COVID-19 Community Report, March 16, 2021: Addressing anti-Asian racism and later, local Women's History Month

My guests today are Lisa Yep Salinas and Dotty Pritchard. Lisa and I will talk about the rise of anti-Asian and Pacific Islander racism and xenophobia during the pandemic. A resolution that condemns anti-Asian violence was approved unanimously by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors in February, and it is on the consent calendar for the Davis City Council meeting tonight. Dotty Pritchard and I will chat about the longtime Yolo County Women’s History Month luncheon, usually held this time of year. I'll also provide the weekly updates from Yolo County Public Health.

Today marks the one-year anniversary for this show, and for the first county-wide lockdown orders. On March 17, 2020, I walked into the radio booth at KDRT  and recorded the first half-hour episode. One year and 56 shows later, we’re still at it, and I find there are still conversations to be had and stories to be told. Thank you to all who have supported the show during the past year.

Art image on left by Korean Swedish illustrator Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom from a recent article in Davis High School's Blue Devil Hub.