For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 Contact: Ellen Lu, Program Coordinator, New Orleans, LA – Earlier this week, the current White House Administration double-downed on Sinophobic rhetoric regarding COVID-19. The name “COVID-19” was chosen specifically to maintain public discussion

“Beyond Asian hate and the continual targeting of our elders across the country, the violence and murder of Asian women in Atlanta yesterday illuminates the complex intergenerational traumas of exploitation, sexual violence, poverty, colonialism, and erasure experienced by Asian women.

AAPI Rising: Intersectionalty in the New South

Join VAYLA in the third installment of our AAPI Rising in the South series! VAYLA’s Anthony Johnson will be interviewing our Executive Director, Jacqueline Thanh, Ursula Price—Executive Director of New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, and Mary Moran—Executive Director

COVID-19 Anti-AAPI Hate Crime Incident Report

VAYLA is an intersectional AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) nonprofit organization based in New Orleans focused on advocacy through providing climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, comprehensive civic engagement and pathways to citizenship. Stand up against discrimination so

VAYLA New Orleans - Linktree

This resource by VAYLA New Orleans is a comprehensive list of links to redirect to useful COVID-19 and anti-racist resources, such as relief funds, readings, translated letters, and more. View the list here  

VAYLA Vietnamese COVID-19 Resources

This website provides COVID-related resources in multiple languages, including English, Burmese, Hmong, Khmer, and Vietnamese, to name a few. These resources are both nationwide and specific to Louisiana and New Orleans, and cover areas such as bystander intervention training, mutual