“Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC)” – Building New Models for Community-Based Security
PANA joins a growing movement of Asian Americans and allies who are standing up across the country to take action against the upsurge in violent, racist attacks against Asians in the U.S. Our approach to turning the tide against this trend is a peaceful one, emphasizing community and solidarity-building through taking public action to create a deterrence and offer service. We oppose vigilantism, increased policing and Anti-Blackness. During our walks, we interact with community members, join conversations with neighbors and business owners and street vendors, in multiple languages. We support common efforts now underway and join with groups such as @AsiansWithAttitudes, @noharmktla, @safewalksnyc, @ktown4all, @CompassionInSGV, San Jose Nikkei Resisters and others who have also initiated similar important work in their respective cities.