Speaking Engagement

The Virus of Hate: Coronavirus and the Local Asian American Community

Blank Rome Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sophia Lee will participate in 6abc's special virtual Town Hall, "The Virus of Hate: Coronavirus and the Local Asian American Community," on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. 

Held in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the important roundtable discussion will explore practical strategies to overcome bias and hate, to address our own mental health, and to help our children during these challenging times.

The esteemed panel of roundtable participants include:  

  • Nydia Han, Consumer Reporter/Anchor, 6abc (moderator)
  • Rob Buscher, Board Chair, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
  • John Chin, Executive Director, Chinatown Development Corporation
  • Dr. Yu-Heng Guo, Psychologist
  • Anne Ishii, Executive Director, Asian Arts Initiative
  • Chad Dion Lassiter, Executive Director, PA Human Relations Commission
  • Sophia Lee, Partner & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Blank Rome
  • Narasimha Shenoy, Founder, President & CEO, Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Watch the full Town Hall recording below (Sophia's thoughtful discussion on explicit and implicit bias begins at 25:45).