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Can We Talk? Stopping Asian Hate

Date: May 27, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
About this Event


• 8:15am – Virtual Networking Begins

• 8:30am – Panel Discussion Begins

• 9:15am – Q&A

• 9:30am – Presentation Ends, Additional Networking Opportunities

• 9:45am – Program Closes

There is a long history of Anti-Asian violence in the United States, and the past year has led to a disturbing explosion of incidents. Advocates and activists say that as COVID-19 spread, so did the violence, as Asian Americans experienced COVID-related racism fueled by xenophobia. Hate crimes recorded by police rose at a faster pace against people of Asian descent than overall hate crimes.

A new report reveals anti-Asian hate crimes surged 169% across 15 major cities in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. For many Asian Americans, the tipping point came was this past March when a gunman killed eight people at three Atlanta-area spas.

Now, many Asian-Americans are struggling to navigate life in the United States, and advocates say employers are not doing enough to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees who may be impacted.

Join us to learn:

  • What racial trauma employees may be feeling
  • How to recognize anti-Asian discrimination within the workplace
  • What colleagues can do to support their AAPI peers
  • What leaders can do to promote an inclusive environment
  • How to be an antiracist



This program will be held in Airmeet, which will allow attendees to have quality networking time before and after the event.

World Trade Center Seattle's Can We Talk? series is presented by the Port of Seattle. The series encourages open and honest conversations, no matter how difficult, in an effort to create better unity and understanding in both the workplace and our daily lives.

This program is included in World Trade Center Seattle memberships. If you are a member and do not have your complimentary promo code, please email

WTCSE cannot issue refunds, however can facilitate a name change on registration to allow for the transfer of tickets for this event.

Questions? Contact World Trade Center Seattle at 206.441.5144 or

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Can We Talk? Stopping Asian Hate
May 27, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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