Violence Against Asian & Pacific Islander Community on this Rise
WASHINGTON, D.C. (5/3/2021) — On Tuesday, May 5, 2021, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes will speak at a national, bipartisan conference called “A Community United: A National Convening Against Anti AAPI Hate”. AG Reyes will be on a panel focusing on how law enforcement is responding to violence against the Asian and Pacific Island Community nationwide.
The Panel, “Law Enforcement Responding to Hate”, will occur at 12:35 Mountain Time tomorrow. Click here for a link to stream the event.
“It’s very personal for me to increase awareness of current and historic bias, racism, violence and hate toward our Asian-American and Pacific Islander Communities,” said Attorney General Reyes. “While this aggression is being highlighted in today’s media stories, it is not new to those of us who have experienced it our whole lives. Whether it is conscious or unintentional, blatant or hidden, the consequences are still devastating. “
“I appreciate this opportunity to collaborate across various industries, disciplines and beyond political partisanship to examine how we come together as communities to address these cases,” AG Reyes continued. “As a law enforcement leader, I feel an even greater responsibility to hold violent, hate fueled perpetrators accountable for the terror and trauma they inflict.”
The national anti-hate convening is hosted by Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong. The event will focus on raising awareness, on supporting the AAPI community and taking concrete actions to stop AAPI hate, and on creating a skillset toolbox to empower all participants to stand up to hate.