NAAPAC e-Newsletter No. 2021-05-15

  • FW: Join us at at today’s nationwide “Unity Against Hate” rally, Yellow Whistles to be distributed
  • FW: May 15 Unity Against Hate Nationwide Rally Zoom link
  • FW: National Rally on Unity Against Hate

From: Vincent Wang; National President, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
Subject: Join us at today’s nationwide “Unity Against Hate” rally, Yellow Whistles to be distributed

Hope you have a good start of the day. APAPA has teamed up with over 120 national and local organizations to host the nationwide “Unity Against Hate” rally. There will be similar events taking place in Canada and Australia in solidarity.

The “Unity Against Hate” rally is to show compassion and solidarity in wake of the rising hate incidents against Asian Americans and other minority groups nationally and call for actions, and for community members to get together to see and support each other after a challenging time coping with the pandemic. At these events, there will be speeches by federal, state and local officials, community members and youths, community tents and booths, and group art activities to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and to condemn hatred and racial bias. Community groups and municipalities will have booths to provide information about public service programs, voter registration and COVID vaccine.

We will also distribute “We belong” Yellow Whistles to participants thanks to the support of The Yellow Whistle Project:

“In Nature, Yellow Is The Color Of Daffodils And Sunflowers, Signaling The Advent Of Spring, Bringing Hope, Optimism, And Enlightenment.
In America, Yellow Has Been Weaponized Against Asians As The Color Of Xenophobia.
The Yellow Whistle™ Is A Symbol Of Self-Protection And Solidarity In Our Common Fight Against Historical Discrimination And Anti-Asian Violence. The Whistle Is A Simple Gadget With A Universal Purpose—To Signal Alarm And Call For Help—For All Americans.
We Shall Not Remain Silent, Because
We Belong™.”

Please contact me (wang177@gmail.com) or theyellowwhistle@gmail.com if your organization would like to help distribute yellow whistles to local community members.

APAPA supports grassroots efforts in pushing for legislation to tackle hate crimes and provide support to minority groups. Please encourage citizens in your network to request their representatives support the federal COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937), which the House is set to vote on in late May. We also encourage Ohio residents to support the Ohio Senate Bill 87 to Create Asian-American and Pacific Islander Affairs Commision. Currently the Ohio Senate Finance Committee is seeking testimonies regarding this bill. Please let me know if you or someone you know can submit a testimony.

Please see the list of “Unity Against Hate” locations below. More details can be found at the national event site: http://communityagainsthate.org/

May 15:

  • Bristol, TN, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT, The Bristol Sign TN, Downtown Bristol – Corner of State Street and MLK Blvd
  • Cleveland, OH: 2-4 pm ET, Cleveland Public Square, 101 W Superior Ave.
  • Columbus East, OH: 4-6 pm ET, Huber Park, 1640 Davidson Dr, Reynoldsburg
  • Columbus North, OH: 4-6 pm ET, Orange Bridge Park, 6943 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
  • Columbus West, OH: 4-6 pm ET, Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin
  • Dallas, TX (North Texas): 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT, Belo Garden Park 1014 Main St
  • Davis, CA: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT pm PDT, Central Park, 301 C. Street
  • Fremont, CA: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT, Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue
  • Fresno, CA: 11 am PT, Save Mart Center, Fresno State University, 2650 E Shaw Ave
  • Houston, TX: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT, Fort Bend County Justice Center 1422 Eugene Heimann Cir., Richmond
  • Los Angeles, CA: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT
  • New York City, NY: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT, Chatham Square Park Row
  • Oakland, CA: 11 am PT – 12:30 pm PDT, Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 9th Street
  • Orange County/San Gabriel, CA: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT, The Source 6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
  • Richmond, TX: Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Cir.
  • Sacramento, CA: 11 am PT, North steps of state capitol
  • San Diego, CA: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT, virtual
  • San Mateo County, CA: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT, City of San Mateo Central Park 50th E 5th Ave
  • Washington DC: 2-4 pm ET, Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

May 16

  • Cincinnati, OH: “Unity Against Hate” Rally, May 16, 2-4 pm ET, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.
  • International locations:
  • Calgary, Canada: May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MDT, Virtual
  • Melbourne, Australia: May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST, Federation Square (Amphitheatre)
  • Brisbane, Australia: May 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm AEST, Brisbane Square

From: Vincent Wang; National President, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
Subject: May 15 Unity Against Hate Nationwide Rally Zoom link

Folks who are not able to attend the event in person are welcome to join the virtual rally over Zoom. They can click the link below or the big “Attend Virtual Rally” yellow button on the top of the screen at the event website.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81638600508?pwd=WEpxT2kzYlJNaEVVdEl6SUo4TmxWdz09.

From: DR. S. K. Lo
Subject: National Rally on Unity Against Hate

NATIONAL RALLY COMBINING

THE YELLOW WHISTLE™

CAMPAIGN

2 – 4 PM
Eastern Time

MAY

15

National “Unity Against Hate” Rallies

Stand up, speak out, and take action against hate, violence, and racial profiling.

AAUC supports THE National Rally on “Unity Against Hate” combined with the YELLOW WHISTLE™ CAMPAIGN, Show your solidarity against hate and join the rally held this Saturday at the sites listed below. Blow your yellow whistle at 3 pm ET to show WE BELONG AND OUR SOLIDARITY AGAINST HATE.

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