Stop API Hate

A Joint Statement on COVID-19

Over 50 Local Asian Pacific Islander Organizations Release Joint Statement Denouncing Xenophobia, Racism, and Increasing Acts of Violence Towards Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

 

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities on a global scale, Asian Pacific Islander serving organizations, community leaders, and their supporters denounce the xenophobia, racism, and increasing acts of violence targeted towards Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities both locally and nationally.

 

United, we call upon our greater community at large to avoid the use of harmful language including labels such as “China coronavirus”, “Chinese coronavirus”, and “Wuhan Virus,” when defining a global pandemic afflicting humanity as a whole. Use of such language has led to an alarming increase in consequences ranging from unintended microaggressions to acts of violence and hate towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – further encouraging xenophobia, racism, and dividing us all.

 

Now more than ever, we call upon the San Diego community to be vigilant against acts of hate and to come together in calling out incidents directed not only towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – but also those inflicted upon Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Muslim, and LGBTQIA communities, as well as people with disabilities, each and every day. We urge elected officials and community leaders to lead by example by publicly condemning and standing against xenophobia and racism.

 

Let us come together as one San Diego in fighting this viral threat, building solidarity through collective action, and working towards a stronger, more compassionate, more inclusive tomorrow.

 

We encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of hate as a result of COVID-19 to report it HERE.

 

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • 21st Century China Center, UCSD School of Global Policy & Strategy
  • Alliance of Chinese Americans San Diego
  • AnakBayan San Diego
  • Asian & Pacific-Islander Student Alliance at UCSD
  • Asian American Journalists Association – San Diego
  • Asian Business Association of San Diego
  • Asian Culture and Media Alliance
  • Asian Pacific Alliance of County Employees
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – San Diego
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at USD School of Law
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at California Western School of Law
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
  • Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions
  • Asian Pacific Islander Initiative
  • Asian Solidarity Collective
  • Asians & Pacific Islanders for the Arts and Humanities at UCSD 
  • Boodle Fight SD
  • Cambodian Student Association at UCSD
  • CHE’LU San Diego
  • Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association San Diego
  • Chinese School of San Diego
  • Chinese Bilingual Preschool
  • Convoy District 
  • Council of Philippine American Organizations
  • County of San Diego Filipino American Employees Association
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
  • Filipino American National Historical Society
  • Hmong Student Organization at UCSD
  • House of China
  • Institute of Arts and Humanities, UCSD
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Kiku Gardens
  • Kuya Ate Mentorship Program
  • Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
  • Korean Women’s International Network San Diego Chapter
  • Lao Advocacy Organization of San Diego
  • Made in Paradise Hills
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals – San Diego
  • National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region X
  • Pacific Arts Movement 
  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
  • Queer and Transgender People of Color at UCSD
  • Queer Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American Coalition
  • San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans
  • San Diego Asian Americans for Equality
  • San Diego Chinese Academy
  • San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
  • San Diego Chinese Women’s Association
  • San Diego Filipino Cinema
  • San Diego Japanese American Citizens League
  • San Diego Korean American Coalition
  • San Diego Pride
  • San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society
  • SDSU Andrés Bonifacio Samahan
  • SDSU Center for Asian & Pacific Studies
  • South Asian Bar Association of San Diego
  • Taiwanese American Professionals – San Diego 
  • The Filipino School
  • The Union of Pan Asian Communities
  • Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society
  • UCSD API Alumni Council
  • UCSD Kaibigan Pilipin@
  • UCSD Pacific Islander Student Association
  • UCSD Psi Chi Omega
  • UCSD Student Promoted Access Center for Education & Service
  • UniPro San Diego – Pilipino America Unity for Progress San Diego
  • Viet Vote 
  • Vietnamese American Youth Alliance

 

SIGNERS OF STATEMENT OF SUPPORT (300+)

