tv U.S. Conference of Mayors Hold Meeting on Violence Against Asian Americans CSPAN April 5, 2021 5:29pm-6:28pm EDT
hoping that we can start by roblocks. same arrangement yesterday. thank you. >> don't talk to anybody about the case just for a reminder. or the media. i appreciate your patience, thank you. [inaudible]. [inaudible]. >> the trial the death of george floyd is underway in the courthouse and former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin discharge in the death of mr. george floyd who died while being arrested by officers. if you missed our live coverage of the trial, watch not getting a decent grade time on cspan.org, 8:00 o'clock eastern tonight pretty. >> next arise in hate crimes
against pacific islanders and asian - every discuss ways to respond to these crimes. >> we've all been appalled by the increase in to crimes directed at asian americans and pacific islanders over the last year. these have no place in our cities for our nation. there always urging us to speak out in hate crimes whenever and wherever they occur. if we emerge are police department to report all hate crimes to the fbi rated for crimes against the asian peoples nothing new. we have famous mayor is incurring along with in the direction of franklin roosevelt,
incarcerations of over 120,000 people. and we've had the current past president who is referred to the virus as the conga flew which has not helped. i've had discussions with them and i've had several conversations over the last few months because of the increased leasing with asian hate crimes rated we've discussed the needed to bring this together we had a great leader in the organization. it was created out of compassion and that is her mayor greg fisher of louisville so i would now like to turn this over to him for remarks and to thank all of you for being with us here today and recognizing they're going to do everything we can to support the good asian people with their ancestry and true americans. thank you very much.
>> thank you and wanting william may as well for organizing the serious topic. in one hand, is been real honor to have a platform to speak out against hate and discrimination against anytime and on the other hand it is so sad because we have to do this way too often here in this country. if so be type of form of hater discrimination appears, the people of america can dependent he was conference america's to speak out. march 16, 8 people were killed and around atlanta. women of asian descent. on monday, 65 -year-old patina was brutally attacked in new york and she didn't belong that was what she was told was she didn't belong three men who witnessed the attack stood by. they did not do anything.
so this will just make your blood boil. it's infuriating disgusting and totally unacceptable. unfortunately, is nothing new such acts against asian americans and pacific islanders have been increasing arctic is becoming all too common in our country today. one way that we can set that out is to speak up. tuesday, president biden announced additional actions to respondent to anti- asian violence. in other actions that it takes tenant similar efforts in the memorandum of the presence six-day in office pretty leader this area where all grateful for it. he responded swiftly and strongly. has a place in our country for hatred racism of any kind for you betrays the idea of the foundation are very country who is mayors have to condemn must
condemn i will continue can to condemn any type of hatred racist violence in the strongest possible terms. when i became mayor of louisville over ten years ago, we established compassion is 104 founding values here in our city. we mean respect for everyone of .if we extended the compassion s a priority to promote equity in time good. and any instance that we could. this webinar has been organized as part of the conferences were considered for equitable cities. twenty take all of us to work together is weak so frequently say, we set up to the injustice anytime we see it. and bigger city or nation more inquisitive so the people of every race national origin feel safe and secure accepted and not
just accepted but to embrace and celebrate for their. so let me know introduce an outstanding mayor board member of the u.s. conference of mayors. lily make of california who will moderate the session. thank you so much for your leadership. >> thank you mayor fisher. my name is lily may, mayor of fremont california also city of compassion. like any chinese-american like to have experienced trauma life whether as a child growing up in pennsylvania, the vietnam for eric, from having to see some of that directly as a student and community member. i was wondering why people who setting of my family. understanding how we could
discusses topic is so raw and emotional are even more recently now, when we have this conversation, i too have experienced in my past election and just in the community in general i'm shocked to see how similes conversation because of the rhetoric with covid-19 woodley some people to create allegations but i was creating information asking people to be conscientious that i would be called out as a communist and a spy. to watch sometimes people who are even bystanders wrong conference on speak up including fellow elected. i think the covid-19 and community leaders and to make sure conversation is being held and discussed. so important that we know in a situation that we have facing as a country, we want everyone to know today, that this is
something where wanting all of you to be part of this conversation. this is open to the press and cspan is recording this as well pretty shocked our nation brought into ahead of the violence is mayor fisher mission earlier, infected on the 65 -year-old woman in new york city is beyond pale but not that all unusual predict a today were honored to have director of asian americans advancing justice. he will provide an update on anti- dissonance and violence in some advice for the mayors but what they can do in your city to prevent and respond to these incidents. we are especially pleased that two officials from the white house howard oh, director of office of engagement and to avoid the associate director of the office of eternal governmental affairs.
