#ThisIsAmerica: A Conversation about Race in America
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Blank Rome LLP and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (“APABA-PA”) will host a partial viewing of #ThisisAmerica, a timely documentary created by 6abc’s Nydia Han, followed by an insightful panel conversation about race in America.
The event will take place on May 22, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Blank Rome's Philadelphia office. A reception for all attendees will immediately follow the formal program.
In September 2017, 6abc’s Nydia Han posted a Facebook video in response to a woman yelling at her, “This is America!” The video was viewed 2.3 million times, 64,000 people reacted, and 15,000 people commented. Since then, Nydia has been on a journey to better understand the incredible response to that video. The result is a three-episode documentary entitled, #ThisIsAmerica, an effort to engage a truly constructive conversation about race and who we are as Americans.
Nydia Han (moderator), 6abc consumer reporter, and co-anchor of Action News Sunday mornings; Will Gonzalez, executive director of Ceiba and former president of the Hispanic Bar of Pennsylvania; Tsiwen Law, civil trial lawyer with his law firm, Law & Associates, L.L.C., and a founder of APABA-PA; and Reggie Shuford, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.