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 […]
Reporters from Voice of American (Korean) covered the Neighborhood Safety Companions effort in Koreatown, Los Angeles, April 1, 2021.
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LOS ANGELES (KCAL, KCBS) — 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]