NBC News will host a throng of Asian American celebrities, politicians, and advocates including comedian Margaret Cho, singer Lea Salonga, The Try Guys actor and LGBTQ+ advocate Eugene Lee Yang, and representative Judy Chu amongst others on a segment called United Against Hate, according to Deadline.
The episode, which airs on Wednesday at 4:30pm ET, will include a panel discussion about the rise in anti-Asian sentiment amidst the coronavirus and what everyone from policymakers to individuals can do to counter it.
“NBC Asian America has been at the forefront in covering the rise in bias incidents and crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic,” NBC editor Jessica Prois stated. “This important town hall will focus on the data and offer ways that Americans can help, and our AAPI Frontline editorial series is an example of how we’re focusing on positive ways to counter hate.”
NBC Asian America also recently launched the series AAPI Frontline, a special for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month that tells the stories of AAPI Covid-19 essential workers.
The virtual gathering will be available on NBC Asian America’s website in addition to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Peacock (NBCUniversal’s streaming platform).
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