At Larkin Street, we are outraged by the violent, targeted attacks and anti-Asian sentiment happening all around us.
“New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have all seen a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the onset of the pandemic.” Even so, these numbers are estimated to be even higher and underreported. Out of the 3,000 reported incidents, half have occurred in California – this is disturbing and unacceptable.
We join President Biden in denouncing these attacks as un-American and demanding an end.
Having the largest and strongest Chinatown in the country, San Francisco is home to a significant Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, who are a vital part of our Larkin Street family.
We all need safe places to live, work, and play, but this is particularly important for young people. As a community, we must value the ALL youth of color if we are to truly end youth homelessness.
Thus, we have compiled a variety of resources here: books, articles, podcasts, online events, other organizations taking action, which we hope will inspire you to take a stand against this violence, learn more about our diverse San Francisco community, and how we can better support our AAPI neighbors.
(provided in a NBC News article published March 10 by Kate Lý Johnston): ·
- The book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning is a collection of essays published in 2020 about the nuances of the Asian American experience
- The book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White examines stereotypes, such as the perpetual foreigner and the model minority myth, and tackles issues including affirmative action, immigration, and interracial marriage
- Self Evident: Asian American’s Stories is a podcast that aims to challenge assumptions about Asian Americans
- PBS’ Asian Americans is a five-part documentary series on the history of Asians in America.
- #AsianAmCovidStories is a YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Learn about the historical scapegoating of AAPIs.
- Asian Americans have often needed to ‘prove’ racism. Then social media video came along.
- Report Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander violence: Stop AAPI Hate
- Advocacy and activism: Chinese for Affirmative Action
- Civilian-led foot “strolls” through Chinatown have been organized by groups like the ·
Upcoming Virtual Events:
AAPI Solidarity #JusticeForVicha Rally
Hosted by Stand For Asians Solidarity
March 22 at 8:30am PST
Lecture: Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today
Hosted by Asian American Writers’ Workshop
March 23 at 3pm PST
Asian-Black Solidarity Towards Racial Justice & Healing
Hosted by Healing Equity United
March 24 at 1pm PST
AAPI Youth Rising Rally
Hosted by Mina Fed
March 28 at 2pm PST
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