“Race Relations and Collaboration Between Asian American and African American Communities After the Peter Liang Case”
Monday, March 28, 2016, 8:30am-11am
NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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􀀏.

Moderators
CeFaan Kim, Reporter, WABC Eyewitness News
L. Joy Williams, Founder and Principal, LJW Strategies

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Michael Garner, President, One Hundred Black Men
John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center

Different Community Reactions to the case of Peter Liang: Two Perspectives
Sandra Leung, Board Member, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Exploring Common Issues Facing the Two Communities
Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman
Walter Mosley, New York State Assemblyman

Common Areas for Future Collaboration
Peter Kwong, Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Aairs, Hunter College
Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Associate Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church

Presented by
Asian American Business Development Center and One Hundred Black Men, Inc.

Co-sponsors
The 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)

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