Getting Serious About Stopping Anti-Asian Violence

Neighborhood Safety Companions publishes their “framework” approach to addressing still-rising anti-Asian violence Members of PANA initiated Neighborhood Safety Companions (NSC) in March 2021 to provide a vehicle for those willing to stand up to the violent attacks on Asian Americans across the U.S. and world. As an extension of PANA members’ work to win full […]

Record-breaking hate crime spree in major cities

Axios.com Feb 5, 2022 – Politics & Policy Russell Contreras, Shawna Chen Black Americans remained the most targeted group in most cities, but anti-Asian American hate crimes increased 339% in 2021, the preliminary report found. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City broke records with the number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, while […]

Asian American young adults are the only racial group with suicide as their leading cause of death, so why is no one talking about this?

Suicide is the Number One Cause of Death for Young Asian Americans

Read the article posted on TheConversation.comhttps://theconversation.com/asian-american-young-adults-are-the-only-racial-group-with-suicide-as-their-leading-cause-of-death-so-why-is-no-one-talking-about-this-158030 In California, we urge you to support the campaign to pass AB 1400. This major healthcare reform bill would help rebuild the mental healthcare infrastructure destroyed by Ronald Reagan and Republicans in the 1980’s. Racially motivated violence looks like the mass shootings that killed Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Chung […]

PANA Urges AB 1400 “Aye” Vote

January 5, 2022     Assembly Member Jim Wood, Chair and Members Assembly Health Committee     RE: AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee, Santiago) – SUPPORT     Dear Chair Wood and Committee Members,   The Asian American community is experiencing an upsurge in hate crimes due to scapegoating of Chinese people as being the cause […]

Neighborhood Safety Companions Promotes a Community Safety Model in Response to Anti-Asian Violence

Through direct interaction with local seniors, small businesses, workers, street vendors, housed and un-housed neighbors, the NSC street-walk teams hold conversations about their efforts to combat Anti-Asian Violence. NSC also engages in mutual aid, distributing safety supplies (whistles, personal alarms, pepper spray) and personal health items (personal hygiene items, alcohol wipes, masks, socks, etc).   […]

Vilifying China Puts a Bull’s-Eye on the Backs of Asian Americans

Biden may reject Trump’s hateful language, but he is continuing his predecessor’s dangerous “tough on China” approach. By Mae Ngai March 23, 2021 The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/world/anti-asian-racism-china/ Biden may reject the hateful language of “China virus,” but he is extending the “tough on China” policy, which was the overall framework for so many of Trump’s racist […]

SUPPORT WI SPA, SAY NO TO RACISM and TERROR

September, 2021: The staff, workers, customers and neighbors of Wi Spa have been subjected to racist violence and terror by far right extremists over the past few months. It is time the Asian communities recognized and supported Wi Spa. “When they (Proud Boys) come to protest, the police shut down this place for over 3 […]

Asians Uniting Against Anti-Asian Violence

Trauma and Trump make Asian American voters a more cohesive bloc, new poll reveals Ahead of the 2022 midterms, the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found that Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders are significantly more likely to be mobilized by a shared fear of violence and discrimination than before the pandemic. From Politico.com, by Rishika Dugyala and Beatrice Jin […]

University of Michigan Chronicles More Than 1,000 Anti-Asian Incidents Last Year

New research from the University of Michigan offers insights into the location, nature and perpetrators of anti-Asian hate incidents that occurred in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available information suggests the perpetrators of anti-Asian hate incidents were predominantly male and disproportionately white. Among politicians who made stigmatizing statements and supported discriminatory policies and proposals, […]

Racism Has Always Been Part of the Asian American Experience

If we don’t understand the history of Asian exclusion, we cannot understand the racist hatred of the present. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/we-are-constantly-reproducing-anti-asian-racism/618647 April 21, 2021 Mae Ngai Asian American Studies and history professor at Columbia University Asiatic exclusion and Jim Crow segregation were two modes of racial management necessary for white supremacy after the Civil War, when the […]

Solidarity in Philadelphia

By Zijia Eleanor Song and Noreen O’Donnell • Published April 15, 2021 • Updated on April 15, 2021 at 11:28 pm A recent survey from SurveyMonkey and AAPI Data shows that white supremacy harms people from all racial minorities. The survey finds elevated levels of experiences of hate crime and hate incidents across all communities […]