Amidst the increasing racist attacks against the Asian community, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria paid a special visit today and handed out Yellow Whistles to Asian seniors. About one hundred people attended the event at CCBA Senior Garden, which was organized by ACA, APAPA and CCBA.
Two local organizations, Alliance of Chinese Americans San Diego (ACA) and Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), organized a Stop Asian Hate Virtual Rally on Monday, April 26. Over 170 people attended the event that lasted one and half hours.
By Jian Wang and Sydney Chan
Joining cities all over America, the Alliance of Chinese Americans San Diego organized a #StopAsianHate candlelight vigil on Saturday, March 20, in coordination with United Chinese Americans (UCA). The early evening event was held in front of the San Diego County Administration Building, to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16th, where 6 out of the 8 lives tragically lost were Asian.
Just days before the Chinese New Year, a dozen of Chinese volunteers, led by ACA, brought folk music and dumplings to seniors at Balboa Park, and had a delicious celebration in Chinese style.
Reported by Ying Zhou
On January 11, 2020, Alliance of Chinese Americans (ACA) San Diego successfully hosted Asian Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Forum at Chinese School of San Diego. The forum included celebration of the completion of its inaugural API Youth Internship Program and a panel discussion by students on the subject of civic engagement. At the celebration ceremony, San Diego Councilmember Chris Cate presented the certificates and scholarships to five students who have completed their internship at various city, county, and congressional offices.
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A Personal Story by Tom Hom
The talk by Tom Hom was scheduled about a month earlier. Sadly, Tom’s only son passed away less than three weeks before the scheduled date. When contacted by the organizer about a delay, Tom insisted on giving the talk as planned, and said the best way to honor his son is ‘continuing to live life fully despite setbacks and trials, just like the Rabbit On A Bumpy Road!’
We want to express our deepest gratitude to Tom for his devotion to our community and his selfless commitment to helping others.
上街游行在美国不稀奇，然而，3月24日这场席卷全国的游行来袭迅猛，声势浩大，影响力和震撼面让人刮目相看。它，就是反对枪支暴力的March For Live - 在佛罗里达州帕克兰市高中2月14日枪杀案一个多月后，全美各大城市数百万人涌上街头，为生命游行，为控枪呐喊 ，同天全球共八百多城市声援游行。