Activist Amanda Nguyen is speaking out on the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic. Zinhle Essamuah talks to her about bringing attention to the issue, anti-racism efforts, and rights for sexual assault survivors like herself.
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1:18 Coverage of Asian American Hate Crimes
3:17 Activists Speaking Out
7:23 Emotional Toll
8:20 Anti-Racism Within Asian Community
9:46 Fighting for Sexual Assault Survivors
Activist Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a civil rights organization, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019. She has been outspoken about the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One attack last month against an 84-year-old man ended in his death. We talk to Amanda Nguyen about the latest on Asian American hate crimes, President Joe Biden’s executive order to protect Asian Americans, building anti-racism efforts to support the Black community, and her experience fighting for the rights of sexual assault survivors.
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