they're going to brief us on some of what president biden's actions to responded to anti- asian violence. in the real leader and friend and conference of mayors and past president printed elisabeth who will discuss her thoughts the current situation and what she's been doing to make the aa pi feel safe pretty so let's get on with this. john, the floors yours pretty. >> thank you very much mayor and the mayor fisher for your opening remark. i thought i might do is talk about where we are and how we got here and where we go from here. and i've you have seen the news, they talk about the most recent attacks in new york. and obviously the murders in atlanta. so what we are saying over the past year in terms of where we are is organizations that are
wanting to stop the hate in america and investing justice who are about more than 4500 reports. voluntary reports of anti- asian attacks of this past year. since february of 2020. to be clear, of the 4500, about 90 percent about was not really filed as a hate crime, might involve bullying, involving spinning and source and things of that nature. so one thing that i would ask all of you to remember is that there's potentially a law enforcement element to it but a lot of winter communities looking at, is necessarily missouri law enforcement response but how do we protect her company make sure that our communities feel safer during this time. in terms of how we got here, i
thought we started outlining how we got here. in a moment, it. covid-19. economic fears and people are more fearful, the will fought hard. when the fish respect with the prior president in certain policymakers people with media voices, asian american community was a target. i should be a scapegoat of that. so there is not that we have to wrestle with rated the fact that the administration so there's still attacks placed also want to emphasize that independent of covid-19, is going to be an issue that all of us are going to have to continue to grapple with predict and what, i mean, by that is our political tensions with the chinese government are real. it is absolutely things that we should be calling them out on whether free press or who thinks we should be doing that.
but when we do that, we need to be careful not to make a lady such as the asian american communities back in the united states becomes at target. if unfortunately we have seen that. when we were in world war ii, legitimately there was an enemy that did not mean that japanese americans should've been treated the way the work. we saw that after 911 when there were terrorist attacks on our soil. that does not mean there should be backlash against those groups. in terms of framing, one of the things that i would ask you to remember is this will continue to be martinelli talk about some of these challenges today. if in terms of where we go from here, a few thoughts are that remember the asian american community, we are grappling with typically us stereotypes that
this notion that no matter how long you've been in this country whether we were born in this country we are seen as a foreigner so therefore we are seen as something less bad and sometimes subhuman. we are not deserving of respect pretty so that is one america that we must continue to follow-up and recognize surgeon americans are on the front lines addressing the covid-19 weathers in grocery stores, on farms, for health professions. number two is with respect to on the flipside the minority stereotypes, that they should not be complaining because there's nothing to complain about, the perception is that an educational level, doing above the medium so to speak and we break it down from those just not true. true that there are some asian
americans are doing good but the wealth gaps between the lowest and highest of the largest gap any community here in the united states with the asian. making sure they were mindful of that as well. and in terms of the wealth, i think they hit upon it is that we need to continue to speak out about these issues as nature of people that they understand this is real. this is not just in the back of their minds is in the front of the rising snobby pure full of raising this topic. we would ask all of you to continue to speak out your press conferences. the fact that president biden's medical minute and talking about the covid-19 relief package was meaningful to our community. because it made it our community visible quite a number two i
would same be with your asian american constituents. they need to be seen right now. the need to feel like they are a people they're looking them and be protected. so try to host some events to make sure that you give them that space. there is a paint peeling a pain-and-suffering prayed and part of them have them recognize that people are in positions of power are seeing them. number three tactical level. consider having a task force of some sort that would address these issues. when i say test force, it's absolutely aspect with a law enforcement when we talk about hate crimes and bios for the task force need to be included mental health because of the trauma the victims have. but also the task force should include community groups that are working on these issues such as the bullying issues. and also other elements within
your government structure think about how we get into the education part whether it is a school district, to make sure we have covered narratives. in the lesson that i will offer is what we call bystander intervention training. make your people are aware, they can do they see violence pretty handily with the respect to the new york event, as angry as i was about that attack on the woman some of the more serious with the three individuals who did nothing. but they did nothing during the attack. we recognize that we don't want to put anybody in physical harm's way. i don't know exactly with those three individuals basin, bring that attack himself but after that attack, but the fact that they first close the door to the building and they did nothing preleased to minutes before they decided to go out and make some sense. and the other pieces speak up
and we find ways to talk to the victim if you don't feel like you can do something in that moment. i mutual that you have so our community members feel more safe. i'm happy to engage in further topics and discussions. not just to our community the reality also as you all recognize, we are at a moment as part of what we saw that we saw with george floyd we need to show solidarity's across all communities of color. be courageous about what we are sing and what we can do to address it together but basically i'm happy to answer questions. i will turn the microphone are so to speak to talk about what the white house is doing.
