Helping Asian American Community Recover from the COVID- 19 Crisis Webinar
Counter anti-Asian racism and respond to discrimination, harassment, and physical violence.
May 18 ｜1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
The fear of the coronavirus is manifesting as racism against people who are of Chinese or East Asian descent after the virus was first identified in the United States in January. Asian Americans across the country are being shunned, shamed, and verbally or physically assaulted as fear over the coronavirus spreads.
In collaboration with Hennessy, AABDC invites you to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with NYC Commission on Human Rights, NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes by offering support for those who have faced anti-Asian incidents during the pandemic, and to provide advice on how to stay resilient and positive during this traumatic time.
Nancy Yao Maasbach
President, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
As the President of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Nancy Yao Maasbach combines her experiences in managing organizations, promoting arts and culture as a bridge between peoples, and executing research focused on redefining the American narrative by examining the role of Chinese Americans in U.S. history.
Prior to MOCA, Nancy was the executive director of the Yale-China Association, one of the oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to building U.S.-China relations. Nancy led more than 20 programs lauded as best-in-class and models for bilateral engagement.
Nancy has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including staff and board positions at The Community Fund for Women & Girls, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Tessitura Network, Goldman Sachs & Co, Council on Foreign Relations, CNN, and the Center for Finance and Research Analysis.
Nancy received her MBA from the Yale School of Management and her AB from Occidental College. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Deputy Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
Hassan Naveed has a decade of experience working on criminal justice issues impacting vulnerable communities. He previously served as Director of Outreach at the New York City Department of Investigation’s Office of Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD). Prior to OIG-NYPD, Hassan led community efforts in Washington, D.C., that worked to improve hate crime response and prevention by the local police department involving LGBTQ, Muslim, immigrant, and other communities. Hassan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Master of Public Administration from New York University.
Chief of Staff , NYC Commission on Human Rights
Edwin Tablada is the Chief of Staff at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency responsible for the enforcement of the New York City Human Rights Law which is one of the most comprehensive anti-discrimination laws in the country. He has overseen some of the Commission’s most impactful work, including a report on discrimination and bias experienced by Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish, and Sikh New Yorkers, the implementation of the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act, and the agency-wide response to COVID-19 discrimination.
Previously, Edwin worked at Lambda Legal, a national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQI people and people living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work, where he focused on advocacy issues around criminal justice reform, policing, and government misconduct as well as the development of educational and outreach efforts.
Edwin is a proud Filipino, hailing from Baguio City, and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC/NBC News
Richard Lui is a thought leader at the intersection of media, social impact, and storytelling. He is a content and digital-social specialist with 30 years of experience in network television, technology, and business.
Currently, he is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Before that, he was news anchor at CNN Worldwide, where he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in the U.S. Most recently, Lui reported on the ground on the Paris and San Bernardino Terror Attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest.
For 15 years Lui’s reporting has focused on politics, covering every U.S. national election since 2004. He has interviewed hundreds of politicians, from Detroit Mayor to U.S. President. He has been a contributing columnist for USA Today, Politico, Seattle Times, Detroit Free Press, Huffington Post, and others. Lui is a Policy Fellow at UC Riverside.
Lui is also a technologist with a wide-reaching business career that started in the 1990s. He launched six technology brands over three technology cycles, most recently an artificial intelligence company in Silicon Valley in 2016. While at Citibank Singapore, he co-founded and patented a Visa-like payments backbone (a first of its kind) and was a management consultant at Mercer for an IBM joint venture. He sits on six boards of directors / advisers in spaces ranging from international relations to artificial intelligence. He is a 2016 Governance Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Lui’s accolades and achievements include the top tiers of business, political and journalism distinctions. In addition to being a team Emmy and team Peabody recipient, he has been recognized for his reporting from national organizations including the National Education Association, Advancing Justice, AAJA, NAAAP 100 and WWAAC. He is ranked globally in the top 1% of social media users by Twitter Counter. Business Insider named Lui one of 21 careers to watch alongside Warren Buffett and Sheryl Sandberg. And more lightheartedly, he’s been ranked three years in a row by Mediaite as one of the “50 Sexiest in TV News.”
Lui graduated from City College of San Francisco with A.S. Honors in Math and Science, UC Berkeley with a B.A. Honors Rhetoric, and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with an MBA. A first generation Chinese and Polynesian American, Lui has a twist in his background. Because his grandfather, an unauthorized immigrant, filed false “Paper Son” documents, Lui’s real last name is Wong.
Lui is conversant as a thought leader in various spaces, speaking at over 300 events over the past five years. More information on his speaking can be found at the Washington Speakers Bureau website (https://speakers.wsbdirectconnect.com/speaker/profile/28877/Richard-Lui#.V7ZA8ArLMRg.twitter).