Apr 9, 2021
Stand With Asians is a community call to action that kicked off with a day of protest and programming on March 26, 2021 as a direct response to the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16th, which came after a year of rising violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities here in the United States.
Carl Choi of GreatCo. reached out to us about putting together a
community event as part of the SWA programming that day which would
speak to the immersive creative community. In response, we pulled
in Michaela Ternasky-Holland, a VR producer and part of NoPro's
extended team who in turn helped us reach out Joanna Popper of
the Extending Reality (AR/VR) Club in Clubhouse, the largest
immersive creative community on the popular app.
This event was recorded on Clubhouse, in the Extending Reality club on March 26th, 2021 by Jacob Patterson, and features Carl, Michaela, Joanna, NoPro's Kathryn Yu, and Voices of VR's Kent Bye as moderators of the discussion which looks to get the immersive creative community exploring what they can do to address the systemic issues facing the AAPI members of our community, and the larger issues facing America as a whole.