May 8: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

May 8, 2-3:30PM EDT

AAPIHM Virtual Panel

THE HHS Office of Minority Health invites you to join the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Virtual Panel Discussion

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host a virtual panel discussion on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT.

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This panel discussion will highlight current federal efforts addressing racism and health inequities, including the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and the Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. OMH looks forward to facilitating a rich discussion, featuring contemporary Asian Americans who are leading grass-roots efforts to protect and empower diverse AAPI communities nationwide. 


  • Haeyoung Yoon
    Senior Director of Policy
    National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Ed Tepporn
    Executive Director
    Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
  • Sam Mihara
    Former World War II Incarceree
    Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
  • Esther Lim
    “How to Report a Hate Crime” Booklets
  • Kevin Tien
    Chef and Co-founder
    Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate
  • Juliet Bui
    Public Health Advisor
    HHS Office of Minority Health
  • Moderator: Erin Aoyama
    Community Research & Outreach Fellow
    Minidoka National Historic Site