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Media Roundtable: Violence Against Women In Mexico & Anti-Asian Hate Crimes In The US

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discuss coverage of the protests against gender-based violence and femicide in Mexico. Last year, more than 3700 women were violently killed. 969 cases were classified as femicides, which is defined as the violent death of a woman because of her gender. 

Later in the show, we'll focus on the ongoing violence against Asian Americans, from physical attacks against elders in the Bay Area to the shootings in Atlanta, which left six Asian women dead. On Thursday, the House held a hearing to discuss the history of racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans, which dates back to the 19th century. 

 

Guests:

Estefanía Camacho, feminist journalist based in Mexico City

 

 

Vivian Ho, reporter at The Guardian US and author of Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids

Anh Do, metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times

Web Resources:

Nacla: Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence (disponible en español)

Fair Observer: Violence Against Women in Mexico Rises

The Los Angeles Times: Pepper spray, Instagram and buddy systems: How Asian Americans are dealing with attacks

The Guardian: 'Black and Asian unity': attacks on elders spark reckoning with racism's roots

NPR: 'Enough Is Enough': Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Spur Debate Over Hate Crime Label

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.