Fighting Back Against Hate: Language and the Power of Racist Words

Fighting Back Against Hate: Language and the Power of Racist Words


Thursday, March 3, 2022
5:00PM to 6:00PM PST/8:00PM to 9:00PM EST
Virtual on Zoom; Free and open to the public



Xenophobia in the U.S. toward Chinese American and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community often manifests across myriad of words, phrases, and tropes. The COVID-19 crisis and irresponsible rhetoric by political leaders have fueled a surge of discrimination and hate targeting Asian Americans - but the idea of framing “outsiders” as threatening is not new. To combat this issue, Committee of 100 has crafted an Anti-Hate Glossary as a guide for identifying terms, phrases, and conspiracies involving the Asian community.


Please join Committee of 100 for a critical discussion on formulating an inclusive and effective approach for future discourse on the use of language and how it contributes to damaging stereotypes and exacerbates race-based harassment.




Dr. Gordon Chang, Moderator, Committee of 100 Member, Professor of American History, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities at Stanford University


Dr. Karen Umemoto, Helen and Morgan Chu Endowed Director's Chair of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA


Dr. Saba Soomekh, Associate Director American Jewish Committee (AJC)


Samantha Owens, Regional Director- U.S., Over Zero