>> thank you john. i'm from the white house medical leg. [inaudible]. would like to provide a detailed update on the current administration what they're doing to address that asian violence. chris invited inside a presidential memorandum the first week of office. combating racism and intolerance is asian americans in the united states. and the address to the nation, the presence also condemned anti- asian violence is un-american call them every single american to help. following the tragic murders of the individuals in atlanta, including women of asian descent and the president and vice president in atlanta and immediate asian american leaders. additionally white house
officials the office of public engagement, the office of governmental affairs and general policy council convened roundtables and listening sessions to discuss this issue. following up with the following up with leaders. also combating the asian violence is among the department's highest priorities taking a fresh look at ways to reinvigorate the department of hate crimes and prevention initiatives to identify ways that we can expand data collections and reporting. additionally the services also hosted a listening session with asian american leaders to discuss equity in the nation's covid-19 response as was mentioned previously also announced combating in a phobia is one of the top priorities as covid-19 already task force prettiness last friday the white
house offered public engagement and hosted an event with her senior advisor a national asian american tumor of congress to discuss anti- asian hate crimes and direct impact on the businesses across america. and this administration presses divided announced the official policy of this administration is to condemn anti- asian bias and violence. a president biden has also called on congress to pass the covid-19 a crimes act that was sponsored by senator and congressman and he also created historically diverse administration. 15 percent of always like myself and howard identifies asian american rated at enough over to my colleague howard. who will go over actions announces week pretty. >> thank you.
[inaudible]. additional actions on the increase of the asian violence. initial. [inaudible]. federal agencies to come combat anti- asian bias and gender-based violence, over the coming weeks, the ministration will be with that asian americans with the leaders. [inaudible]. to hear the recommendations structure and community engagement. and the president appoint a permanent director for these initiatives and coordination of policy across the federal government and anti- asian american and pacific islander communities printed the survivors of domestic violence also dealt with the department of health and human services beginning 49.5 million and reckon what you plan to draft for the community based specific services and programs survivors of domestic.
[inaudible]. president biden also directed the department of justice across agency initiative to addresses anti- asian violence including receiving departments to crime enforcement and the initiatives on the rise of hate crimes in the communities and publishing interactive facetime page and try to get another website to ensure transparency and nations date is a portal effort led to shine a spotlight anti- asian violence and meeting language barriers. hardening with organization to expand public education and awareness about hate crime recordings prevention response and also nationwide civil rights attorney ms. to promote state local law enforcement reporting pretty helping to observe also announcing the establishment of the task force somebody instructional and equity and human phobia and emphasis on
health equity for specific pacific islanders in my community to appear disproportionally affected by covid-19. also national launching a virtual library including resources educators leaders and families for with asian market history and address the history by the challenges of the anti- asian racism and united season the biden administration is committed to working hand-in-hand with leaders in organizations and communities to have fairness and opportunity for all party to think you'll for your leadership. and resources and reach out to us anytime. [inaudible]. >> thank you rated next we will hear from the mayor who will share personal experiences and insight as a leader when
becoming america. welcome. summa thank you. thank you for your leadership in the space, thank you. and to the leadership of the u.s. mayors and all of the activities that we need to address. but everything on in our country. my experiencing, it is something that everyone has spoken to, and his something that we cannot tolerate. in our country. so me tell you a little bit about myself then i will go on and talk to about what my communities happen here right after the atlanta massacre and then we been doing in my community since i became mayor in the building the building blocks and as you see in my background, 2019, we started it
however, another building block, this is brandon that everybody belongs here. i use this as my backdrop because i want people to know that when you think about burnsville, you're thinking about community where everybody belongs here. so the day after what happened in atlanta, i decided that i wanted to make sure that i connected with the people of my community, might asian american community. i have went out to all of the stores in my community where i know there are a lot of choppers. target walmart costco and i went around and handful of business cards and i went up to asian americans and introduced myself. i told them who i am and i handed them my card. i asked them if they lived in burnsville most of them data.
