API-Jewish Panel on Rising Hate

Rates of antisemitism and anti-Asian hate are reaching new heights. 2021 saw a 32 percent increase in anti-Jewish hate crimes and a 175 percent increase in anti-Asian crimes, according to data from the California Attorney General. In response, the Bay Area Jewish and Asian / Pacific Islander (API) communities have strengthened our cooperation over the past three years to identify the causes and respond with a common voice.

Join us at the Peninsula JCC on October 18 at 6:30 p.m. for an important community discussion about how the API and Jewish communities are working together and how can you join the effort.

Register here.

Panelist Biographies:

Jon Osaki is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed and produced promotional, educational, narrative, and documentary films. His initial interest in film grew from his desire to share the stories of the Japanese Community Youth Council, where he has served as Executive Director since 1996.

Julia Mates became Belmont’s first directly elected Mayor in 2022 after serving on the City Council since 2018. She is the first Chinese American Jewish Mayor in the United States and also works as a historian and cultural resources specialist consultant.

Cally Wong serves as Executive Director for the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Council of San Francisco where she runs and operates a 55-member coalition. She works to ensure underserved API needs are visibly engaged, addressed and represented in policies, research and data collection, and equitable funding allocations.

Moderator: Tye Gregory has served as CEO of JCRC Bay Area since April 2020. He was previously executive director of A Wider Bridge (AWB), a New York-based partner organization that works to advance LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion in Israel.


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