Mae M. Ngai is a professor of Asian American studies and history at Columbia University. Her area of study is U.S. legal and political history with a particular interest in immigration, citizenship and nationalism. She wrote an April piece in The Atlantic titled “Racism Has Always Been Part of the Asian American Experience.”
Scott Kennedy is senior adviser and trustee chair in Chinese business and economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. The media contact is H. Andrew Schwartz.
Keith Ellison is the attorney general of Minnesota and the first African American and first Muslim to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota. In March 2021, Ellison co-authored a USA Today column titled “Stand together to fight anti-Asian hate. We all have a stake in a more inclusive America.”
Dave Worland is the executive director of the Tennessee Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The office helped launch a help line to serve lonely adults in the state. Contact Eli L. Berry with media inquiries.
Ellie Hollander is the president and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. Contact Jenny Young with media inquiries.
Craig Gundersen studies the causes and consequences of food insecurity at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He also evaluates food assistance programs.
Sharon Dolovich is director of UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program and the COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project.
Martin Horn is a professor emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former corrections commissioner for New York City.