MFS Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community
The rise of racism and the acts of violence we are witnessing must end.
3,795 hate incidents over the course of the past year have been reported to the Stop Asian American Hate Center – which is known to be significantly less than the number of hate crimes that actually took place.
The increase of violence, particularly against elders and women from our Asian and Pacific Islander community, is rising dramatically in our country.
We honor the following people who were murdered in Atlanta on March 16th, 2021: Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun Jung Grant, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue and Xiaojie Tan. (*See the Washington Post article information about suspect and additional details)
All of this is on top of a long history of violence, injustice, and discriminatory acts committed in this country – that is seldom fully acknowledged.
MFS stands in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander community.
Ways to Learn More & Get Involved
Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners Statement issued on March 18th.
Stop AAPI Hate: A Resource Guide to Support the Asian-American Community, by PLAYBILL Staff, March 18, 2021; This comprehensive article covers everything regarding: Where to donate, how to support, where to learn more.
NOTE: Please open the article to see the long list of resources.
Stop AAPI Hate, Our communities stand united against racism. Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander communities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can stop it.
NOTE: There is a section on how to report hate crimes.
How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism: As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else.
Black Lives Matter.
MFS stands by the Black community in our commitment to be antiracist.
We are paying attention, challenging our assumptions, and listening in new ways. We understand we are on a journey to help dismantle oppressive power structures in systems and institutions, and as an organization we need to unravel, and work on our own systemic issues.
Our pledge to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion frames how and what we do to promote social justice for all; we humbly acknowledge statements are not enough and that taking action is most important.
MFS During Covid-19
During this time of worldwide challenge due to the Covid-19 virus, MFS has taken steps to reduce risks for our clients, employees, and volunteers.
Until further notice:
- MFS main office at 1808 SE Belmont is closed – along with our Rockwood and Lloyd Center offices.
- We are operating our Hillsboro office with limited staff to manage essential business functions.
- Our NE 24th office is operating at reduced capacity in order to support adults living at home who need essential services through our MFS Project Linkage program.
Through virtual contact, MFS staff are in touch with the people we serve in an effort to be responsive to current and changing needs.
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