Dated: March 22, 2020
The NCTC Board, staff, and artists stand in solidarity with the AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) community and against the ongoing, deadly anti-Asian racism.
A chilling report from Stop AAPI Hate shows nearly 3,800 reports of hate incidents against the AAPI community, largely Asian-American women, between mid-March 2020 and the end of February 2021 – and those are just the ones reported. While the alarming rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the last year has been largely driven by racist propaganda surrounding COVID-19, unfortunately anti-Asian racism and xenophobia are not new phenomena.
The recent violence here in the Bay Area, Atlanta, and around the country makes it painfully clear that there is still a great deal of work to be done. We condemn these acts of hate and misogyny, and join in the call for action.
Ways you can support the AAPI Community:
Donate to the AAPI Community Fund
Report any incidents you see
Volunteer at Compassion in Oakland
Support our friends at the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance