The hashtag #StopWhiteTerrorism from the featured image was found on Humble Bloom’s Co-founder Solonje Burnett’s Instagram
In Atlanta, white supremacy and misogyny again raised its hand in a mass shooting hate crime taking eight lives, six of whom were Asian/Asian American women. We mourn with the families and friends of the loved ones whose lives were taken by hate.
While we are not surprised, we are heartbroken and know we must do more. According to research from Stop AAPI Hate, nearly 3,800 incidents were reported over the course of roughly this year during the pandemic, the majority of which were women.
For years, our experience at Women’s Foundation California has taught us that the people closest to a problem are in the best position to solve it. Today we’re asking you to support eleven Women’s Foundation California grant partners who serve Asian/Asian American communities, specifically using a gender-responsive approach.
- AAPI Women Lead
- API Equality – Los Angeles
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement Santa Clara County
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network
- Asian Women’s Shelter
- California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
- Center for the Pacific Asian Family Inc.
- Khmer Girls in Action
- Hmong Innovating Politics
- South Asian Network
Finally, we want to send a virtual embrace to our community. Especially after the past year, the hate that has been shown to our Asian/Asian American communities continues to weigh heavy on our hearts and we commit to speaking out and taking action against the powers of misogyny, sexism, racism, and hatred that continue to threaten us.