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Race Relations and Collaboration 

Between Asian American and African American Communities

After the Peter Liang Case


Monday, March 28 , 2016

Location: NYC Bar Association • 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY

8 : 30 am – Registration

9 : 00 – 11 : 00 am – Panel discussion

After NYPD Officer Peter Liang was convicted of second degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, Asian American and African American communities responded in different ways, leading to rising tensions between these two communities. Asian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men have come together to organize a panel of community, civic and political leaders to discuss race relations, communications, and collaborations between the two communities.


CeFaan Kim, Reporter, WABC Eyewitness News

Joy Williams, Founder and Principal, LJW Strategies

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Michael Garner, President, One Hundred Black Men

John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center

Different Community Reactions to the case of Peter Liang: Two Perspectives

Sandra Leung, Board Member, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Exploring Common Issues Facing the Two Communities

Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman

Walter Mosley, New York State Assemblyman

Common Areas for Future Collaboration

Peter Kwong, Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs, Hunter College

Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Associate Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church


Presented by

Asian American Business Development Center

One Hundred Black Men, Inc.


The New York City Bar Association


Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/lJRBgRw69x

For inquiry call Xiaotang Huang 212.966.0100


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