COVID Impact on Minority Businesses and Anti-Asian Hate

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On Friday, November 6, Catholic Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) jointly presented a program on COVID Impact on Minority Businesses and Anti-Asian Hate. The virtual event was also part of the DMV APALSAs Coalition which is a collaboration between APALSA student groups from eight schools within the D.C. Metro area.

The afternoon’s guest speakers were Marita Etcubañez, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Advancing Justice (AAJC), and Catholic Law Professor Heidi Schooner. Both guests brought with them years of experience to speak about how the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected minority small businesses, particularly in the Asian American community. Student leaders from Catholic Law’s chapter of APALSA led the event. Nikita Vasudevan (2L), President, and Nassim Ahmadi (2L), Vice-President, welcomed the group and introduce each of the guest speakers and the event was moderated by Jennifer Hwang (2L), Treasurer, and Daniel Kim (2L), Secretary.