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Thomas Ty Tran
March 17, 2021
Here’s How You Can Support The Bay Area’s Asian Community Right Now
Donations, takeout, and more ways for you to support.
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On Tuesday, March 16th, eight people were killed in a series of mass shootings at three massage parlors in Atlanta. Six of those people were Asian women. The shooting in Atlanta is the latest instance of hate crimes and violence against Asian communities, which have been spiking across the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Earlier in February, 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee was attacked and killed in SF. And in Oakland Chinatown, a 91-year-old man was viciously shoved to the ground. On the subway in Manhattan, 61-year-old Noel Quintana was randomly slashed in the face with a razor while on his way to work. And earlier this week, 59-year-old Danilo Yuchang and 75-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie were both attacked, in separate incidents, on Market Street in SF. (You can donate to Xie’s GoFundMe here). Reports have found that anti-Asian hate crimes have increased 1,900% since March 2020 - and in Oakland Chinatown, over the past three months, crime has increased by 25%. If you want to support, here are some Bay Area-based resources:

If you’re looking for local organizations to financially support right now, check out these groups:

  • Save Our Chinatowns, which originally started as a fundraiser in early 2020, now works to support local businesses in SF and Oakland Chinatowns.

  • Good Good Eatz is an Oakland-based organization that supports food businesses across the city by donating to businesses in need, helping them apply for financial relief, and providing social media and marketing expertise.

  • The Chinatown Community Development Center, which provides housing, workshops, and events for the SF Chinatown community, is currently accepting donations for their Feed + Fuel Chinatown campaign. In partnership with SF New Deal, funds will help provide hundreds of thousands of meals (from local restaurants) to Chinatown residents living in Single Room Occupancy housing.

  • The Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes businesses in Oakland Chinatown.

  • The Southeast Asian Development Center is a Tenderloin-based organization that provides housing support, food drives, translation services, and more to low-income Southeast Asian families in SF.

  • Stop AAPI Hate is a reporting center founded by SF-based advocacy organization Chinese for Affirmative Action as a response to rising racism and xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center tracks and responds to hate crimes and incidents of discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Other Ways You Can Help:

Find more ways to support in NYC, LA, Chicago, and London here.

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