Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"BurghMeetsWorld: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism and Building Solidarity," (online) with The Global Switchboard, May 28.

The Global Switchboard presents "BurghMeetsWorld: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism and Building Solidarity" online on May 28.
Join us for a community conversation on addressing anti-Asian racism and building solidarity during COVID-19.

The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the racism and xenophobia that have always pervaded our society and systems. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have witnessed heightened anti-Asian racism, hate, and violence across the world. Black, LatinX, indigenous, and newcomer communities have been impacted disproportionately by the pandemic, forced to bear higher health and economic costs. How do we bridge the divide between and within our communities to stand in collective solidarity, both during and beyond the pandemic?

BurghMeetsWorld serves as an outlet for people to share their experiences and connect with each other in Pittsburgh and across the world. Our goal is to create a safe space for communities to come together to discuss their experiences and concerns around racism and xenophobia, to think collectively through the ways we can stand in solidarity, and take action to combat racial injustices.
The talk runs from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on the 28th. The event takes place on Zoom and those interested should register in order to receive the link.