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Town Hall to focus on racism in the time of Covid-19

Friday, April 17, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

A virtual town hall this week will focus on anti-Asian racism in Central Texas related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is a joint effort between the city of Austin Equity Office, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Asian American Resource Center, ATX Police Oversight and the Austin Asian Community Health Initiative. The webinar will take place Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m., and those wishing to attend can register online. Speakers include Mayor Steve Adler; Dr. Eric Tang, director of the UT Center for Asian American Studies; Ayshea Khan, archivist at the Austin History Center; Vung Lun, community health navigator at the Austin Asian Community Health Initiative; Darlene Lanham, executive director of Asian Family Support Services of Austin; Amy Wong Mok, founder and CEO of the Asian American Cultural Center; Deborah Alemu, community organizer; Carmen Llanes Pulido, executive director of Go Austin/Vamos Austin; and Paula X. Rojas, community equity strategy consultant at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.

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