Covid 19

When Fear Turns to Hate: Addressing Racism and Xenophobia Amid COVID-19

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

Presented by Human Rights Commission. The public health concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has resulted in alarming hate crimes, discriminatory acts, bullying and stigmatization against Asian-Americans in towns and cities across the country. News outlets and social media have further perpetuated stereotypes against Asian-Americans.

Join Advocates and State Agencies in a conversation regarding the state of discrimination in Vermont.


Bor Yang, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission

The Honorable Nancy Waples, Judge of Vermont Superior Court

Tabitha Moore, Director of Rutland Area NAACP

Paul Yoon, The University of Vermont, Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont