It is devastating and exhausting to read account after account of the racism, misogyny, and violence that is being perpetrated against people of color across our communities and the nation. We reiterate our commitment to ensuring that spaces exist to provide protection against violence and discrimination, as well as provide platforms to amplify our sisters’ pursuit of justice and equality. NWPC will use the tools that we have developed for 50 years: advocating loudly and proudly to put more women in places where laws are passed to dismantle the systems that perpetuate and allow violence against women of color and marginalized communities to continue.
NWPC California answers the call from Congresswoman Judy Chu and other leaders to participate in efforts to stand up against Asian hate and in support of a “National Day to Speak Out Against Asian Hate” on March 26th. Here are some ways to engage and act:
- Thursday, March 25th, join “The Brown Girls Guide to Politics” Founder A’Shanti F. Gholar in conversation with Madeleine Mielke, President & CEO of Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies for an important conversation on how we can stand in solidarity with the AAPI community during this heightened time of anti-Asian violence, https://www.thebgguide.com/post/the-bgg-live-standing-solidarity-with-the-asian-american-community
- Visit https://stopaapihate.org/actnow/ for more information on how you can join the effort to stand up against Asian hate
This is a long fight that requires messages of support and calls to action. Thank you for taking the time to engage in this work with us.
Karriann Farrell Hinds
President, NWPC of California