#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.

About #ThisIsAmerica
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.

Panel Speakers
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.

#ThisisAmerica Panel
Pictured from L to R: Blank Rome's Alan Hoffman and Sophia Lee, panelists Nydia Han, Reggie Shuford, Will Gonzalez, and Tsiwen Law, and Blank Rome's Chris Lewis.
#ThisisAmerica Judges
Pictured from L to R: Blank Rome's Sophia Lee, Hon. Ida K. Chen of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Hon. Ashely M. Chan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Hon. Stella M. Tsai of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and Blank Rome's Chris Lewis.