Our Children Oregon condemns the hate crimes and racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. Nationwide and right here in Oregon, acts of harassment, violence, and trauma against Asian Americans have progressively increased since the pandemic began—a trend fueled by deep-rooted white supremacy and systemic racism. This is unacceptable.
We must all commit to taking intentional, anti-racist steps to break down these systems in our actions, in our relationships, and in our laws. We must work diligently against racism and bigotry in all their forms. We can and we must #StopAsianHate.
Below are resources to take action and show support (compiled by our partners, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon: APANO):
Read this statement from Georgia’s Asian American leaders: https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/news/communityresponse
Support these local advocates:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta | Instagram: @advancing_justice_atl
- Asian American Advocacy Fund | Instagram: @asianaaf
- 9to5 Georgia | Instagram: @9to5georgia
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum – Atlanta | Instagram: @napawf_atl