SUPPORTING AAPI VOICES

The United States has witnessed a wave of anti-asian incidents—many of them violent, even deadly—over the past year, fueled by incendiary political rhetoric. The Commonwealth Club of California stands for civil dialogue, supporting people of all backgrounds, and drawing on the thoughts, experiences and talents of all.

To help the community better understand the issues facing Asian Americans and the rest of society, we present a selection of related programming from The Commonwealth Club and "The Michelle Meow Show." 

Thank you to Gilead Sciences, Inc., for its generous support of "The Michelle Meow Show" and its shared commitment to supporting our AAPI Community.

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APRIL 22, 2021

Hollywood

Hollywood and the Mainstreaming of Anti-Asian Racism

Featuring Bee Vang in conversation with Michelle Meow and John Zipperer.

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APRIL 16, 2021

Lao New Year

Celebrate Lao/Thai/Cambodian New Year 2021

Featuring David Phommavong, Chantho Vorasarn, Medd Rattana, Khambang Sibounheaung, Alex Sirivath, Bobbie Oudinarath, and Tookta in a program moderated by Michelle Meow.

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APRIL 8, 2021

The Donut King

Alice Gu: The Rags to Riches Story of the Donut King

Featuring Alice Gu in conversation with Michelle Meow and john Zipperer.

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MARCH 26, 2021

AAPI Women Leaders

Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

Featuring Tita Aida, Leanna Louie and Bo Thao-Urabe in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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MARCH 11, 2021

Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

Addressing Anti-Asian Violence

Featuring Nikki Fortunato Bas, Russell Jeung and Michelle Kim in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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OCTOBER 22, 2020

Vietnamese-American Voters

The Progressive Shift of Vietnamese-American Voters

Featuring Thao Ha, Juicy Liu, Baoky Vu in conversation with Michelle Meow and John Zipperer.

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AUGUST 6, 2020

Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck

Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck: Looking to Make History

Featuring Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck in conversation with Michelle Meow and John Zipperer.

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MAY 21, 2020

Successful Lao-American Women

Celebrating API Month and Successful Lao-American Women

Featuring Polly Outhay and Ali Bousavatdy in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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MAY 21, 2020

Halting Bigotry in Its Tracks

Halting Bigotry in Its Tracks

Featuring Dr. Karen Korematsu, Judge Lillian Sing and Sameena Usman in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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MAY 5, 2020

The Half of It

The Half of It: Director Alice Wu and Star Leah Lewis

Featuring Alice Wu and Leah Lewis in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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APRIL 24, 2020

Anti-Asian Violence

Asian American Voices on Anti-Asian Violence

Featuring Dion Lim, Julie Tang and Cyn Wang in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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APRIL 15, 2020

Pi Mai

Pi Mai: Lao/Thai/Cambodian New Year in the Time of COVID-19

Featuring Amy Chomthakham, Bounchanh Senthavong, Dr. Watt Sengkhyavong and David Phommavong in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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DECEMBER 8, 2019

Addressing Trauma

Addressing Trauma in the Asian-American Community

Featuring Sasanna Yee, Eddy Zheng and Helen Zia in conversation with Michelle Meow.

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COMMONWEALTH CLUB STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE AAPI COMMUNITY

We at The Commonwealth Club are heart-broken about the murders of 10 Americans, mostly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in Atlanta, followed by 10 more Americans murdered in Boulder. We express our condolences and support for the AAPI members of our staff, our board, our volunteers and our community, as well as to the communities in Atlanta and Boulder.

The murders in Atlanta resulted from the toxic combination of unaddressed racial prejudice, mental illness and easy access to combat-style firearms, with many of the same factors behind the massacre in Boulder.

These mass murders were the latest of 104 mass shootings in the United States just in 2021, in which 120 people have been killed and 380 have been wounded.

The Club commits itself to supporting the AAPI community however we can. We dedicate the Club to creating dialogue that will produce practical steps to stop the intolerable level of gun violence in our country.

Gloria C. Duffy
President and CEO
The Commonwealth Club of California