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Alpha Phi Omega – Alpha Delta Chapter at SDSU
  • Alpha Psi Rho
  • Andrea Beth Damsky, L.Ac.
  • API Middle Tennessee
  • Asian Culture & Media Alliance
  • Asian Entertainment Television, Inc.
  • Asian Heritage Society
  • Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association @ Cal State San Marcos
  • Borderlands for Equity
  • Cal State San Marcos Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • California State University of San Marcos Kamalayan Alliance
  • California State University San Marcos
  • California Youth Coalition
  • CARI Therapeutics
  • Carlsbad Chinese-American Club
  • Cesar Chavez Clubs
  • Change Begins With ME (Indivisible)
  • City Heights Community Development Corp
  • Diversionary Theatre
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
  • Elevate Love for Advancement
  • Equality Business Alliance
  • Ethnic Studies Program, California State University San Marcos
  • Families with Children from China San Diego
  • FilAm Innovators
  • FilAmFest/Barangay Arts
  • FilmOut San Diego
  • Finest City Entertainment
  • Friends of China San Diego (中国之友)
  • GLSEN San Diego
  • Gomez for Oceanside City Council 2020
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
  • Indivisible San Diego Persist
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Kurdish Community
  • Lambda Archives of San Diego
  • MCC San Diego (The Met)
  • Meijun, LLC
  • Migrante San Diego
  • North County Lifeline
  • Pantsuit Nation- San Diego Chapter
  • Paradise Pet Care
  • peggynagae consulting
  • People’s Alliance for Justice
  • PFLAG San Diego County
  • PFLAG San Diego County
  • Queer Asian Social Club (formerly The Gaysian Project)
  • Queer Conscious
  • RISE San Diego and RISE@Work (separate orgs)
  • Roberts Electric Service, Inc.
  • Samahan Health Centers
  • San Diego Art of Pride
  • San Diego Ballet
  • San Diego Chinese Cultural Association
  • San Diego City Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission
  • San Diego Diplomacy Council
  • San Diego Double Ten Committee
  • San Diego Dragon Boat Alliance
  • San Diego Employers Association
  • San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
  • San Diego Leather Realm
  • San Diego LGBT Visitors Center
  • San Diego North County Chinese School
  • San Diego Original Black Panther Party for Community Empowerment
  • San Diego Overseas Community Affairs Council
  • San Diego State University Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Employee Resource Group (SDSU APIDA ERG)
  • San Diego Underground Film Festival
  • San Diego Women’s Chorus
  • SAN DIEGO-YOKOHAMA SISTER CITY
  • Sara Jacobs for Congress
  • Southwestern Community College District
  • Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol
  • Stop Racism Against Asian Americans – 1 Million Strong
  • Suzuki, Zandovskis & Yip, LLP
  • Teros Gallery
  • The Conscious Leadership Academy at USD
  • The Fleet Science Center
  • The Gender Phluid Collective
  • The Hill Street Country Club
  • The San Diego Foundation
  • The Worldview Project
  • TransFamiy Support Services
  • UC San Diego Pan Asian Staff Association
  • UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center
  • University of San Diego School of Law Black Law Students Association
  • University of San Diego School of Law’s La Raza Law Students Association
  • Vivalachi Alternative Health & Wellness
  • Women’s International Center

 

