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Asian American Inclusion & Solidarity

While violence toward Asian Americans has always existed in the United States, our community has recently faced racist violence and hate crimes at a much higher rate due to increased Sinophobia, anti-China foreign policy, and xenophobic political rhetoric unleashed during the Covid-19 pandemic. When government officials express fears over China or other Asian countries, Americans immediately turn to a timeworn racial script that questions the loyalty, allegiance, and belonging of 20 million Asian Americans. The result is that whenever China is attacked, so too are Asian Americans as a whole.

The Serica Initiative's Inclusion and Solidarity practice recognizes the inextricable link between Sinophobia and anti-Asian hate and works to educate and cultivate empathy through interactive learning and awareness-raising, original research, discussions with subject matter experts, and outreach and coalition-building with other communities of color. By profiling the personal stories of diasporic, intersectional Asian Americans across the country, Serica helps to combat pernicious stereotypes and develop more nuanced understanding and empathy for the AAPI experience. In the long term, Serica plans to partner with changemakers to influence policymakers, business, and civil society to fight systemic anti-Asian racism and empower all communities of color.

Voices Rising: What's Next for Asian Americans in the Arts?

Hosted by Juju Chang, the Emmy Award-winning anchor of ABC News Nightline, Voices Rising: What’s Next for Asian Americans in the Arts? delves into the pressing issues and opportunities Asian American artists face today. 

Featuring in-depth conversations with distinguished panelists; including BD Wong, David Henry Hwang, Rosalind Chao, Jose Antonio Vargas, Qian Julie Wang, and Mira Jacob; and interspersed with performances by Naomi Funaki, Mikiya Ito, and Pooja Reddy; this special comes at a crucial time when anti-Asian hate is on the rise, yet there is also a remarkable celebration of Asian American talent at the national level. 

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Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out

The conversation about race in America is often between Black and White, leaving Asian Americans out of the dialogue. Exploring Hate, in partnership with The Serica Initiative, present a three-part series about communities building bridges. Confronting racism. Discovering surprising connections. And fighting hate  – together. Official selection of the 2024 Seattle Asian American Film Festival and the 2024 Phoenix Film Festival.

Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out | Trailer
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Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out | Trailer

The conversation about race in America is often between Black and White, with Asian Americans and others often left out of the dialogue. Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative present three stories about communities confronting misperceptions, building bridges, and fighting hate — together. Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out. For more information visit: pbs.org/exploringhate Presented by Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative. Premiered May 18, 2023 __________________________________ CONNECT WITH EXPLORING HATE Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exploringhate Twitter: https://twitter.com/exploringhate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringhate _____________________________________ CONNECT WITH THE SERICA INITIATIVE Website: https://www.sericainitiative.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serica.initiative/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSerica ____________________________________ Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism is a multi-platform reporting initiative investigating the roots and rise of hate. The initiative is part of The WNET Group, home to THIRTEEN, America’s flagship PBS television station in New York City. Exploring Hate probes the past and investigates the present to better understand the current alarming increase in bias, injustice, and disinformation that threatens democracy and human rights. Major funding for Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out is provided by Charlotte and David Ackert.     Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, with additional major funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Charlotte and David Ackert, Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, and Patti Askwith Kenner. For a full list of funders please visit pbs.org/exploring hate. _________________________________________ The Serica Initiative is the nonprofit partner of SupChina, a China-focused news, information, and business services platform. The Serica Initiative convenes a global community of changemakers to advance positive social impact between the U.S., China, and the rest of the world through dialogue, storytelling, philanthropy, and effective collaboration. https://supchina.com/serica-initiative/ Major funding for The Serica Initiative is provided by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). ___________________________________________ On the Brink: Playlist for Progress highlights docuseries, town halls and podcasts that tell real, human-centered stories of current, interrelated social challenges facing individuals and communities. The channel is presented by The WNET Group, a PBS content producer. WATCH more videos and read articles on the Chasing the Dream Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/chasing-the-dream/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Exploring Hate Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Peril & Promise Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/
Eddie Zheng: Bridging the Divide | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out
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Eddie Zheng: Bridging the Divide | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out

Eddie Zheng spent 21 years behind bars in California for a crime he committed at age 16. Now he’s committed to building bridges — and bridging the divide between Asian Americans and other communities of color. But he’s not doing it alone. In one San Francisco neighborhood, Blacks and Asian Americans are working together to confront racism, fear, and misperceptions about one another. Episode 1 of our 3-part series. #ExploringHate #AAPI #AsianAmericans #NewBreathFoundation #immigration #sanfrancisco #BayViewHuntersPoint About the Series: The conversation about race in America is often between Black and White, with Asian Americans and others often left out of the dialogue. Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative present three stories about communities confronting misperceptions, building bridges, and fighting hate — together. Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out. For more information visit: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Presented by Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative. Series premiered May 18, 2023 Watch all episodes of Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out: https://to.pbs.org/435bFSd _________________________________________ CONNECT WITH EXPLORING HATE Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exploringhate Twitter: https://twitter.com/exploringhate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringhate _____________________________________________ CONNECT WITH THE SERICA INITIATIVE Website: https://www.sericainitiative.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serica.initiative/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSerica -------------------------------------------------------------------- Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism is a multi-platform reporting initiative investigating the roots and rise of hate. The initiative is part of The WNET Group, home to THIRTEEN, America’s flagship PBS television station in New York City. Exploring Hate probes the past and investigates the present to better understand the current alarming increase in bias, injustice, and disinformation that threatens democracy and human rights. Major funding for Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out is provided by Charlotte and David Ackert.     Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, with additional major funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Charlotte and David Ackert, Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, and Patti Askwith Kenner. For a full list of funders please visit : https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ ______________________________________________ The Serica Initiative is the nonprofit partner of SupChina, a China-focused news, information, and business services platform. The Serica Initiative convenes a global community of changemakers to advance positive social impact between the U.S., China, and the rest of the world through dialogue, storytelling, philanthropy, and effective collaboration. https://www.sericainitiative.org Major funding for The Serica Initiative is provided by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). __________________________________________________ On the Brink: Playlist for Progress highlights docuseries, town halls and podcasts that tell real, human-centered stories of current, interrelated social challenges facing individuals and communities. The channel is presented by The WNET Group, a PBS content producer. WATCH more videos and read articles on the Chasing the Dream Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/chasing-the-dream/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Exploring Hate Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Peril & Promise Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/
The Lunar Collective: A Seat at the Table | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out
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The Lunar Collective: A Seat at the Table | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out

