A non-exhaustive list of resources for A/API solidarity and mutual aid, collected on occasion of a vigil organized by PALMS (Philadelhia Asians 4 Liberation and Mutual Solidarity) in honor of Christian Hall, the Atlanta shooting victims, and in the wake of anti-Asian violence. These resources are intended to help navigate the intersectional nature of state violence, mental health and sex worker stigma — and to affirm the need for interracial solidarity.
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March 30th marks three months since Christian’s unjust killing. Just a couple months before Hall’s death, Philadelphia police officers shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., a Black resident of West Philly, who was also experiencing a mental health crisis. This past month saw the anniversaries of Breonna Taylor’s and Latasha Harlins’s murders; the Biden administration’s deportations of Tien Pham, Hieu Huynh, and 31 other Vietnamese refugees; and the murders of eight people in Atlanta: Soon Chung Park (74), Suncha Kim (69), Young Ae Yue (63), Paul Andre Michels (54), Hyun Jung Grant (51), Xiaojie Tan (49), Daoyou Feng (44), and Delaina Yaun (33). Seven of eight victims of the Atlanta shootings were women, six were Asian women, and three were Asian elders, adding to 3,800 acts of anti-Asian violence reported in the past year, mostly against women and elders.
We dedicate this vigil for mourning, reflection, and prayer in response to these tragedies and more. We also see this vigil as a space to bring together intersecting conversations on police brutality, mental health, anti-Asian violence, and structural racism built upon imperialism and anti-Blackness.
View their full statement here.
> Digital AAPI Resource Guide from @miarubin3
> Cop-Free Communities: Safety Resources
> 61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities from The Strategist
> Asian Arts Initiative’s Resources Against Anti-Asian Violence
> Tender, Loving Self-Care for Asian Americans by Due Quach