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Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley Stop Asian Hate Series

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As our country is getting more divided, we are losing sight of what makes our country great. We are a country of immigrants, collectively creating the American Dream with the best and the brightest people from around the world. As we are getting more xenophobic and intolerant of newcomers, we are losing our competitive edge. When Asian Hate crime and gun violence continue to rise, we are calling on our community members to come together to demand systemic changes, build bridges through understanding, and appreciate our differences.

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The Stop The Hate campaign is made possible with funding from the California State Library (CSL) in partnership with the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA). The views expressed on this website and other materials produced by Ding Ding TV (SVI Channel) do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CSL, CAPIAA, or the California government. Learn more at www.dingdingtv.com/stopthehate or caplaa.ca.gov/stop-the-hate.

Events:

Damage from Pelosi’s Asia tour awaits final tally by George Koo

An article written by George Koo.

What has ‘champion of democracy’ wrought? By George Koo

An article written by George Koo.

Confessions of a disgruntled Chinese-American by George Koo

An article written by George Koo.

Walls and Wars – a Poem by Joel Wong

A poem article written by Joel Wong to speak again the war around the world.

Music Video shooting at DingDing TV Studio “All of Us Belong Right Here”

On August 9th 2022, Ding Ding TV had nearly 40 people joining the “All of Us Belong Right Here” Music Video shooting.  This song is created for Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley’s “Stop Asian Hate series” as the theme song. It’s also used for the multicultural community “Stop Asian Hate” activities.

Together we deliver the message “All of Us Belong Right Here” to Stop The Hate.

Civic Leadership Forum “All of Us Belong Right Here”

—— Speaker: Jay Chen (President of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Community College, Lieutenant Commander US Navy) 

Jay Chen spoke about Anti-Asian hate and how it is nothing new. He said: “This is a great country because of its diversity. The minute we start to make the strength of our country feel unwelcomed, our country will start to suffer.”

Civic Leadership Forum“All of Us Belong Right Here”

—— Speaker: Lily Mei (Mayor of Fremont and Candidate for Senate) 

Lily Mei stressed the importance of not just talking about Anti-Asian hate crimes but the need to take action. We cannot be a bystander but an upstander. She stated: “The only way to make a change is to be a part of it. You can’t make a change in something you are not involved in.”

Civic Leadership Forum“All of Us Belong Right Here”

—— Speaker: Ken Fong (Founder and Chairman of Kenson Ventures) 

Ken Fong spoke of the guilt he feels as a businessman who used to think he didn’t have the time to get involved. But if we do not get involved, we become the problem and not the solution.

Civic Leadership Forum“All of Us Belong Right Here”

—— Speaker: Lisa Gilmore (Mayor of Santa Clara and Candidate for Re-election)

Mayor Gillmor spoke about hateful rhetoric that started at the beginning of the pandemic and the rising number of Anti-Asian hate crimes targeting individuals and businesses.

Mayor Gillmor called it a health crisis and a human rights crisis. She stated: “By working together in our city and standing in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters, we can work to create a more just and compassionate society.

Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley brings the community together to affirm the message “All of Us Belong Right Here”

Music Video “All of Us Belong Right Here”

On Sept. 3rd, Silicon Valley Community Media and Ding Ding TV launched the music video “All of Us Belong Right Here” as a part of the Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. The music video is a collaborative community effort.

Over 60 people participated in the making of the video, and 20 elected officials made an appearance. Joel Wong (the chair of National Asian Americans United) composed the lyrics and music. Ding Ding TV produced the video.

Asian Americans Network Series on Clubhouse 

—— Asian Americans Network looks forward to further serve our community with its aspirations, struggles, and celebrations.

“Heritage and Contributions”, “Stand Up to Hate”, “Hopes for Democracy”, and “Our Voice Matters”.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Willie Brown (Former Mayor of San Francisco)

Willie Brown spoke about how minorities can unite and empower themselves. He stated we need to understand that we cannot go at this alone and we are better off with allies.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Yang Shao (Fremont Council Member)

Yang Shao discussed the pros and cons of Asian Americans being called the Model Minority.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Sheng Thao (Oakland Council Member)

Sheng Thao talked about discrimination and her suggestions on how to handle it.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Raymond A. Buenaventura (Daly City Vice Mayor)

Buenaventura spoke about how minorities can unite and empower themselves. He stated we need to understand that we cannot go at this alone and we are better off with allies. It is our mission to find common ground we have with each other as a way to build alliances

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Lily Mei (Mayor of Fremont)

Lily Mei talked about what cultural traits the AAPI community can contribute to making America an even greater country. She spoke about strength and unity through the lens of her mum’s philosophy – one chopstick is easy to break. But a bundle is harder to break because they are together and united.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Nancy Tung (Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County)

Nancy Tung discussed what legislators could do to create a systemic change. Likewise, she talked about what lawmakers could do to address the root causes of violence that impact all communities of color.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Speaker: Joel Wong (President of National Asia American Pac)

Joel Wong composed the poem “All of Us Belong Right Here!”. He read his poem to mark the beginning of the event and echo the theme of the forum “We Are All Americans!”.

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

Civic Leadership Forum “We Are All Americans!”

—— Panel Discussion

As our country is getting more divided, we are losing sight of what makes our country great. We are a country of immigrants, collectively creating the American Dream with the best and the brightest people from around the world.

Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley “We Are All Americans” gathered over 200 people in South San Francisco. Organized by Silicon Valley Community Media, Ding Ding TV, and American TeoChow Foundation with Diana Ding as the moderator, the event gathered a number of elected officials.

Civic Leadership Forum “Different Culture & Common Ground”

A culture dialog between Asian and Black Communities

Civic Leadership Forum

Different Culture, Common Ground, A Culture Dialog between Communities

 

Light the candle in the darkness

Stories about generosity, heroism, kindness, and outstanding services

 

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