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“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 Angeles St. , LA
Visual opportunities: Rally at the location of the 1871 Massacre and Lynching of Chinese Americans in Chinatown. Large placards showing the names of each of the people killed during the Massacre. Flags of many different Asian countries showing pan-Asian unity. Performers. March down Broadway in Chinatown.
Who: Sponsors, Neighborhood Safety Companions, Asians With Attitudes, Black and Asian Souls Unite, Progressive Asian Network for Action, Pan Asian Harmony Society.
For AAPI History Month, Asians rise up to celebrate and remember those who have come before, and who have lost their lives. Neighborhood Safety Companions and Asians With Attitudes and allies rally in solidarity against anti-Asian violence. Even as we confront an ongoing wave of violence across the country, from SoCal to New York, we know that none of this is new. We will be rallying in the same space of one of the largest, and most forgotten, lynchings against Asians in the US, the Chinese massacre of 1871. We will be standing together with folks organizing against violence from coast to coast.
Duchess Melissa – Blasian LA native activist, podcast host, from Black and Asian Souls Unite. @Duchess23m on Instagram.
Melione – DJ and MC, @vh1melione on Instagram
Chef Yamz – Bay Area MC, recording artist. @_chef_yamz_ on Instagram.
Niki the Poetess – @niki_the_poet on Instagram
Amina – Artist from Oakland, Muslim, activist and educator.