In aftermath of Georgia killings & anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian Resources conducts unity conference

With the reaction still fresh to the recent killing of eight people in Georgia, six of whom were Asian women, a broad array of groups and elected officials met this morning to express solidarity against the recent spate of violence directed at Asian-Americans.

The unity conference was held at the Sacramento-based Asian Resources Inc. office on Elder Creek Road and drew a large assortment of elected officials, law enforcement, and community and faith-based groups.

Organized by ARI, leading off the speakers was their executive director, Stephanie Nguyen, who is also Vice Mayor of Elk Grove. Setting aside her role as an elected official, Nguyen referenced her upbringing as the child of Vietnamese refugees.