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.
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Interview With Esther Lim, Creator of “How to Report a Hate Crime” Booklets
NSC is a proud distributor of Esther’s booklets in multiple languages, which are handed out during our safety walks in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Version in Khmer and Arabic are on their way! Thanks to citizen.com for posting this interview. Hear Esther talk about the genesis of her informational booklets in multiple languages: https://citizen.com/-Ms2FGvYnG2GmF3eMhNx Visit the… Read more »
Elderly Asian man assaulted in hate attack in San Diego
Police in San Diego announced they’ve launched a hate crime investigation into an assault on an 81-year-old Asian American man. Mark Sonouvong is recovering at Scripps Mercy Hospital. https://asamnews.com/2021/12/20/elderly-asian-man-assaulted-in-hate-attack-in-san-diego/ From AsAmNews.com, posted By Randall December 20, 2021 A GoFundMe Account has been set up to support the family: “Mr. Sanouvong is an 81 year old… Read more »
Six Suspects Arrested in Burglary Spree Targeting Asian American Women
https://asamnews.com/2021/12/16/hate-crime-charges-filed-in-case-because-the-incidents-make-all-asian-americans-fearful-says-district-attorney/ From AsAmNews.com, posted By Randall, December 16, 2021 The San Jose Police Department announced the arrests of six suspects Wednesday accused of targeting more than 70 Asian American women in robberies and burglaries, reports KRON4. The incidents occurred between October 2020 and September 2021. Many of the crimes occurred in Little Saigon. “I have… Read more »
Students Protest U of Chicago Area Violence, Demand Reforms
11/16/2021- Yiwen Lu – Chicago Maroon: From the Chicago Maroon article, “Over 300 University of Chicago students, alumni, faculty, and community members gathered … for a rally with the slogan, “we are here to learn, not to die.”
NSC Working with Seniors to Fight Anti-Asian Violence in Koreatown
On Friday November 5, NSC members visited with seniors at Wilshire Towers in Koreatown, Los Angeles to distribute safety supplies, including pepper spray, whistles. Educational material about how to report hate crimes and other personal supplies were also handed out. Many of the mostly Asian seniors living in this senior home stated that they have… Read more »
CBS KCAL 9: “Neighborhood Safety Companions” Effort in Koreatown, LA
Koreatown assault victim terrified – suspect released within hours of arrest
This incident occurred within the neighborhood walk perimeter of covered by Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC). Seniors have asked NSC to walk the area. Story: https://abc7.com/koreatown-attack-asian-man-assaulted-hate-crimes-lapd/11113356/ KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A 70-year-old Asian American man who was violently attacked in Koreatown is afraid his assailant could target him again after the suspect was released just… Read more »
Interacting with Street Vendors
Street vendors are frequent victims of crime. Neighborhood Safety Companions share safety equipment and information with local street vendors during their safety walks.
Koreatown Community Safety Walks
NSC volunteers interact with the full diversity of people that walk the sidewalks in Koreatown. We distribute information, personal hygiene and safety supplies, and hold conversations about how to create alternatives for building community safety and how we might better protect each other from violence.