A special screening for a new documentary highlighting the history of Asian hate crimes in American will be taking place in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 16. The documentary, titled “The Race Epidemic,” will take place on 1515 J. Street in Sacramento from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A special screening of a new documentary highlighting the rise in Asian hate crimes is planned in Sacramento this week. The documentary, titled “The Race Epidemic,” is about another outbreak caused by COVID-19, according to filmmakers.
Winner of the best documentary award of the Chinese American film festival, The Race Epidemic is about another outbreak caused by Covid-19 – An epidemic of racism against Asian Americans. With a politicized pandemic sweeping through the country and a president calling it the Chinese Virus, the rise of attacks and hate against Asian Americans is not surprising.
Communities across the nation came together for the Asian Justice Rally to honor those lost to Asian hate crimes. Full video below including Race Epidemic Documentary discussion with Attorney General Rob Bonta, Producer Ron Wong, John Kobara, APALF Executive Director James Lau.
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“The Race Epidemic” documentary aims to memorialize the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes throughout the pandemic.
Vilma Kari, an elderly hate crime victim, and her daughter Liz urge readers to watch the film, support it and continue speaking out against racism.
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A recent nationwide survey showed one in five Asian Americans has experienced a hate crime since the start of the pandemic.
California has, by far, the largest Asian American population in the U.S. with more than 6.5 million people identifying themselves in this way. That’s more than the next top five states combined.
Yahoo News | ‘The Race Epidemic’ documentary wins prestigious ‘Golden Angel’ award for shining light on AAPI hate
“The Race Epidemic,” the premier documentary on the recent rise of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic, has won the Best Documentary award at the 17th annual Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF). The documentary is currently raising funds on GoFundMe as it continues to seek nationwide distribution to raise awareness.
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The Race Epidemic documentary has sold out of its October 14th screening at the Japanese American National Museum. The evening screening will feature special guest speakers such as Congressmember Mark Takano (CA-41), Fox 11 Anchor/Reporter Susan Hirasuna, and former CA Treasurer John Chiang.