Portland, Oregon 2022-05-11 20:55:43 –
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – Oregon Rise Above Hate has announced that it will host an event in the Old Town to commemorate Asia Pacific American Month.
The May 14th event, which begins on Flanders Festival Street, will feature local performances, speeches, food carts, and COVID-19 alerts at the Lansu Chinese Gardens.
In addition, cultural heritage institutions such as the Oregon Japanese-American Museum, the Oregon Historical Quarterly, the Oregon Jewish Museum, and the Portland Chinatown Museum will be open to the public for free.
“The Oregon Commission on the Asia-Pacific Islander Issue is honored to be able to work with Riseabove Hate for this important event,” said OCAPI Co-Chair Susan Soon Kumcox. “The impact of racial hate crimes and actions on members of our community cannot remain unanswered. This summoning is an important step and invites community leaders across the state to join us. “
According to Oregon Rise Above Hate, during the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans surged with more than 10,900 hate crimes in the United States since March 19, 2020.
“The goal of Oregon Rise Above Hate is to appeal the AANHPI issue to a wider community while at the same time connecting diverse and clear communities of Asian descent in one voice,” said Oregon Rise Above Hate. Organizer Ann Knight Campbell said. “Together, we will face hatred, face it, and stand beyond it. We will build a future that fulfills America’s promises.”
Elizabeth Nay, Executive Director of Lan Su Chinese Garden, said, “We want to make our voice very clear. We are united with the Old Town Chinatown community where racial intolerance and violence are. I strongly blame it if it happens. “
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