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Queens Memory ProjectOral History2010-01-01Queens Memory is an ongoing community archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College, CUNY. The Queens Memory team engage with Queens residents in their two-fold mission to (1) push local history collections out to the public through programming and online resources, and (2) pull new materials into our collections from the diverse communities of Queens.
CNN: "What's spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians"News article2020-02-21
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A widely circulated article about the anti-Asian assaults at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Times: "Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety"News article2020-03-23
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As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the “Chinese virus,” many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.
CUNY TV Asian American LifeTV Series2020-05-06
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CUNY TV Asian American Life had a special edition on COVID-19 on the Asian American communities in Summer 2020. All episodes of Asian American Life are available on YouTube.
WP: Asian American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirusNews article2020-05-19
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A widely circulated article about the Asian health professionals working amid of the anti-Asian American assaults bias during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Times: "The Epicenter"News article2020-12-03
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The Time's article on how COVID-19 has impacted Queens.
New York Times: "A Painstaking Portrait of Some of New York’s Darkest Days"News article2020-12-03
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The Time's another article on how COVID-19 has impacted Queens.
NBC: "A year of loss, heartache, looming eviction -- and rescuing itself -- for Chinatown"News article2020-12-04
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The pandemic and anti-Asian racism have decimated Chinatowns in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, but many residents are turning to one another for help.
Authors of Report on Asian Americans Affected by COVID-19 Discuss Need for Disaggregated Data, Targeted PoliciesWebinar recording2020-12-11
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Asia Society Texas Center concluded 2020 with a webcast examining how the Asian American Pacific Islander community has been impacted by COVID-19, the subject of an August 2020 report from McKinsey & Company titled “COVID-19 and Advancing Asian American Recovery.” In conversation with Kinder Institute for Urban Research Founding Director Dr. Stephen Klineberg, report co-authors Elaine Dang and Harrison Lung discussed what drove the study, key insights and findings, and their main takeaways on the topic.
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StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.