Category: Press

Press coverage about Neighborhood Safety Companions. Press releases and media alerts from NSC.

Press Release: From SoCal to NY, Unite Against Anti-Asian Violence, May 21, 3PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “From SoCal to NY, Unite Against Anti-Asian Violence” What: A rally followed by a march to show solidarity with the victims of anti-Asian violence in New York City, and protests against the Chinatown jail project. When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 3pm to 5pm Where: Near the Chinese American Museum, 425 Los… Read more »

LA Times Column: A Search for Answers to Anti-Asian Violence

Frank Shyong, March 22, 2022 William Yu, 46, is healing from the multiple stab wounds he suffered in Chinatown earlier this month at the hands of a random attacker. But the incident has already left scars on the way that he and his family see themselves, said his brother David. Now he cannot stop thinking… Read more »

Media Alert: Feb 16 Honoring Victims of Anti-Asian Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Honoring Victims of Anti-Asian Violence” What: A multicultural street tribute and rally to honor the victims of the most recent rash of attacks against Asians. When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6pm to 8pm Where: Southwest corner of: Kenmore Ave. and 6th St. Koreatown, LA Visual opportunities: Candlelight ceremony where photos of… Read more »

ABC 7: Koreatown residents escorted by volunteers to help keep them safe amid spike in anti-Asian attacks

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In light of numerous recent attacks on Asian Americans across the nation, a group of local volunteers is helping Koreatown residents by offering safety and companionship if they need to go out. Organizers call them Neighborhood Safety Companions, keeping a watchful eye on the community while doing their part to… Read more »

France 24 Coverage of NSC

France 24 Coverage of NSC

By: Pierrick LEURENT | Valérie DEFERT | Ryan Thompson Last month’s deadly shooting in the US city of Atlanta has put the spotlight on anti-Asian hate crimes across the country. Six Asian American women were among the eight victims. Since the start of the pandemic, these incidents have been on the rise and in some cases, their frequency… Read more »

Volunteers strive to make Koreatown residents feel safe during rise in hate crimes against Asians By KCAL/KCBS Staff Posted Apr 2, 2021 Recent attacks against Asians have risen significantly in California. Since the pandemic began, Asian-American hate incidents have risen by 115% in Los Angeles County, 150% in San Jose, and 200% in Orange County, studies show.