After NYPD Officer Peter Liang was convicted of second degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley, Asian American and African American communities responded in different ways, leading to rising tensions between these two communities. Asian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men have come together to organize a panel of community, civic and political leaders to discuss race relations, communications, and collaborations between the two communities.
ModeratorsCeFaan Kim, Reporter, WABC Eyewitness NewsL. Joy Williams, Founder and Principal, LJW Strategies
Welcome & Opening RemarksMichael Garner, President, One Hundred Black MenJohn Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center
Different Community Reactions to the case of Peter Liang: Two PerspectivesSandra Leung, Board Member, Asian American Legal Defense and Education FundLumumba Akinwole-Bandele, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Exploring Common Issues Facing the Two CommunitiesRon Kim, New York State AssemblymanWalter Mosley, New York State Assemblyman
Common Areas for Future CollaborationPeter Kwong, Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Aairs, Hunter CollegeRev. Jacques DeGraff, Associate Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church
Presented byAsian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
Co-sponsorsThe City Bar Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession and Committee on Minorities in the Profession; Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY); Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA)