SpeakOut Ed Talk - Asian Americans: Facing Hate, Fighting for Justice, and Shaping the American Story

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Two outspoken, activist Asian American women speak their minds about anti-Asian racism and misogyny in the current climate of hate—and how they seek to build multiracial, multicultural unity to address white supremacy and sexism.

Renee Tajima-Peña is an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on immigrant communities, race, gender and social justice. Helen Zia is a noted author and activist on social justice issues ranging from civil rights and gender equality to countering homophobia and hate violence.

Renee and Helen first met in 1984 in Detroit when Renee was producing her Academy-Award-nominated documentary “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” and Helen was a lead activist in that landmark campaign for justice.