i asked if they felt safe and they said they did. those who didn't live in burnsville but they work there, were very appreciative for someone cared enough to ask them how they were doing it to ask if they felt safe and that didn't mean that my community members did it feel safe. but they know me and i know that i've been there. i keep doing that pretty this morning that i went for my last shot at the hospital for covid-19. we had nurses, asian american nurses and went up to them handed my card and introduced myself and asked if they were safe. they didn't live in burnsville but they do work in burnsville at our hospital. and they were very appreciative. people need to know that they are cared about people need to know and we know what is going on that we are going to reach out predict so this is what i
have been doing and i also went to the business argument manicure pedicure. run by bateman these women. and i asked him how they were doing. and i asked if they felt safe they did. i also asked that plan rated to be vigilant. they did not have a plan. help them to work with plan and what they needed to do. i had my card reach one of the women are again, everybody is involved in all of this. you see something, called 911. they were very appreciative. so these are practical things leaders can do on an ongoing basis. so about 15 years ago, so we did in burnsville, let's make sure the people knew they were cared about. we launched our burnsville and still very active today.
what is i love burnsville. our community is integrated more very international community so there isn't the chinese neighborhood and similarly neighborhood did suffer from everybody is integrated within the neighborhood. but we wanted to do this if people get to know one another. we believe that when you get to know one another, you're not going to be afraid of that person are not going to see the person has the other. that person belongs as a part of your neighborhood. three different per week that everybody did that. but we also build onto that in august we go with the police officer and everybody is allotted to the neighborhood and they make people and they talked them and help them understand with her city and their law enforcement can do to help.
so of these things that we do our building blocks. we even went into our schools for i love burnsville predict their third-graders write an essay about why they love burnsville predict what comes out of those oh and by the way we partner with bank. a union and wet credit union does is give $25 teaching student to win and to the teachers and they write these essays. so every third-grader in the schools in our communities are asked to write about it. what comes out of those essays. it is not only the parks system they enjoy, but what they find is that they feel safe in the community. in the also like their neighbors because everybody is different. and talk about that. and i find that refreshing and
we do this on an ongoing basis we continue to build the building blocks around •-ellipsis. mayors, but i think we need to do is to be courageous. we need to be out there in our communities when these things happen because i can tell you from my experience that when you are out there, as a leader, your community members realize they are no longer invisible and they are recognized. one of the biggest are primary values we have here burnsville is mutual respect. and inclusion, that's what you belong here is important. this is about a community that welcomes everyone. so one of the things that i want all of us to understand as mayors, is that little things like going up and asking when
these tragedies happen throughout the country, and find out how are people feeling. helps a great deal. last summer during the riots the protests in minneapolis, just down the road for me. my community members know is that i am there for them. they talk to me about wanting to have the protest. he talks with me about a rally. and we said what do you mean or needed pretty were the things as they did not want police presence and mike police chief was with me said okay, we won't have police presence however, we need to know how you going to communicate these rallies in these protests because it goes sideways, we need to make sure the community is safe they understood that. and i also said to them, this is your home. you are a partner in helping us
to ensure that our community is safe. if you have the right to free speech in the right to rally but at the same time, you have an obligation to make sure your home in your community is safe. let me tell you, we had peaceful riots and peaceful protests. and peaceful rallies. i also said to them, do you want me present. in some of her one of the rallies was put together by young people said yes. so it was there. the superintendent of the schools was there so we had had the leadership of the community there. from the chamber of commerce. but what we did is make sure that people, that we were there to support them and the rally, to have hours. everybody disbanded and the people felt hurt. they felt they were heard. and even the protesters, i was
