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.