East Bay Center stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, sharing in grief, rage, and healing.
The Stop AAPI Hate Center has counted 3,800 Anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the last year alone. These hate crimes and other violent incidents have been intensified by people who have blamed AAPI communities for the pandemic and have built on centuries-old anti-Asian racism.
We are now mourning the loss of the lives in the recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia. Multiple victims were Asian women. The victims’ names are: Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong A. Yue & Paul Andre Michels. We recognize these violent acts to be another layer of persistent systemic violence, misogyny and white supremacy and part of a long history of oppression.
As an organization that strives to honor all of our ancestors, to build upon the legacies of creativity, imagination and beauty inherent in all cultures and in every child, our mission values call on us to add our voice to public demands for social justice.
East Bay Center reaffirms here our commitment to supporting and advocating for our Asian American staff, faculty, students, and families in the wake of these acts of hate and violence. We stand in solidarity and are dedicated to creating a learning, working and community environment at the Center that affirms the Asian American experience. We are resolved, and we will continue to strive to sustain a welcoming and safe space for our students and families.
East Bay Center Board, Staff and Faculty
RESOURCES FROM OUR ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER FAMILY:
STOP AAPI HATE: provides reports, press releases, and resources to the API community including a multilingual incident reporting tool
Anti-Asian Violence Resources
- Anti-racism resources to support the AAPI Community (NBC News)
Asian Pacific Environmental Network: APEN addresses environmental justice in immigrant and refugee communities
Volunteer for the Oakland Chinatown Coalition (https://www.facebook.com/chinatowncoalition/)
Volunteer for the Chinatown Clean Ambassador Program (https://www.chinatownimprovement.org/#chinatownclean)
- Bay Area Call to Action:
Press Release dated February 9, 2021, from Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
To sign on here and support Asian American & Allies Demand Action Against Violence.
Love Our People, Heal Our Communities: Digital Call to Action: includes recorded live streams of past day of action events on February 13 and 14, 2021.
- Local Events:
Reimagine Richmond: Community round table conversations
Document: Richmond is Home: Preventing a second displacement of Laotian Americans
- CNBC: Amid Wave of Violence, Asian Americans, Black communities build coalition
- Hollywood Reporter: The Resurrection of Kelly Tran: On Surviving 'Star Wars' Bullying, the Pressures of Representation, and 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
Huffington Post: This Is What No One Tells You About Being Asian In America In 2021
- CNBC: How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence