Anti-Asian Violence

CBS KCAL 9: “Neighborhood Safety Companions” Effort in Koreatown, LA

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 6th Street in Koreatown, the same site where a Korean American air force veteran was allegedly attacked a few weeks ago.

Watch the segment online:

Click here

Join Neighborhood Safety Companions!

Visit and bookmark the NSC website

Follow NSC on Instragram


Anti-Asian Violence

Corporate Media Promotes White Supremacy

“Atlanta Shootings: What Korean-Language Media Told Us That the Mainstream Media Didn’t” by Regina Kim, Rolling Stone

Korean American communities in Georgia and across the U.S. have been outraged at the differences between Korean-language and English-language coverage of the mass shootings


Anti-Asian Violence

Asians and Allies Rise Up Against Anti-Asian Violence March 27-28


#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown

#StopAsianHate Rally & Solidarity March in Koreatown





























210328-ATL-GA-04 coverage of the Koreatown, Los Angeles event on March 27, 2021 coverage of the Koreatown, Los Angeles event on March 27, 2021

Judy Chu (CA 27) Chair of the House of Representative Asian Pacific Caucus Speak About the Atlanta Massacre

Makeshift community memorial in Georgia and mass grieving for the victims

See more posts about Anti-Asian Violence HERE.

PANA logo small

Anti-Asian Violence

Efforts to Deter Anti-Asian Violence on the Rise Across the Country

Asian Americans are standing up nationwide with initiatives to promote safety in our communities in the face of Anti-Asian violence.

Volunteer work to build community relationships with the intention of deterring attacks offer an alternative to advocacy of increased racist policing.

In addition to massive rallies of people calling for an end to the epidemic of Anti-Asian violence, volunteers have been engaging in activities such as distribution of personal safety alarms, volunteer peace-keeping walks, self-defense classes, free companion services to seniors and distribution of educational materials in multiple Asian languages regarding how to report hate-crimes.

The Progressive Asian Network (PANA) has been reaching out to groups such as “Asians With Attitude” to coordinate such efforts and begin pulling resources together as part of this growing effort.  Current work being done by such groups as “Compassionate Oakland,” “Safety Walks NYC,” and “Citizen Foot Patrols” in San Jose Japantown are underway and the volunteer efforts are growing rapidly.

If you are interested in joining or supporting these initiatives, please send an email with your contact information to: [email protected]

Also, follow “Neighborhood Safety Companions” on Instagram!

Anti-Asian Violence History Working-Class Power

The Systemic Roots of “Anti-Asian Violence”

Anti-Asian Violence Through a Working Class Lens: Pt. 1
CLICK HERE to read


Individual acts of anti-Asian violence are offsprings of corporate anti-Asian violence

“Racial violence against Asians has been initiated by corporations and the government in order to make profit, and is part and parcel of our political economic system which perpetuates racism for all nationalities in particular working folks.”

Anti-Asian Violence

To Defeat White Supremacy, Asians Must Stand Together and for Each Other


PANA launches volunteer “Neighborhood Safety Companions” effort to keep our seniors safe, partnering with Asians With Attitude and Koreatown Youth & Community Center

Today, systemic White Supremacy is waging violence on our people. Despite gross-under reporting of hate crimes, there have nonetheless been over 3,800 racist incidents reported in the past year alone. Most notably, recently, in Atlanta Georgia, where a White Supremacist murdered eight people including the specific targeting of Asian women, six of whom who were murdered.

PANA recognizes that there is a spectrum of violence directed at Asians, manifesting from different sources, but stemming from the same source: An economic/political/cultural system founded on inequality and the subjugation and oppression of whole nations of people. The United States was founded on genocide of Native American peoples and theft of natural resource and the forced enslavement of West Africans. As the U.S. expanded, so to did the annexation of Northern Mexico and importation of Asian contract labor.

Today, despite the “Model Minority Mythology,” the fundamental relationship of Asians to systemic White Supremacy has remained unchanged. The majority of us are working-class, and we face disparities in all aspects of society, from job discrimination, wage inequality,

disparities in healthcare and housing and limited social mobility due to the threat of racist violence.

For many of us, our presence in this country is tied to a history of U.S. wars of aggression in Asia and we see that the anti-China warmongering from both the Democratic and Republican parties now exacerbates the racists sentiment against us in the broader society. We do not view violence currently directed at us domestically as separate from U.S. corporate interests abroad.

We acknowledge our history of super-exploitation, but we also recognize the proud legacies of our ancestors and families rising up and fighting violence and oppression. We have never been a passive and docile peoples in the face of injustice, and this is the tradition that we draw strength from today. We will not stand by passively as our seniors, women, our businesses, cultural and community institutions come under attack!

For those unfamiliar with the lessons of our past, we recommend a quick review of this thread initiated by filmmaker, Valerie Soe:


Inspired by the likes of 75-year old Xiao Zhen Xie, PANA joins with other Asians in the U.S. today to defend ourselves against violent attack. In Los Angeles, we have initiated a volunteer,
“Neighborhood Safety Companions” effort along with Asians With Attitude, Koreatown Youth and Community Center and others to promote safety especially for the most vulnerable in our communities.

While we believe in the Human Right to defend ourselves against attacks, we encourage others to join us in our work building grassroots power to win what our communities need.

PANA feels that it is necessary to transform this society into one that is just and respects the full human rights of all as equals, serving the needs of the many versus only the needs of a greedy minority.  To do will require organizing our peoples and building solidarity across various communities and being inclusive of regular working-class people.

* * * * * * * *

Join Neighborhood Safety Companions

Visit the NSC website

Follow NSC on Instagram

Anti-Asian Violence

More Policing is Not The Answer To Anti-Asian Violence

Tragically, like so many other victims of police killings, Angelo Quinto’s pleas for his own life were not heeded by Antioch police. 

We also do not forget the killing of Tommy Le in 2017.  The vicious policy of “kill first” and “qualified immunity” encourages many white supremacist police to kill oppressed people with no repurcussions.

What we need is the power of the people to have authority over police forces, including the ability to fire officers who have proven themselves to be a danger to society.

Anti-Asian Violence Uncategorized

March 13, 2021: “Love our Communities/Build Collective Power”

Build Collective Power

CNN Coverage of the event: