Yolo United Against Hate - YED Spring 2021 Leaders Summit

YED stands for Yolo, Education and Discovery and is a name play borrowing from the well-known TED-Talks. It’s an evolution of the Yolo Leaders summits that have been organized with local school, city and county elected officials and executive staff for over 10 years to gather and learn about issues of common interest.

Racism, whether it is targeted at AAPIs or any other minority, doesn’t start or stop at an election or a pandemic.  During times of social, political, economic instability, our society has a history of marginalizing and blaming other groups for problems instead of coming together and looking for solutions together.


1. Welcome and Introduction Oscar Villegas, Yolo County Supervisor, District 1

2. Video Remarks Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Senator Richard Pan

3. AAPI Historical Experience Robyn Rodriguez, Chair of the UC Davis Department of Asian Studies

4. Personal Experiences Panel of local speakers moderated by Stephanie Lin, KCRA Reporter, with:

Steve Hiromoto, Retired Farmer/Community Activist

Lisa Yep Salinas, Community Advocate

Jenny Tan, Yolo County Public Information Officer

5. Group Discussion and Ideas Breakout rooms facilitated by Bernadette Austin, Center for Regional Change, UC Davis

6. Feedback Panel and Next Steps Panel moderated by Daniel Kim, Interim CAO, Yolo County, with:

Gloria Partida, Mayor City of Davis & Co-Chair Phoenix Coalition

Jackie Wong, VP WUSD Board of Education

Shelton Yip, Former Trustee, Yolo County Office of Education

7. Closing Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor, District 2

What are YED-Talks?

As local leaders we can stand against hate in solidarity with all our diverse communities that comprise Yolo. Any act of hate against a marginalized community is a trauma that harms us all.

Recorded by Christine Crawford, with video edits by Davis Media Access.

1 hour 25 min
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