COVID-19 Press Conference
The AAC would like to thank everyone who came out in support of our press conference on COVID-19 on March 12, 2020. It is crucial to remember to attack the problem and not each other. We must ensure that factual information is being conveyed and that racism or hate towards any person will not be tolerated.
AAC Chairperson Vira Douangmany-Cage
State Representative Tackey Chan
Dr. Elisa Choi, Governor American College of Physicians
Jimmy Liang, JP Fuji Group
Karen Chen, Chinese Progressive Association – CPA Boston
Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu
Legislators: State Rep. Tackey Chan, State Rep. Tram T Nguyen, Rep. Donald Wong, Rep. Maria Duaime Robinson, Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Council President Kim Janey, Boston City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell
Commissioners present: Vira Douangmany Cage, Mabel Lam, Vanna Howard, Gilbert Ho, Sam Hyun, Philjay Somera Solar
Event organizers: Executive Director Jenny Chiang, Program Director Jay Wong, Commissioner Sam Hyun, Commissioner Danielle Kim
Please stay updated with us as we continue to monitor COVID-19 closely. Contact us if you need resources/guidance.
Please find a link to the full video of the press conference linked here.
Read our press statement here.
Resources to Report Hate Crimes:
- Suffolk District Attorney: (617) 619-4000
- Anti-Defamation League New England: 617-406-6300
- Council on American Islamic Relations – Massachusetts: 617-862-9159
- Fenway Health Violence Recovery Program: 617-927–6250
- Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Division: 617-727–2200