Asian Jews can feel doubly targeted by stereotyping and discrimination. The Lunar Collective is a group of young Asian Jews who tell their stories about identity through music and film and found a community with each other. Episode 2 of our 3-part series. #thelunarcollective #aapicommunity #JenniRudolph #AsianAmericanJews About the Series: The conversation about race in America is often between Black and White, with Asian Americans and others often left out of the dialogue. Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative present three stories about communities confronting misperceptions, building bridges, and fighting hate — together. Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out. For more information visit: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Presented by Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative. Series premiered May 18, 2023 Watch all episodes of Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out: https://to.pbs.org/435bFSd ___________________________________________________ CONNECT WITH EXPLORING HATE Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exploringhate Twitter: https://twitter.com/exploringhate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringhate ____________________________________________________ CONNECT WITH THE SERICA INITIATIVE Website: https://www.sericainitiative.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serica.initi... Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSerica ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism is a multi-platform reporting initiative investigating the roots and rise of hate. The initiative is part of The WNET Group, home to THIRTEEN, America’s flagship PBS television station in New York City. Exploring Hate probes the past and investigates the present to better understand the current alarming increase in bias, injustice, and disinformation that threatens democracy and human rights. Major funding for Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out is provided by Charlotte and David Ackert.     Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, with additional major funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Charlotte and David Ackert, Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, and Patti Askwith Kenner. For a full list of funders please visit : https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ _________________________________________________ The Serica Initiative is the nonprofit partner of SupChina, a China-focused news, information, and business services platform. The Serica Initiative convenes a global community of changemakers to advance positive social impact between the U.S., China, and the rest of the world through dialogue, storytelling, philanthropy, and effective collaboration. https://www.sericainitiative.org Major funding for The Serica Initiative is provided by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). ________________________________________________ On the Brink: Playlist for Progress highlights docuseries, town halls and podcasts that tell real, human-centered stories of current, interrelated social challenges facing individuals and communities. The channel is presented by The WNET Group, a PBS content producer. WATCH more videos and read articles on the Chasing the Dream Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/chasing-the-dream/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Exploring Hate Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Peril & Promise Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/
From Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, Queens | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out
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From Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, Queens | Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out

Patricia Chin is co-founder of VP Records, the largest independent reggae record label in the world. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, 85-year-old Miss Pat is credited with building and transforming the reggae music industry. Reflecting the diversity of the Asian American community, her story is rooted in Asian Caribbean history. Episode 3 of our 3-part series. #aapi #PatriciaChin #MissPat #vprecords About The Series: The conversation about race in America is often between Black and White, with Asian Americans and others often left out of the dialogue. Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative present three stories about communities confronting misperceptions, building bridges, and fighting hate — together. Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out. For more information visit: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Presented by Exploring Hate and The Serica Initiative. Series premiered May 18, 2023 Watch all episodes of Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out: https://to.pbs.org/435bFSd _______________________________________ CONNECT WITH EXPLORING HATE Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exploringhate Twitter: https://twitter.com/exploringhate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploringhate _______________________________________ CONNECT WITH THE SERICA INITIATIVE Website: https://www.sericainitiative.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serica.initi... Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSerica -------------------------------------------------------------- Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism is a multi-platform reporting initiative investigating the roots and rise of hate. The initiative is part of The WNET Group, home to THIRTEEN, America’s flagship PBS television station in New York City. Exploring Hate probes the past and investigates the present to better understand the current alarming increase in bias, injustice, and disinformation that threatens democracy and human rights. Major funding for Between Black & White: Asian Americans Speak Out is provided by Charlotte and David Ackert.     Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, with additional major funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Charlotte and David Ackert, Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, and Patti Askwith Kenner. For a full list of funders please visit: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ __________________________________________ The Serica Initiative is the nonprofit partner of SupChina, a China-focused news, information, and business services platform. The Serica Initiative convenes a global community of changemakers to advance positive social impact between the U.S., China, and the rest of the world through dialogue, storytelling, philanthropy, and effective collaboration. https://www.sericainitiative.org Major funding for The Serica Initiative is provided by The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). _______________________________________ On the Brink: Playlist for Progress highlights docuseries, town halls and podcasts that tell real, human-centered stories of current, interrelated social challenges facing individuals and communities. The channel is presented by The WNET Group, a PBS content producer. WATCH more videos and read articles on the Chasing the Dream Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/chasing-the-dream/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Exploring Hate Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/exploring-hate/ WATCH more videos and read articles on the Peril & Promise Website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/peril-and-promise/