**Wednesday, May 5, 2021: ** Smithsonian Museum’s Streaming Associates is holding a free panel discussion (pre-registration required) you can listen to. Note time given is EDT, not Pacific:
CULINASIA: Saving Chinatown and Our Legacies: In the Covid era, anti-Asian racism and violence has been widespread, and many Asian restaurants both large and small have permanently closed their doors. Why are the survival of Chinese restaurants and the preservation of the legacy of Asian food in America so essential to the soul of our cities? In a free program, a panel of chefs, advocates, and activists discuss the future of Chinatowns across the country. 6:30 p.m. ET Free, registration is required.