Tag: community self-defense

San Jose Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Violence

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/984203763/san-jose-community-organizes-foot-patrols-to-protect-asian-elders In San Jose, Calif., residents have started civilian foot patrols in Japantown to prevent violence against older Asian Americans. It’s one of many that have started in the U.S. over the last year. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Concerned residents in San Jose’s Japantown have started civilian foot patrols to prevent violence against older Asian Americans…. 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 KOREATOWN (CBSLA) – In an effort to curb a rise in hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans, volunteers offered safety and companionship to residents of Koreatown Thursday. The Koreatown Neighborhood Safety Companions group, along with the Progressive Asian Network For Action and community volunteers gathered at Kenmore Avenue and… Read more »

‘Nothing is safe here’: Chinese Filipino man wants to leave California after violent attack in S.F.

Rachel Swan. March 17, 2021Updated: March 18, 2021 6:51 p.m. Danny Yu Chang was walking through San Francisco’s Financial District, clutching a packaged lunch from Trader Joe’s, when an assailant struck him from behind. The blows were swift and brutal, Yu Chang recalled Wednesday afternoon, two days after a man knocked him unconscious at Market and… Read more »

A thread of Asian American Resistance

Valerie Soe on Twitter started a great thread about the history of Asian American resistance to racist violence in the U.S. It’s worth a read: https://twitter.com/vsoe/status/1372218813735837697