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CCAEJ STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

Updated: Mar 18


For Immediate Release

3/17/2021


Contact: Faraz Rizvi

faraz.r@ccaej.org

951-850-5598




Following the violent attack against Asians in Atlanta, CCAEJ stands in solidarity with Asian communities and against anti-Asian racism


Jurupa Valley, CA – As an organization committed to racial justice and equity, we stand in solidarity with Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities who have been victimized by senseless racial violence. In light of the tragic murders in Atlanta of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, we call on all communities to stand against racism and xenophobia impacting Asian communities.


According to community organizer and CCAEJ staffer Gaby Mendez, "In light of the recent tragedy where 8 individuals were murdered, 6 of whom were Asian women, it's imperative to address our nation’s Anti-Asian history and actively work to dismantle the systems that oppress and discriminate against the AAPI community." As Environmental Justice and Racial Justice advocates, standing in solidarity with communities experiencing violence is an integral part of our work.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, violence against Asians has increased in direct proportion to anti-Asian sentiment and rhetoric, propelled by white supremacist xenophobia. As an organization fighting against racism, we recognize the adverse impacts this rhetoric has and how dehumanization begets cycles of violence.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, violence against Asians has increased in direct proportion to anti-Asian sentiment and rhetoric, propelled by white supremacist xenophobia. As an organization fighting against Racism we recognize the adverse impacts this rhetoric has and how dehumanization begets cycles of violence.


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