Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan will be joined by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and First Lady Shani Ball will meet with Asian business and community leaders in Howard County on Monday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. An increase in hate crimes against Asian-Americans around the country has rattled the community. Howard County is home to nearly 60,000 residents who identify as Asian-American.
“Howard County takes pride as one of the most diverse and inclusive communities across the nation,” said Ball. “Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members have persevered through prejudice and exploitation, all while playing a vital role in our growth, culture, and society. We are extremely disheartened by the violence in Georgia last week, which was targeted toward Asian Americans. We want our Asian-American community to know that we stand with them and we encourage every resident to do their part to eliminate any negative bias in their circles.”
WHAT: Asian Business Visits
WHEN: Monday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Princess Shopping Center, 10045 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
- Larry Hogan, Maryland Governor
- Yumi Hogan, Maryland First Lady
- Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
- Shani Ball, Howard County First Lady
Also…as a reminder…this is happening in Howard County this week: