#STOP ASIAN HATE

We are deeply saddened by the increase in recent hate crimes against the Asian American community across our country. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family, friends, and communities of those impacted in the recent Atlanta, San Francisco and New York City attacks. These are only few of many incidences highlighted in the news, but hundreds more are going unnoticed every day in the cities and communities we are all a part of. We recognize the rise in hate crimes is not new to our community and the continued struggle to educate and work towards a better and inclusive society during and after the pandemic includes acknowledging and accepting our individual responsibility.

Regardless of where we live, we all have been affected. We each are responsible for making informed choices that will impact us, our families, and neighbors. Do not let hate and ignorance fuel crimes against Asian Americans or anyone. We need to stand together, to support and protect each other and our communities more than ever before.

Stay informed and report the crime if you are harmed, assaulted or if you witnessed a hate crime. Stay vigilant and travel in groups, because there is strength in numbers. Learn how to be prepared to protect yourself and to stay safe in dangerous situations. To learn more, here are some websites to educate yourself, your family and your friends.

~ BACGG Planning Committee

Other organizations speaking out on #Stop Anti-Asian Hate:

PBS 8 Actions you can take to fight anti-Asian Violence https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/what-you-can-do-to-fight-violence-and-racism-against-asian-americans

Stop AAPI Hate https://stopaapihate.org (report any incidents to this site)

Asian Law Caucus (Asian Americans Advancing Justice) https://www.advancingjustice-alc.org

Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

How to Help Stop Hate Crimes Against Asian American’s https://www.papermag.com/help-stop-hate-crimes-asian-americans-2651116989.html?rebelltitem=17#rebelltitem17

Bystander Intervention training https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/

10 Steps Toward Bridging Our Painful Racial Divide https://www.niot.org/blog/ywca-10-steps-toward-bridging-our-painful-racial-divide?gclid=CjwKCAjwgZuDBhBTEiwAXNofRB_ffyDgyazp6-jUNEiuxCV13M07b0c1UJN04wbadc8KU7MI2pJGXxoCll0QAvD_BwE