Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC) is part of a national, volunteer neighborhood safety walks effort to mitigate the damage being caused by still-rising anti-Asian violence. Personal safety alarms, pepper spray, personal hygiene items for un-housed neighbors, self-defense trainings, “how to report hate crimes” booklets, miscellaneous printing and publicity expenses…these things cost money. We are in the… Read more »
News related to Anti-Asian Violence, the Asian-American community, seniors, AAPI society, and solidarity actions. This is an umbrella category for timely events that intersect with more specific categories.
The existing infrastructure primarily supports already over-bloated policing budgets and post-facto “research” about reporting. Victims of hate crimes violence and their families should not have to rely upon Go Fund Me pages to pay for medical expenses. Volunteer forces working to build community-based safety efforts should not have to rely on out-of-pocket donations alone to… Read more »
People came from a diversity of communities, joining in solidarity to honor victims of violent hate crime attacks on Asian Americans, re-committing themselves to continue the fight to address systemic causes of the violence and extend efforts to build unity. A key demand coming out of the event was to have funds from both the… Read more »
Korean Daily Coverage of February 16 Solidarity Event to Honor Victims of Anti-Asian Violence “증오범죄라는 바이러스와 싸우고 이웃끼리 따뜻한 웃음을 되찾읍시다!” “Let’s fight the virus of hate crime and bring back warm smiles among our neighbors!” 지난 16일 오후 6시 LA한인타운 6가와 사우스 켄모어 애비뉴에는 한인 등 50여 명이 모여 아시아계 증오범죄를 규탄하고 희생자를 추모하는… Read more »
Only one month shy of the 1-year anniversary of the white supremacist mass murder in an Atlanta spa… AsAmNewsBy Ross Killion, AsAmNews Staff Writer For the second time in under four weeks, an Asian woman was murdered while working at a massage studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The victim has been identified as Mary Ye,… Read more »
Honor the life of Christina Yuna Lee
The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act provides $30 million to community groups for engagement, empowerment and education in order to address the rise in hate and violence https://meng.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/meng-secures-millions-to-help-implement-her-hate-crimes-act-recently Community-based organizations and civil rights groups can use the funds for: Implementing and facilitating educational classes and community services for defendants convicted of hate crimes (directly related… Read more »
LA Times By Jeong Park, Staff Writer In late 2020, an Occidental College student sent a text message to a friend that read: “all asian people need to die.” She followed with another text saying Asians are “responsible for the pandemic so they need to die for that too.” A year later, in October or… Read more »
Artists against anti-Asian violence, Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC) members Andrea Aguilar and Peter Garnika deploy their drawing and airbrush skills in preparation for the February 16, 2022 event to honor victims of anti-Asian violence in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
https://ktownforall.org/reportcard/ Presenting the first annual Ktown For All Councilmember Report Card. “Our goal in evaluating the performance of city councilmembers is to educate the public and provide useful information about how LA city government works (or doesn’t). We hope to continue this project, tracking councilmembers’ records over time, and using the data to hold politicians… Read more »