Leaders Forum commends Tammy Duckworth on taking steps to combat AAPI Violence at the highest levels of the Federal Government in alignment with President Biden’s directives

By March 24

Please view these letters U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) wrote on March 18, 2021 to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to urge for immediate action on addressing the hate crimes and violent acts against the Asian American community.

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Leaders Forum Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans

By March 18

Leaders Forum stands in solidarity with our consortium of c-suite, executive members, strategic partners, supporters, Vice President Kamala Harris, and President Biden in condemning the recent hate crimes and associated violence and murders against Asian Americans.

As an organization committed to public service at the highest level committed to having an impact, we are addressing the situation as follows:

  • LF Action Plan with our national leaders across the country and in the current Administration we hold relationships with has been executed.

  • LF Plan includes addressing the problem of crimes against AAPIs in a coordinated way at the Federal, State, and Local level.

  • LF Plan brings private resources and support to local distinctive leadership who are addressing the immediate needs of AAPI communities with on the ground protection.

  • LF Plan raises awareness in Tier 1 media & national think tanks in accordance with our Impact Portfolio

  • Letter to President Biden

 

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Time to break a historical pattern of blame and harassment

By September 27

Daily Journal, 9/1/20

“A just society holds people accountable for what they do; it does not punish them for what they look like or where they may have come from.”

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Categorized in: Race and Civil Rights, Uncategorized

Leaders Forum Statement on Recent Strife in America

By July 7

In response to the significant strife and pain America is suffering at this time, Leaders Forum is committed to support the African American community, and in particular Black Lives Matter.  Leaders Forum will build on its community partnerships to address the challenges of racial and systemic injustice.  Through its work, our thought leader c-suite members will continue to create opportunities to make positive impact and to strengthen and sustain bridges of understanding.  Leaders Forum stands in solidarity with those on the front lines of struggle and recognizes the importance of unity, inclusion, and addressing racial injustice now and in the future.

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Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It

By August 16

The New York Times, 12/17/16

Out of the 20-plus reporters who covered the presidential campaign for The New York Times, there were no Latinos or Asians and merely 2 were black. In the Sports department, there is only one Asian man, two Hispanics and no African-Americans among its 21 reporters. Also in the Styles section, every single writer is white.

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Airbnb host hit with a $5,000 fine for canceling on this Asian guest over her race

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Business Insider, 7/14/2017

In February, Airbnb host Tim Barker canceled on Dyne Suh, who drove through a snowstorm to get to his cabin in Big Bear, California. Baker said, “I wouldn’t rent to you if you were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian.”

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Celebrating Vaisakhi: The Story Behind the Sikh Festival

By April 13

NBC News, 4/13/16

This week, millions of Sikhs wearing vibrantly colored turbans parading to the sound of beating drums will commemorate a tradition centuries old. The Sikh celebration called Vaisakhi happens annually in mid-April. The origins of Vaisakhi stem from a spring harvest festival native to the Punjab region of South Asia, but more importantly marked as a religious significance for Sikhs. Sikhism is a monotheistic faith founded on the principles of equality, freedom of religion, and community service.

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