/ April 6, 2021

Reflections on COVID-19, mental health, and xenophobia in the Asian American community



This panel conversation, moderated by Jennifer 8. Lee, explores current issues and challenges in the Asian-American community. Historians Erika Lee and Jia Lynn Yang offer historical context for the xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment in the wake of COVID-19. Representatives from the Library (Margaret Li) and the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health (Rachel Steimnitz) offer tips and resources for New Yorkers facing coronavirus and related issues.

This program is offered as part of Spaces to Thrive, a partnership between the Library and the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health.