There have been many documented and undocumented hate crimes against our Asian and Pacific Islander Community. There are movements to fight for the justice of the victims of these hate crimes, and the list below is meant to serve as a central location to document all the work being done by community groups and activists, as well as raise general awareness.
Developing Coverage on Georgia Shooting Victims
- Background on the Georgia Mass Shooting Case: On March 17, 2021, six Asian women and a total of at least eight people were murdered by a shooter at various massage parlors in Georgia. The victims have been identified as: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, Yong Ae Yue, and Hyun Jung Grant.
- Women of Asian Descent Were 6 of the 8 Victims in Atlanta Shootings (March 17, 2021). A basic description of the events and general information about the victims.
- Sign on to Asian Americans Advancing Justice Community Statement here
- Donate directly to victims and their families here
- How Racism and Sexism Intertwine to Torment Asian-American Women (March 18, 2021).
- A discussion on hyper-sexualization as a form of racism against Asian American women (March 17, 2021)
Justice for Angelo Quinto:
- Background on murder of Angelo Quinto: On December 23, 2020, Angelo, a 30-year-old Filipino American veteran and Antioch resident, needed support during a mental health crisis. His family called 911 for help, but when the police arrived, they confronted Quinto with force and knelt on his neck for five minutes until he passed out. Quinto passed away 3 days later. Organizations in the East Bay, greater Bay Area, and across the state are taking action to ensure Quinto receives justice.
- LEAD Filipino Statement: LEAD Filipino is a San José based organization, and is helping to lead the Justice for Angelo Quinto campaign.
- Community Letter: Community letter to Antioch mayor, City Council, and City Chief of police detailing specific demands for justice. Signed by Filipinx organizations and other community based organizations.
- Petition: Change.org petition to end the criminalization of mental health crises, and seek justice for Angelo Quinto.
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/justiceforangeloquinto
- Instagram: @justiceforangeloquinto
Justice for Vicha Ratanapakdee
- Background on murder of Vicha Ratanapakdee: On January 30, 2021, Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84 year-old Thai man, was shoved to the ground the ground, and died as a result. Currently, his killer is being held without bail.
- Family of 84-year-old killed in SF believe attack was racially motivated (February 1, 2021).
- SF Community Petition demanding city leadership to take action and justice. You can sign here
- GoFundMe Fundraiser by Ratanapakdee’s family. You can donate here