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In partnership with Asian American leaders, Councilmembers Mai Vang, Eric Guerra, Rick Jennings, and Vice Mayor Jay Schenirer invite Asian American residents and allies to a series of community convenings to address anti-Asian hate and uplift racial solidarity in the City of Sacramento.

At the conclusion of the convening series, we hope to have community-led solutions that acknowledge the experiences of Sacramento’s Asian American residents and promote racial equity in our city. Participation in all three convenings is highly encouraged, but not required. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request.

We also invite you to be listed as a supporter of our community convenings. You may sign up as an individual, organization, or business, and after signing up, you will be listed on our website, acknowledged during the convenings, and be provided materials to help promote the event. Scroll down to sign up as a supporter!

For further information, or if you have any questions, contact Ryan Brown at

Full-size flyers for our Convenings are available in the following languages:

Check out our Anti-Asian Hate Resources page and download a sharable flyer!


Convening 1: what's happening and how did we get here?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom

This convening will focus on understanding and acknowledging systemic racism impacting Asian American residents and their current experiences.

View the Recorded Meeting


CONVENING 2: WHAT is being done to help?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom

This convening will focus on sharing information on current efforts to address anti-Asian hate in Sacramento.

View the Recorded Meeting


CONVENING 3: WHAT else do we need to be safe?

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom

This convening will focus on strengthening and supporting anti-Asian hate and anti-racist efforts and identifying other actions needed to achieve and sustain racial solidarity and equity in Sacramento.

RSVP via Zoom


Our Supporters

Organizations and Businesses:

  • ACC Senior Services
  • APIs Rise
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America - Greater Sacramento
  • Avvento Consulting, Inc.
  • Chinese American Council of Sacramento
  • Democrats for Justice in Palestine
  • EBAYC Sacramento
  • Everyday Impact Consulting
  • Florin JACL - Sacramento Valley
  • Hmong Innovating Politics
  • Jakara Movement
  • Latino Democratic Club
  • Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
  • Mutual Housing of California
  • My Sister's House
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Asian/Pacific Islander Regional Network
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Sacramento Valley Korean American Community
  • Stockton Boulevard Partnership
  • University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America


  • Albert Balingit, Attorney-at-Law
  • Angelique Ashby, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Sacramento
  • Betty Low, Community Member
  • Bobby Dalton G. Roy, Community Member
  • Cathy Thao, Community Member
  • Cha Vang, Community Organizer
  • Chinua Rhodes, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Cindy Liu, Sacramento Resident
  • Cindy Vang, Assistant Professor
  • Cruz Alfred Naranjo, Arts Commissioner, City of Sacramento
  • Cynthia Bonta, Founding Director, Sacramento Philippine National Day Association
  • Danielle Driscoll, Youth Programs Manager, Sac Breathe
  • Darrel Woo, Trustee, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Dave Tamayo, SMUD Board Member
  • Deborah Franklin, Community Member
  • Genevieve Shiroma, SMUD Board Member (ret.) and CPUC Commissioner
  • Elaine Abelaye-Mateo, Community Advocate
  • Frank Louie, Executive Director, Stockton Boulevard Partnership
  • George Raya, Community Activist
  • Hach Yasumura, Community Member
  • Harjit Singh, Personnel Director, Jakara Movement
  • Jackie Thu-Huong Wong, Trustee, Washington Unified School District
  • Jason Jong, Community Advocate
  • Jeffery Ogata, Community Member
  • Jinky Dolar, Community Member & Advocate
  • Jofil Borja, Sac. County Public Health Advisory Board Member and Vineyard CPAC Chair
  • Josh Kaizuka, Community Advocate
  • Kassy Saeppunh, Community Member
  • Katie Valenzuela, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
  • Kelley Lee, Sacramento Resident
  • Lee Lo, Community Advocate
  • Les Simmons, Pastor, South Sacramento Christian Center
  • Linda Ng, National President, OCA
  • Maeley Tom, Founding President, Joint APIA Legislative Caucus Institute
  • Mai Nguyen, Executive Director, cPALSs
  • Manuel Buenrostro, Policy Associate, Californians Together & Active Transportation Commissioner
  • Margy Park, Retiree
  • Marietess Masulit, Community Member
  • Matt Hamasaki, Minister, Sacramento Buddhist Church
  • Megan Sapigao, Community Member
  • Mikaili Kamau, Community Member
  • Mikel Davila, Senior Development Project Manager
  • Mona Tawatao, Co-Leader, APIs RISE Fund
  • Naomi Piper-Pell, Chair, Sacramento Youth Commission
  • Nia Kotobalavu, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Advocate
  • Nicole Grady, Executive Assistant, Sac Breathe
  • Nilda Guanzon Valmores, Advocate
  • Nkauj Iab Yang, Executive Director, California Commission on APIA Affairs
  • Oranit Limmaneeprasert, Professor and Faculty Union President, American River College
  • Randy Singh, Community Member
  • Ruth Seo, Sacramento Resident
  • Taylor Beckwith, Tobacco Control Programs Manager, SacBreathe
  • Theresa C. Riviera, Consultant
  • Vince Sales, Chair, Pacific Rim Heritage Foundation
  • Xai Lor, Owner, iYa Taekwondo and iYa Pocket Teen Center
  • Xyooj Swm Zeej Vaj, Community Member


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