A message from Neil Barr: Supporting the AAPI community

Our nation has witnessed increasing violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am deeply troubled by recent events involving xenophobic rhetoric and anti-Asian hate crimes. I want you all to know that the Firm stands in solidarity with our AAPI colleagues and the broader AAPI community. We recognize the often-underreported struggles that this group of Americans faces and want to support the important conversations and education needed to fight these injustices and attacks.

On March 23, we will host Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, who will discuss the path to ending hate against the AAPI community. In March 2020, Dr. Jeung co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, an organization that tracks incidents of discrimination and uses this data to develop policy interventions and long-term solutions to racism. Dr. Jeung is the author of several books and articles on race and religion, including Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans, and Mountain Movers: Student Activism and the Emergence of Asian American Studies.

I hope you will join us for this important conversation and in supporting our colleagues and community members every day.