We Stand With You Against Anti-Asian Racism

March 23th, 2021

Sierra Health Foundation and The Center stand in solidarity with AAPI communities in mourning the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta and countless more lost to or harmed by racism and anti-Asian violence locally and across the country. We see you and we will always stand with you against hate.

The United States’ long history of violence against Asian Americans includes a recent dramatic rise in harassment, violence and discrimination. Reports have shown increased anti-Asian attacks during COVID due to the politically-charged and intentional misconception that Asians were responsible for the coronavirus due to its origin in China.

Last week’s violence is yet another incident in a long line of unnecessary, heartbreaking reminders that we cannot rest and we cannot fail in our work to make our neighborhoods safe, healthy and just for ALL residents.

The clarion call from AAPI community leaders and their allies across the country is to respect and make visible the experience, efforts and lives of Asian people; to end all anti-Asian violence; and to build a more just world centered on belonging. This is the work of generations before us and will be the work of our lifetimes.

In the words of the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We stand ready to continue the hard but necessary march toward justice and equity, together.

We are proud to support the work of many organizations - only some of which are highlighted below - dedicated to the health and power of AAPI communities throughout California. We continue to look to them for their leadership; we believe that, like us, you will find great hope in their incredible work. 

Access California Services

A Hopeful Encounter

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles

Asian Business Institute & Resource Center

Asian Pacific Partner for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association

Asian Resources Inc.

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

Chinese Progressive Association

EBAYC

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

Hlub Hmong Center

Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County

Hmong Culture Camp

Hmong Innovating Politics

Iu Mien Community Services

Hmong Youth and Parents United

Jakara Movement

Japanese Community Youth Council

Korean Community Services

Koreatown Youth and Community Center

Laotian American Community of Fresno

Little Manila Rising

My Sister's House

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

OCA Sacramento Chapter - Asian Pacific American Advocates

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

Philippine National Day Association

Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Southland Integrated Services

Stone Soup Fresno

The Cambodian Family

The Fresno Center

 

- Sierra Health Foundation and The Center Board and Staff -