The Race Epidemic:  A Discussion on Hate Crimes Against Asians & AAPIs 

Free to attend | All ages welcome | ASL services provided In-person at the Discovery Center: 5 – 7:30 pm PST. | Directions​​​ Virtual via Zoom: 5:30 – 7 pm PST. Can naming a virus after an innocent ethnic group cause the outbreak of an epidemic of hate?  Join us for a live discussion with Tony Shyu, director and producer of The Race Epidemic, a new documentary that highlights the rise in Asian hate crimes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Tony, together with Ron Chew, principal of Chew Communications, and Sarah Baker, Security Awareness Manager at Microsoft will discuss xenophobia and racism against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.  Jill Nishi, Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Northwest will serve as moderator, and following the discussion, panelists will participate in a Q&A session with the audience.  Registrants will receive a link to view the documentary on their own before the event (no screening at the Discovery Center). Jointly presented by the Discovery Center and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Employee Resource Groups, Gates Asians in Philanthropy and Allies for Racial Justice, honoring Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander month. EVENT SCHEDULE 5 – 5:30 pm: Doors open 5:30 – 7 pm: Virtual attendees join 5:30 – 7 pm: Panel discussion 7 pm: Virtual program ends 7 – 7:30 pm: Explore the exhibitions

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