[Started in a Clubhouse Room] The surge in anti-Asian violence in 2021, building on that in 2020 sparked by Covid, is alarming, often targeting the elderly and women. A gunman went on a shooting spree in Atlanta, murdering six Asian women and two others. An 84-year-old Thai-American Vicha Ratanapakdee was murdered. A 64 year-old Vietnamese grandmother was assaulted in San Jose. On the same day a Filipino American slashed across the face on the subway. Last week, elementary teacher Matthew Leung was beaten until he got a concussion and lost a finger. Racism is maiming and killing us. Asian Americans are Americans too.
Silence leads to more violence. The Asian American Federation is a non-profit that is directly TACKLING THE HATE CRIME issue head on through:
1) Advocacy & Amplifying - these hate crimes' coverage in mainstream media where they are purposefully buried
2) Ambassador Programs - To help elderly people have accompaniment to the grocery store, etc, because they are unsafe
3) Community Organizing - pressuring local government to change hate crime policies to recognize hate crimes as such
4) Support for low-income - Asian communities who are afraid to report to the police. Assisting with distributing materials in 7 Asian languages
and much much more.
Please support their efforts.
More information about Asian American Federation Inc:
Established in 1989, the Asian American Federation's (AAF) mission is to raise the well-being of the pan-Asian American community. They are a New York city based nonprofit leadership organization that represents and supports a network of 70 nonprofits which serve low-/moderate-income households through programs in health & human services, education, economic development, civic participation, and social justice.
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