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For Immediate Release:
July 28, 2020

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
[email protected]

Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisor Board to host a virtual Hate Crimes Awareness Forum


MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board (AAAB)’s Education and Civic Engagement Committee will host a virtual Hate Crimes Awareness Forum via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. With the assistance of the U. S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS), the AAAB will be joined by representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to address the differences between a hate crime and a bias incident; what law enforcement resources are available to victims; and what steps someone can take if they believe they are the victim of a hate crime or incident. To participate or to watch the forum, you may register at or you may dial toll-free number 1-877-853-5247 or 1-888-788-0099 with Meeting ID 92962904470# and Password 071997.

At the Forum, representatives from the Office of Community Advocacy’s Black Affairs Advisory Board, Commission for Women, Community Relations Board, Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, and the LGBTQ Advisory Board will join the Asian American Advisory Board in a common quest to prevent hate crimes. The Boards will have the opportunity to address and share their perspectives and experiences on hate crimes and bias incidents.

The Asian-American Advisory Board’s Education and Civic Engagement Committee was created in 2018 to recommend possible solutions to the social, economic, cultural and political problems in the Asian community, as well as to promote active participation of Asian Americans in civic, cultural, commercial and community affairs; to foster relationship with public officials and maintain formal channels of communication so that the Asian concerns are effectively transmitted and heard; to build coalitions with various community groups to address issues of common concerns, such as advocating positive legislation regarding immigration and advocating legislation to strengthen the penalties for racially motivated crimes; to encourage and assist in citizenship registration and voter registration; to eliminate ignorance and bigotry towards Asian Americans, and to conduct studies through fact-finding and analysis of problems encountered by Asian community members.

All meetings of the Asian-American Advisory Board are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to learn more about the work of the board. This meeting will only be held virtually utilizing communications media technology made permissible pursuant to the Governor's Executive Orders.

Miami-Dade County provides equal access and equal opportunity in its programs, services, employment, and activities and does not discriminate based on disability. For material in accessible format, a sign language interpreter or other accommodation, please call 786-498-2425.

If you are hearing or speech impaired, you may join the meeting using Florida Relay Service by dialing 711 on your telephone or link Please email [email protected] or call 833-250-2784 for technical assistance related to 711 or the closed captioning link provided by the Florida Relay Service.

For more information, please contact Asian-American Advisory Board Director Joshua Ho at 305-375-1570.

The Office of Community Advocacy, under the Board of County Commissioners, oversees nine advisory boards and the Miami-Dade County Goodwill Ambassadors Program. The Office is charged with making Miami-Dade County "One Community" that embraces our diverse and unique population. Follow @AdvocacyMDC on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and follow @mdcaaab on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Who: Asian-American Advisory Board’s Education and Civic Engagement Committee Meeting, Office of Community Advocacy

What:Hate Crimes Awareness Forum

When: July 30, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Where:Zoom link or you may dial toll-free number 1-877-853-5247 or 1-888-788-0099 with Meeting ID 92962904470# and Password 071997


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