INDIVIDUALS

  • Ahmed Saleha
  • Aia Hawari
  • Al Liebeskind
  • Alex Blackwelder
  • Alex Co
  • Alexander Honigsblum
  • Alexandra Papadakis
  • Alison Chin
  • Allan Campbell
  • Allan Chin
  • Allan Tsang
  • Allen Chan
  • Allison Manch
  • Amelia Jones
  • Amy Bridges
  • Andrea Beth Damsky
  • Andrea Beth Damsky
  • Andrea Carpo
  • Andrew Hamer
  • Angeline Kashiwagi
  • Anjanette Maraya-Ramey
  • Anna Ly
  • Annamarie Maricle
  • Anne Karcher
  • Anne Parzick
  • Anthony Noceda
  • Ariana Gallegos
  • Arlene Kaplan
  • Art Hanson
  • Art Madrid
  • Ashley Ouellette
  • Audrey Lazarus
  • Aynsley Broom
  • Barbara Bry
  • Barbara Harper
  • barbara norman
  • Barbara Quinlan
  • Ben Damasco
  • Ben Wilson
  • Bennett Peji
  • Bernard Chang
  • Beth Accomando
  • Bethlehem Desta
  • Bill Teague
  • Bobbi Ohumukini
  • Bobbie Oudinarath
  • Brian Miller
  • Bridget McDonald, Ph.D.
  • Bruce  M. Abrams
  • Bruna Mori
  • C Lau
  • Camille Forbes
  • Carla Compton
  • Carly Weser
  • Carol Frausto
  • Catherine Rothacker
  • Catrina Fuentes
  • Celestine Albaran
  • Charles Lu
  • Chih-Wu Chang
  • Chris Green
  • Chris Malo
  • Chris Mok
  • Christian Merriman
  • Christina Contreras
  • Christine Lee
  • Christine Lytle
  • Christine Rhoads
  • Christopher M Smith
  • Connie Ng
  • Connor N Maddocks
  • Conor Sanders
  • Cris Sotomayor
  • Criselda and Michael Yee
  • Cristina Schaffer
  • Dale Yager
  • Damian McDonnell
  • Dani Bedau
  • Daniel Amodeo-Chavez
  • Daniel Suh
  • Daphne Dixon
  • Darcy Shiber-Knowles
  • Dave K Mills
  • David Cutchin
  • David Mondejar
  • David Raines
  • David Schaechtel
  • David Weir
  • Dawn Chang
  • Dawn Grob
  • Debbie Discar-Espe
  • Deborah K Hall
  • Deborah McDaniel- Lindsey
  • Deirdre Brownell
  • Devin C McClain-Tran
  • Diana Rose
  • Diane D
  • Diane Krell-Bates
  • Dianna Ratsamy
  • Dianne Bawit
  • Dien Vong
  • Dominique De Leon
  • Donna Lee
  • Donna McLoughlin
  • Dr. Allen Chan
  • Dr. Leslie Ota
  • Dwayne Crenshaw, J.D.
  • Eddie Chang
  • Eddie Park
  • Elizabeth Conn
  • Elizabeth Hensley Chaney
  • Elizabeth Meehan
  • Emiko Scudder
  • Emily Derry
  • Emmeline Domingo
  • Eric Leonardis
  • Erica Kao
  • Erica Ueland
  • Erika Hiramatsu
  • Erin Tomine
  • Evannia Pekarek
  • flores bishop
  • Frances Goff
  • Francis Arenas
  • Frank Lin
  • Gabriel Neeb
  • Gabrielle R
  • Gary Wong
  • Genel Ronquillo
  • Gercy Galang
  • Grace Bagunu
  • GT Albaran
  • Harlen Bayha
  • Harold Watson
  • Harvinderjit Saran
  • Helen Stuehler
  • Henry Gunthardt
  • Henry Morgen
  • Henry Vongsavath
  • Herb Delute
  • Ihuoma C Nwaogwugwu
  • Ilene Kazak
  • Inge Brauer
  • Inna Forte
  • Irean Swan
  • Irene Encarnacion
  • Isaiah Phommasy
  • Isaiah Phommasy
  1. Weichman
  • James Hurt
  • James Lin
  • James Michael “Mike” Henderson
  • Jan Geller
  • Jane Takahashi
  • Janelle Sprk
  • Janice Miller
  • Janis Barondess Todd
  • Jarrett Cloud
  • Jay A. Geier
  • Jazmine Harvey
  • Jean Nemer
  • Jeanne Hoey
  • Jeebee Yim
  • Jeff Alderman
  • Jeff Chang
  • Jeff Heine
  • Jennie Van Meter
  • Jessica Leung
  • Jessica Tawn
  • Jimmie Yonemoto
  • Joanne Britton
  • Joanne Engler
  • John  F. Dwyer
  • John  F. Dwyer
  • John C Cornish
  • John Frawley
  • John H Anderson
  • John le
  • John McClure
  • John Oda
  • Johnny Fifles
  • Jon Pak
  • Jon Sheehan
  • Joselle Anne Angeles
  • Joseph Wainio
  • Josephine Leong
  • Juan Angel Reynoso
  • Julia Evans
  • Julie Choi
  • Julie Schoenfeld
  • Julie Slater-Giglioli
  • Julie Tran
  • June Bayha
  • Justin Matsuura
