Asia Society Texas Center presents Women’s Leadership Series - Building Black and Asian Solidarity: Women Leading Across Race, History, and Culture
Asia Society Texas Center welcomes Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University, and Helen Zia, activist and author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People in a live webcast to launch the sixth year of the Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series.
Entitled "Building Black and Asian Solidarity: Women Leading Across Race, History, and Culture," the program explores the depth of Black and Asian American experiences in the U.S. and discuss overcoming racial conflict and division between communities. The program is moderated by Juju Chang, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline.
Occurring amidst the calls for systemic change and racial justice that began following the brutal death of George Floyd while in police custody, the program delves into the dynamic relationship between the Asian and Black communities often overlooked by history. With perspectives that live at the intersection of being a person of color and female, these three inspirational women share their insights into systemic racial and gender injustices and provide guidance on how our society can better build cross-racial understanding.