Dear Friends, Family, Allies, and Accomplices,
There is a series of call to action rallies and marches this weekend in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community:
The theme is “We are not silent.”
TROUBLING RISE IN CRIMES AGAINST ASIAN-AMERICANS
Activists are troubled by a series of assaults against Asian-Americans that have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country. For example: just last week, an elderly man who was savagely beaten and robbed at a San Francisco laundromat. In New York: a Filipino-American man was slashed with a boxcutter on a packed subway, among many incidents. “It makes me really angry hearing about all these incidences,” said Tanya Woo with the Chinatown International District Community Night Watch Group. “They may not constitute what a hate crime is, under the law, but I feel like there are a lot of other things happening when there is violence towards any ethnic group.”
Governor Jay Inslee condemned the horrific attacks Tuesday. “Washington is a place where all people should feel safe and included. This is a welcoming state and I have a zero-tolerance policy for hate and racism. We must all condemn the acts of hate and violence displayed in the rising incidence of anti-Asian hate crimes in both Washington state and across the country. This is wholly unacceptable and must not stand. We saw this ugly trend surge a year ago, when COVID-19 first emerged in our state. One year later, we have a vaccine for the virus but racism is still running rampant. Victims deserve support and justice. There are systems in place to ensure offenders face consequences for their unconscionable actions. I encourage victims to come forward and report their experience to local law enforcement. I stand in solidarity with members of the Asian community who continue to experience fear and intimidation. They deserve better, and we must do everything in our power to make their safety and security a priority and to eliminate racism in Washington.”
“It’s great to hear the governor make the statement, but we want to see what is going to be done,” said Woo. “We would like to see more policies and tougher laws regarding hate crimes.”
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Asian Americans PBS Series
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongiong role that Asian Americans have played.
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
Seattle Center Festal in partnership with Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) has moved this year's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month online. Visit the website to view the virtual celebration held on May 3, 2020.
Danny Woo Community Garden Day of Service
Located in Chinatown International District, the Danny Woo Garden provides plots for seniors and community members to grow their own vegetables. They need 10 volunteers to support transporting top soil/ compost into individual garden plots. Social distancing will be practiced at the event and it is highly recommended, but not required, for volunteers to have their own shovel, gloves, and PPE. For inquiries or to sign-up, please contact Sung.Cho@kingcounty.gov.
San Francisco Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The APA Heritage Foundation based in San Francisco created a website with online resources to virtually celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month including weekly programs, cultural resources, and recipes. Visit the website to learn more.
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Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the Bertha Knight Landes Room of City Hall
Conference includes a TBD panel discussion on celebrating our differences and honoring what makes us strong!
Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle (FACES) is an inclusive organization that fosters understanding and collaboration among people of all backgrounds and experiences and give voice and visibility to issues, and help those in need. Our mission is to work with Filipino-American mainstream communities, other people of color and allies to influence policies, programs, procedures and practices that affect our common interests and promote cultural awareness and diversity to instill pride in Filipino-American heritage.
Friday, September 27, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in SMT 4090 and SMT 4096
Delight your taste buds with an order of scrumptious Filipino desserts and snacks! Show up at the Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th floor, SMT 4090/4096 on Friday, September 27 between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and fill your plate! Help us spread the word with this flyer.
The variety of baked goods and desserts to purchase starting at 10am, such as:
Lunch food will also be available around 11:30:
Please also see this list of many wonderful items to buy at the Silent Auction. If you find item(s) you’d like to purchase, contact email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Every order helps FACES fundraise for college scholarships.