Take Action in support of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Take Action in support of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community

 
Dear Dance Community, 

In light of the continued racist attacks against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander people in the United States and across the world we invite you to join us for a moment of solidarity and collective action. The violence that has occurred over the past few days and throughout this year is the result of continuous xenophobia seeded by white supremacy and the ongoing systemic failures exacerbated by COVID-19. We remain firmly in support of the wellbeing and safety of our Asian American dance colleagues and continue to champion the role that dance can play to foster the inclusion, integration, and human rights in the New York City metropolitan area.

Dance/NYC has compiled a list of actions and resources that you can take today and over the coming days in support of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities, which can be found on Dance/NYC’s racial justice resources page.

We want to thank our Justice, Equity and Inclusion organizational partner Asian American Arts Alliance for providing some of the resources shared and for their ongoing work in support of Asian American artists. 
 

ACTIONS

1) Black & Asian Solidarity Rally and Run NYC
March 21, 2021 at 10 AM EST
Meet at Union Square - Manhattan
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMfWeICHAGN/

This Sunday, March 21st for a 5K run, walk, bike through lower Manhattan. The rally will also feature special guest speakers who are on the front lines helping to raise awareness against anti-Asian and anti-Black racism. 

2) AAPI Rally Against Hate NYC
March 21, 2021 at 1 PM EDT at Columbus Park in Chinatown- Manhattan
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3796622673751682

Unite and empower the community with conscious conversations, guest speakers, live music and supporting local businesses by eating at your favorite restaurants before and after the event. 

3) Final Bow for Yellow Face Virtual Teahouse session
March 21, 2021 6 PM EST
www.instagram.com/p/CMnSSDJAB0o/

4) National Day of Action to Speak Out Against AAPI Hate
March 26--More details to come. In the meantime, you can sign on to this statement by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and NAACP-GA
 

SIGN ONS
• A Community-Centered Response to Violence against Asian American Communities: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KHy9HzFhs5hV5OCcVXIQ5s8F8aIMjtAfkMRVoDRWDJA/edit

• As an Organization: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyOeRIY4lUZIbojAzLn416gbhO8JlkxtGOKziy0vky6tuvLg/viewform

• As an individual:
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-for-a-community-centered-response-to-violence-against-aapi-communities/

 

ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT
• Asian American Arts Alliance
• Red Canary Song
• Asian Americans Advancing Justice
• Stop AAPI Hate
• Act to Change 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta
A Final Bow for Yellow Face
 

TOOLS & RESOURCES
• Blog from the American Friends Service Committee on standing up to anti-Asian racism.
• Tips on bystander intervention to learn more about how you can help build the safe and peaceful communities we all deserve.
• Stop AAPI HATE resource guide by Playbill 
• Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training
 

IMPORTANT HISTORIES TO KNOW
• Chinese Massacre of 1871
• Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 
• Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.


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