there sitting with some of the women in talking with them and they felt they were cared about. they were not invisible in the leadership of the community cumulus in the. so what we need to do mayors, is make sure that we are out there front and center so that our people know care about them and they are not invisible. thank you mayor. >> thank you maren think to john howard and gabe for your excellent hesitations. just like dad than my city of fremont, heard some of the same conversations which is not just a proclamation and what more can we do to unite our communities in these challenging times. some of the things we did early on is when at first the wuhan viruses it was called, we are
concerned about the threat of passions on our small businesses in particular summer restaurants and so when our councilmembers, we were part of a press conference that covered a lot of the local restaurants. we pulled in some of the media to make sure the people understood there's no rational fear and terms of going to those businesses and to speak out for them. and we also as a city work with our police department as well as the d.a. to create what is a hate crime for sure. so they have that information. we also created public service announcements of the people can see some of the examples of what we are thinking. and most, das office and formed a special taskforces and focusing on the asian hate crimes. in the racism. we also watch closely the community based organizations, any of us should already sent some of the conversations the uprising in terms of the
frustrations of being covid-19 cute pretty self working with other elections and trent organizations which are asian organizations for electives, or our citizens for the community or the community members. a lot of people came out in support in partnership with so any other organizations that helped donations of ppe is apply and 80 and when so any of our frontline workers were struggling we just celebrate the doctors today in our nurses are frontline workers. there's any opportunities for the community with the came out of the resources business owners and is organizations in particular in his asian face, we are part of the solution we are not the problem and we are here to work with you to address concerns and needs for people i also want to thank our fellow mayors who joined me at the county mayor's conference. it was on enough that our city did it alone. but that united all mayors
conference the county joining the resolution. not only do they not just out there, they continue to have this conversation with their own communities. it was a ripple effect that amplified in the area. some of the other things that been occurring, not just about the anti- asian hate crimes, is not making sure that every person deserved to be welcome inner-city we are compassionate city. some of the things we value and treasure is the diversity of heritages and cultures in our community so we sell right every year interface worship day. dave piece, interface thanksgiving weekend and gathering we recognize learn from one another. my former experience, serve to terms on the school board and the immediate president of the national league of presence and
what we've largest meet have this constant conversation is not just about the patient leaders themselves with the communities that have the asian population to give them a voice. and as john mentioned earlier, when it comes to education, think that is a struggle that we face so any times when we are talking about racial disparities and covid-19 access, though we are not recognizing such a wide breadth of economic and educational opportunities within the asian communities itself as well. so is important that we highlight thousand people recognized is not just one stereotype and certainly also right now we talk about what is being said, supported that we highlight what is being portrayed in the media as well. that we recognize that you cannot just stereotype people into misrepresentation in terms of being dragon ladies or other things pretty think it is important that we have just
normal people that are in the community. so that is what we are hoping. i would also like to turn to my fellow mayors and others for conversations and questions. someone pull that up and see if we have some questions. other other examples you would like to give john was or anything or actually there for sure if you might be freely, know that you spent so much time in your city of louisville. it is anything you would like to share. >> thank you the boys keep emphasizing is resort to do to compare her when a tragedy or incident of hate happens in your community and you beautifully spoke to that. our interface traditions here is really strong. i'm constantly pulling people together that normally would not interact with each other. because is not what is really the root of this. they don't know each other.
