Asian Youth Center (AYC) condemns the hate crimes committed against members of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the United States including New York, the Bay Area, here in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV) area of Los Angeles County and most recently in Atlanta. We support the survivors and their families during these challenging times, and we understand the fear that all Asian and Pacific Islanders may experience when they go to school, to work, or just go for a walk.
As a near-term response, AYC is publishing and distributing resources for our community here in the SGV, including on our website www.aycla.org and in our social media @AYC100 to help community members report hate crimes at Stop AAPI Hate or by dialing 2-1-1 for in-language assistance (211 LA), and to access needed services and information.
We also acknowledge that the recent violence must be addressed with long-term and systemic solutions to racism and discrimination against the API community, which is too often portrayed as a model minority whose issues are ignored, as well as all communities of color. This past year, AYC has seen the impact of food and housing insecurity and poverty among the API and clients of color we serve in the SGV and throughout LA County. We are committed to working in coalition with local leaders and multicultural community partners to advocate for greater change and community-led solutions. We urge community members to join us in participating in campaigns like LA vs. Hate and other community forums. Youth and families must feel safe from hate crimes, hate based harassment, and bullying to succeed in school, at work, and in life!
STOp AAPI HAte
Hate crimes and harassment of Asian and Pacific Islander members of the communities have increased. AYC stands in solidarity with Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities. Together we can all stand against hate.
On this page you will find resources to help build community stand up to hate in our county. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime, here are different places you can report it.