If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate
Museum of Riverside, Harada House Foundation, and Inlandia Institute are partnering to present a powerful and timely panel discussion about ending Asian American Pacific Islander hate and hate crimes entitled, “If Only We Dare: From the Harada Story to Ending Asian Hate.”
Crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have spiked since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Similar crimes have a long history in California, in particular, and are a symptom of the country’s wider challenges in the struggle against racism. Presented via Zoom, this webinar is grounded in the civil rights message central to the history of Harada House, a National Historic Landmark in Riverside, California.
Panelists will consider what motivates discriminatory behavior and hate crimes, and offer practical ideas for all who wish to be part of the work to eliminate racism. Participants will share personal experiences and a positive way forward.
Confirmed panelists include Kimberly Harada (Elementary education teacher, southern California), David Inoue (CEO, Japanese American Citizens League), Linda Leu (Executive Director, IMPACT Bay Area), Curtis Takada Rooks, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University), Mark Takano (U.S. House of Representatives, California District 41), and Carolee Tran, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UC-Davis). The panel will be introduced by the City Manager of the City of Riverside Al Zelinka and moderated by Museum of Riverside Director Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D.
Free and open to the public but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/EndAAPIHate