A reading of Writer/Actor Jackie Lam’s screenplay, “After You’re Gone.” The story is based on real events surrounding a British Chinese family in 2017. After an elderly Hong Kong immigrant is killed during a violent home robbery, her widowed husband must overcome his grief and accept help, or risk losing his relationship with the only person he has left, his son.
非常感謝 Jackie (@jackielamactor) 為華人社區中心慈善義演這話劇 “After You’re Gone“
We are speaking out about the targeted acts of violence against members of the East and South Asian community, specifically the elderly. Since the 2020 Covid pandemic, the UK and USA have seen a significant rise in these hate crimes. In May 2020, the U.K. police reported a 21% increase of reported hate crimes against East Asian and South East Asian people. In the United States, Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020.
This flux of hate crimes continues, resulting in injuries, death, and irreversible mental scarring for the Asian community.