as they think there's so any different so isolation is our enemy. some more than we as mayors can think of 365 days year, intentionally bringing people in together to interact with each other, builds the social muscle that we need someone a tragedy transpires, the city comes together. so we can make the best out of the worst situation and hopefully as we have seen in any universities and these tragedies of last year, and the march for racial justice pretty we are emerging a stronger city. we will be emerging as a stronger city and motion in a stronger nation as a result of these hate crimes that's been perpetrated. there's people, they're talking about in their consciousness is being expanded as part of our roll as mayors. to make sure that takes place. >> thank you. i know that there will be more
questions pretty. >> one of the things that i think supportive of what john was saying and that is sometimes we just to the hate crime so fast. to the sheriff in georgia to as to what the bear was saying well this any of the crimes that we have in the country come from the state not from the federal government but i think the instants that john used, they're not hate crimes that there vicious acts, the management be thinking about in the way of task force and it schools. so some listening to this under the leadership we need to see if
we can come up with some best practices and talk about this. >> i absolutely agree. i think that's one of the things that we have talked about, and children when you look at them in school, there are not taught hate this opportunity the reeducate early on within her students. and as far as the hate crimes versus like sitting or chasing people around her using racial slurs, there may be questions at times as whether the pic victims are targeted because of the race or how we work with our police as well as our community leaders in terms of what would be determined as a motive. and with these types of crimes or incidents, we investigate them fully. and consider the passion in terms of whether the equate to hate. and i also want to invite the
mayor who started earlier with some introduction talked about this i wonder if you would be so kind to share a little bit about this into your testimony pretty. >> thank you and i didn't see the question from the mayor. i'm sorry. but yes. so i am five special. the me give you my father's heritage. he has, my father is danish and english but my mother is a pacific islander. asian from the island and samoa, so that is what you see. so when i came into office 26 years ago, in burnsville, there were only 8 percent in order, 8 percent minority we are now, i'm waiting for the next census but our demographics in
burnsville is probably about 30 - 40 percent minority. very integrated. very international in its makeup. so these are the things that i think really makes for great and healthy community and the things we do not only with our communities because we have an interface, we have three mosques in our community. so we are very interactive with all of them. but one of the things that is going on as we can to new to look, one of very lutheran churches has put together a task force for inclusion. and what was interesting and what they had shared with me is the makeup as a whole group, was all outpatient. all whites, one asian american.
and becky told her story of what it was like to be in our community enemy in this task force and feel like that she was invisible. it opened the eyes of any of the people here. so i think having a proclamation and doing resolutions is great. it's a one-time thing. i think you have to be every day, we are doing something every day we are building those willing blocks to change the culture and transform the way that we see each other and how we behave as a community. so it just takes a lot of work and a lot of heavy lifting prayed for the utilities.
a. >> thank you for sharing that. it means a lot to hear about your background and also recognizing all of the efforts that you're doing in burnsville. some other efforts i also recognize is that when we talk about communities and outrage. in these ethnic groups, fremont is actually the third largest city in the united states through the percentage of publishes was an asian majority and so is been one of the things that i've seen over the last couple of years as the diversity representation whether it is government steam or here at the city council itself. first woman to be the female mayor to see now where we have our first black caucus woman in the majority asian counsel. also for the first time in a five year history, the majority of women counsel.
there's a 35 year. no women at all on the council. in other efforts i think supportive commuter about everyday first with his outrage when i was in school board, i was the president of the asian school board members that is important and brought to as a counsel, and the governance is board of directors so that it was not just the representatives that black a larger asian at large. a female at large. it was all of us, regularly meeting and talk about the issues that came to us. in other efforts here in fremont because we have such a diverse heritage, we have the largest and we also have any. [inaudible]. so we had a civics community leader, or the commission's leaders is muslim. these continual conversations
are ways that we can embrace and learn and educate one another about the richness in our culture and heritage bring to these conversations and make such a blessed community to live in. and that one that we hope this time. it when it's easy to get the virus and to be frustrating to face these challenges and to recognize that together that we spread help and we hope help one another. emily also see that i would love to invite i think that one of my fellow city mayors making a comment and we would like to join the conversation if you like to. >> sorry incredible this up. ... ... >> would you like to share with us.
[inaudible]. >> i apologize. i thought he was sharing with us but he was mentioning with the city manager art they are also commenting they represent some of the population pretty. [inaudible]. >> there he is pretty. >> there he is. i don't know what happened. >> i didn't realize you were from small rated reimann was pretty. >> my parents are not pretty. >> no served the mayor i am sorry. >> i was just kind of bragging. it was actually a former coast guard.
and his job was a quarterback so he played for the texans and the patriots and he's a great guy. so go figure. and were probably like 1.6 percent population. it infected had a minister of japan come down a few years ago he flew into albuquerque and asked me, are you here at large. i said yes sir. he said really, there were maybe 20 families there. and, he goes, i'm going to put it down as a destination there in japan. i thought it was pretty cool. so i just wanted lend my support to the mayors around the country rated we've been extremely lucky here. i see what happens and parts of the country. it is terrible.
my dad was in camp as well. in fact he passed away a few years ago but he told me, is the first time he went to japan, he was 16. after he was released from the camp but they didn't like him in japan because he was american pretty so that when he came back to join the military in 1948, he retired at 69. but i will admit in 1990, did get, my first run in office for state rep in 1990. i was 26 years old. the sky kind of he saw my name and he was like what kind of name is this. and he said i said japanese the sonoma going to vote for a japanese. and so of course, there is some very good. but i thought about my dad and what he has suffered in the military 1948. i thought this is nothing compared to what he had to go
through so we just kept plugging away. knowledge meant that my uncle was here in the 60s, mid 60s. look for the president of the university in ames charge of the food service so people know my family printed but still, i just want to give the mayors support work and whatever i can do to help but think you. and i want to thank my good friend mayor fisher and tom for putting this on. i live in a very diverse community. if i have this at this level is incredible. i just wanted tell you thank you. >> thank you mayor prayed. >> john can i ask you question printed did you come into non- recent, is geared more to chinese the recent incidents and can you discern japanese and
chinese and is geared more from the chinese or is something that we imagined or can you comment on that pretty. >> one level, for the asian population, we all look alike, that does not apply prayed he said the specifics are that obscene attack that we've been tracking targeted about 40 percent are chinese-americans but it goes across all of asia with the exception of south asian americans are not being treated the same way in the pacific islanders are also not being impacted in the same way was certainly japanese and chinese and korean as well as the immunities of armies have been impacted we have reports fm all of those communities that does extended to almost all 50 states pretty were up to 48 or 49 states rated so it is across the board. that is something to be aware because the number of people pointed it out and absolutely
correct is that the degree to which it is a significant, any are against women so if you think about resources in your community's you should be targeting making sure there's gender-based resources there. and lesson that i would say someone to make sure that the centered around the victims is what kind of wraparound services do you have for the victims because for our community, yes the accountability of the attacker is relevant but is not critical frankly. what we are more concerned about us how are you providing services for the victim. if you're in a school, western high school counseling is available to talk to that student. what person will talk to the family that student about what them through the process. with those things were hoping that everybody can be in on. >> i appreciate your comments john and thank you because i
think that's important. when i mentioned earlier that the asian majority city, after we neglected to mention were very large in east asian indians in south pacific islanders. sometimes when it comes to this, is also been targeted to them. i absolutely agree when i talked to my fellow limited mayors in particular, during this last time. , a lot of women did have an focused on far greater and our elderly just because of the stereotypes and i think of being seen as a weaker opponent or authority. that is why really appreciate your conversations tom and greg and mayor fisher in terms something of the conference can take on in the opportunities for us to be able to provide there because with they offer is great to all of us is not just a venue of us for us to learn from one another but an opportunity for us to ever fight our voices and
to be heard and helped to assist one another this no better time than right now in terms of being able to provided that to our communities. i am trying to see if there is any other comments from my fellow mayors. i was just going to say that it is so important and i have to thank all of you, for taking this time to talk about this topic. at times very personal for me because it is something that is really moving my community and it's something i'm so grateful that were able to have this conversation and allow people to be able to share their thoughts but this is not like the mayor said, one conversation, this has to be an ongoing effort because people in our communities the mayors and community members and businesses and all, need to feel safe and welcome. that is something that i would
pledge that we all need to do every day. and thank you all for taking the time the opportunity and john yang for coming siri and mayor fisher. and all the mayors and for those of the u.s. conference of mayors who help us to have a fire voices. i am just so moved and thankful i wish you all the best as we work together to address covid-19 and reopening safely and redirecting how we can build better normal working together. so with that i think you for your time today and look forward to any conversation as we move forward. have a great day be safe. and stay healthy. >> thank you so much for your leadership pretty. >> the trial the death of george floyd is underway at the courthouse rated former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin, is charged in the death
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