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WeRNotVirus: plays to highlight Covid-19 racism against Asians

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Project including monologues will be shown on Zoom to help expose ‘hidden problem’ in UK

A series of plays and monologues will highlight the racism that east and south-east Asian communities in the UK are undergoing during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the producers hoping it will help expose the “hidden problem”.

WeRNotVirus will be broadcast on Zoom and the project’s producers, Jennifer Lim and Daniel York Loh, said they felt a “real urgency to respond to the racism” after a 21% rise in reported hate crimes against east and south-east Asian communities since the pandemic began.

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