“Love Our People, Heal Our Communities” Cross-Cultural Healing Events took place in Oakland and San Francisco

San Francisco & Oakland, CA — “In response to the recent surge in COVID-19 related violence against Asian American communities throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) in San Francisco joined forces with a coalition of organizations in Oakland to organize two parallel Days of Action this past weekend, both entitled “Love Our People, Heal Our Communities.”

On the first weekend of the Lunar New Year, and a few days after more than 70 Asian American organizations issued a press statement condemning the violence, these two events brought together a multiracial and multigenerational coalition to stand against racism, xenophobia, and violence, and to offer space for healing the grief and pain that Asian communities feel in light of recent events.

Together, they called for community-centered solutions to keep diverse communities safe. These include culturally-competent multilingual victim services, cross-racial education and dialogue, prevention-based programs (such as community patrols), and more.”

Read the rest of the statement here.

Resources:

  • Asian Organizations Across the Bay Area Join Forces to Demand Action Against Violence: Click here for more information.
    Yamuna Hopwood, Communications Manager; 415-274-6760 x319 yhopwood@caasf.org (English); Jin Xia Niu, Chinese Language Media Specialist; 415-274-6760 x313 jniu@caasf.org (English, Mandarin)
  • For those who wish to contribute to victims and survivors, please visit here.
  • CAA Responds to the Attacks in Atlanta Area

Both the Oakland and San Francisco events were also live-streamed to Facebook with ASL interpretation, where more than 300 people tuned in. The Oakland event can be viewed here and the San Francisco event here.