Alternative House Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community (AAPI).
Since March 2020, the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has increased by 150%. The most recent incident in Atlanta, Georgia has resulted in 8 people, including 6 Asian women, being killed in a shooting by a white gunman who targeted three different Asian owned businesses. The amount of physical attacks against elderly Asian Americans have increased significantly in the United States of America since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Stop AAPI Hate has stated that reports of such incidents have been reported in all 50 states. Racism and misogyny has no place in our society. Racism is a public health crisis in our community and our country. We at Alternative House strive to engage in conversations and support the AAPI community in this difficult and a extremely sad time.

"There's a long road ahead, but like anything that needs healing, understanding and resolution, the discussions have to happen and open dialogue needs to continue. If we don't make this moment a tipping point for change, we'll allow it to continue for another generation."

-Mari Takahashi, actress and activist
How to support the Asian American Community Right Now

  • Join Alternative House and the community to end hate crimes: Our mission at Alternative House is to facilitate the creation of a society in which violence and oppression will no longer exist. Between March 2020 and February 2021, over 3,795 reports of incidents of discrimination were directed at Asian Americans. This is unacceptable.

  • Follow and learn from activists/community programs sharing about the Asian American experience. We have listed some examples below:
  • Massachusetts Town Hall on Anti-Asian Racism 
Thursday, March 25th @ 6PM
To register click here

  • Take action: Check in with family and friends in the Asian Community, contact your representative and ask them what they're doing to support the Asian community in America right now. Call 844-USA-0234 and enter your zip code to be connected with your representatives or text RESIST to 50409

  • Raise Awareness and support advocacy organizations: Donate to Stop AAPI Hate, which works to both proactively prevent racist incidents and advocate for policies that reinforce human rights, civil rights protections,, community-based safety measures and more.