Resistance to State Violence Against Japanese Americans

Seventy eight years ago today — also a Sunday — James Hatsuaki Wakasa was shot to death at 7:30 p.m. at Topaz, Utah, by a guard tower sentry. After we posted a story about the killing, titled “The Demolished Monument,” we received a letter from an 86-year-old Ohio reader who was a child at Topaz […]

France 24 Gives Voice to Asian Americans Standing up to Racist Violence

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20210415-asian-americans-facing-an-onslaught-of-hate By: Pierrick LEURENT | Valérie DEFERT | Ryan Thompson Last month’s deadly shooting in the US city of Atlanta has put the spotlight on anti-Asian hate crimes across the country. Six Asian American women were among the eight victims. Since the start of the pandemic, these incidents have been on the rise and in some cases, their […]

VOA (Korean) Coverage of Neighborhood Safety Companions

Reporters from Voice of American (Korean) covered the Neighborhood Safety Companions effort in Koreatown, Los Angeles, April 1, 2021. Take Action Against Anti-Asian Violence with Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC)! Visit the NSC website: NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY COMPANIONS (NSC)Follow NSC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neighborhoodsafetycompanions/

Asians Standing Up Against Violence: Several Rallies in Boston

Protesting hate crimes against Asian Americans, rallies held in three locations in the Boston, MA area are part of a growing wave of resistance to Anti-Asian Violence nationally https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/demonstrators-rally-in-boston-against-anti-asian-violence/2351916/ Take Action Against Anti-Asian Violence in Southern CA: Neighborhood Safety Companions website: https://safetywalks.orgFollow NSC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neighborhoodsafetycompanions/

The Bay Area town that drove out its Chinese residents for nearly 100 years

Katie Dowd, SFGATEApril 7, 2021Updated: April 7, 2021 10:44 am https://www.sfgate.com/sfhistory/article/antioch-race-riot-chinatown-arson-california-16067820.php Before the white residents of Antioch burned down Chinatown in 1876, they banned Chinese people from walking the city streets after sunset. In order to get from their jobs to their homes each evening, the Chinese residents built a series of tunnels connecting the business district […]

Join “Neighborhood Safety Companions!”

Stand with PANA and allies to take direct action in building community, solidarity and a deterrence to street violence. Help us create alternatives to increased police repression. CLICK HERE. Neighborhood Safety Companions website: https://safetywalks.orgFollow NSC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neighborhoodsafetycompanions/

CDPH: Oppose the Pacifica “Transition Plan!”

PANA statement to the California Department of Public Health calls for the rejection of Pacifica Companies’ March 29, 2021 proposal to mass evict all Japanese American and Japanese seniors aged mostly in their 90’s to 100’s out of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. This proposal will accelerate the deaths […]

ABC 7: Koreatown residents escorted by volunteers to help keep them safe amid spike in anti-Asian attacks

https://abc7.com/koreatown-escort-volunteers-safe/10477162/ Friday, April 2, 2021 KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In light of numerous recent attacks on Asian Americans across the nation, a group of local volunteers is helping Koreatown residents by offering safety and companionship if they need to go out. Organizers call them Neighborhood Safety Companions, keeping a watchful eye on the community […]

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 […]