GBH’s community event is a forum focused on the rising violence against Asian Americans. Over the past year, incidents of hate crimes against Asian Americans have been rising at an alarming rate. Our panel of experts will participate in a roundtable discussion exploring the history of racism faced by Asian Americans, sharing current statistics on anti-Asian hate crimes and defining what constitutes a hate crime. Experts will provide resources for local communities including how to report anti-Asian hate crimes and how to obtain emotional support. During the event, we will explore steps that individuals can take to become allies and advocates in support of local Asian American populations to combat racism.