  • Justin Philipps
  • Justina Gruling
  • Kamia Matory
  • Karen Zachary
  • Karl D Shelton
  • Karl Koessel
  • Karma Mccaw
  • Katherine Aker
  • Kathie E Takush
  • Kathleen Dang
  • Kathleen Pierce
  • Kathleen Tyson
  • Kathy Ilacqua
  • Keaulani Quiatchon
  • Keith Rhinehart
  • Kent Lee
  • Kevin Kwon
  • Kevin Lee
  • Kevin Renac
  • Khue Le
  • Kim Hatfield
  • Kim Phan
  • Kirin Macapugay
  • Kristian Castro
  • Krystle Montgomery
  • Kuniyuki Kashiwagi
  • L Nelson
  • Lady Maximo
  • Laura Aung
  • Laura Garcia
  • Laura Goldberg
  • Lauren
  • Lauren Bier
  • Lauren Garces
  • Lauren Murdock
  • Lee Ann Kim
  • Liana Miller
  • Linda Gidlund
  • Linda Kiran
  • Linda M Ly
  • Linda Redenbaugh
  • Lindsay Romasanta
  • Linsay DeBates
  • Liz Flynn
  • Lois Miller
  • Lorrie Stillings
  • Louie Nguyen
  • Louis Lau
  • Louise Rangel
  • Luke Terpstra
  • Lynn Collings
  • Maanya Condamoor
  • Maiko Ikeda
  • Malinee Churanakoses
  • Mallory Geller
  • Malou Amparo Robas
  • Marcia Lee Nordstrom
  • Margaret Eells
  • Maria Christodoulou
  • Mark Freeman
  • Mark Koritz
  • Mark Leo
  • Marrissa Redd
  • Martha Davis
  • Martha Edwards
  • Marty Foltyn
  • Mary Beebe
  • Mary K Deane
  • Maryellen Redish
  • Matthew Klimczak
  • Maureen Ellis
  • Maya Kummer
  • MayChao Moua
  • Mei Yang
  • Meredith Sward
  • Meya Law
  • Michael A. Johnston
  • Michael Cox
  • Michael Panarisi
  • Michael Rabin
  • Michelle A. Holling, Ph.D.
  • Mikael Estarrona
  • Mitchell Jimenez Hernandez
  • Monica Chu
  • Monica Emery
  • Moto Nakanishi
  • Ms Courtney
  • Myleen Abuan
  • MyMy Lu
  • Myra Schegloff
  • Nadia Kean-Ayub
  • Nancy Colbert
  • Nancy Magpusao
  • Nancy Porter-Steele
  • Nathan Barrios
  • Nguyen Vu
  • Nicholas Yuk Sing Yip
  • Nora Roman
  • Norma A. Cazares
  • Ofelia Lattman
  • P. Cowett
  • Paige Allen
  • Patrick F Roche
  • Patrick Peoples
  • Patti Boman
  • Paul Espinosa
  • Paul Ghenoiu
  • Paula Schmidt
  • Pawiter Singh Parhar
  • Pei-Tei Chang
  • Peter Khotpanya
  • Peter Wong
  • Phuong Lee
  • Pilialoha Estall
  • Ping Lu
  • PJ Yates
  • Raewyn Cummings
  • Raleigh Brecht
  • Randy Hsiao
  • Ray Park
  • Raymond Sinsay
  • Rebecca Nimmons
  • Rice Bae
  • Richard Barrera
  • Richard Dial
  • Richee Xavonglianekham
  • Robert D Rosenblum
  • Robert Meyer
  • Robert Oberdorf
  • Robin
  • Roger Petersen
  • Ronald Goldman
  • Rosa Barr-Williams
  • Rosie Hoa
  • Rudy Fabunan
  • Russell L Schnapp
  • Ruth Hinckfuss
  • Ryan Baka
  • Samuel Tsoi
  • sanda logan
  • Sarafina Scspicchio
  • Scott Murray
  • Scott Whitaker
  • Sean Cosgrave
  • Sharon Hobrock
  • Sharon Liu
  • Sharon Montag
  • Shawnessy W Negrotto
  • Sheri-Lynn Kurisu, PhD
  • Sherra Picketts
  • Shirley Omori
  • Sidney Ellison
  • Simeon Man
  • Sophia Verbiscar
  • Speedy Rice
  • Stacy Nyikos
  • Stephanie Valdez
  • Stephen Delizo
  • Sue Nearing
  • Susan Babbitt
  • Susan H Brantsma
  • Susan Margolis
  • Sybil Tracey
  • Sylvia Hom
  • Tamia Dowlatabadi
  • Tania Malven
  • Tara Kerr
  • The Very Rev. Penny Bridges
  • Tim Herman
  • Tim Wescott
  • Tomoko Kuta
  • Tony Ordas
  • Umberto Gonzales
  • Val H
  • Vanessa Oshiro
  • Vaughn Rainwater
  • Vickie White
  • Victoria Hamilton
  • Victoria Mack
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Vikas Punjabi
  • Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • Wendy Shigenaga
  • Wesley Quach
  • Wilda Wong
  • Willis Gough
  • Wisdom Beasley
  • Xiao Kuang
  • Yat-Long Poon
  • Yesenia Sanchez Garcia
  • Yung Marc
  • Zall Villanueva
  • Zaneta Encarnacion