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#stopasianhate – How You Can Take Action

 

We ask our Engage Falmouth community to condemn the recent spate of anti-Asian racism and violence, and support our local Asian community and businesses. We’ve been alarmed by the escalation in violent incidents against Asian-origin people and their communities across the nation, including brutal assaults on the elderly.

 

This violence, along with the racism and xenophobia it represents, is real. Anti-Asian racism is not new in America, but in recent years we’ve seen dramatic increases fueled by the last administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. This past year we’ve seen another spike fueled by propagation of misinformation and scapegoating regarding the coronavirus pandemic, and in the last few weeks we’ve seen it has further escalated into a series of physical attacks, causing injuries and at least one death.

 

We cannot stand idly by in the face of these injustices. We must acknowledge what is happening, condemn these racist and xenophobic acts, and support the physical and mental health of our Asian immigrant and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) family, friends, and neighbors, as well as their local businesses. Join us in taking action today.

 

Sincerely,

Engage Falmouth Leadership

Ally action list

 

·      Check in on your AAPI friends & family

·      Amplify the publicly shared stories from the AAPI community

·      Call your legislators and ask what they are doing for the community

·      Support local Asian food restaurants & small businesses

·      Ask your company to stand against anti-Asian hate with a statement

·      Request your local media cover this troubling trend

 

 

Diversify your social media

@angryasianfeminist (on instagram/on twitter)
@hateisavirus (
on instagram/on twitter/on FaceBook)
@aapiwomenlead (
on instagram/on twitter/on FaceBook)
@asianaaf (
on instagram/on twitter/on FaceBook)

 
 

Report any incidents that you see

o   To the local police

o   To Stop AAPI Hate

 
 

Spread these resources

o   @LAICHIENTHERAPY – offering Asian Pacific American pay-as-you-wish group therapy

o   Crisis line – 1-800-273-TALK

o   @ASIANSFORMENTALHEALTH – has a comment thread of therapists willing to provide reduced/free session to the AA community

 
 

Read more about what is happening

o   What You Can Do About Anti-Asian Violence

o   How You Can Joint the Stop Asian Hate Movement

o   How to Address the Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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