Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Statement on Violence Against Asian Pacific Islander Communities

Mar 24 2021    PICC Blog

The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) joins in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. We are disheartened and outraged by the violent deaths of Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Paul Andre Michels along with the critical wounding of Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz. We condemn the hatred and violence targeted at our API communities across the country, and join in the fight against the white supremacy, systemic violence, racism, xenophobia, sexism, and misogyny that have motivated not only this act of violence, but countless others as well.

In Love and Struggle,
Anita, Felicia, Maria, Prudence, Sayeeda, Sundrop, Yeny, Emma, Kayleigh, Marla, Mary, Mary Jayne, Michele, Nyamal, Sackor, Simanti, and Stephanie

Learn more about available mutual aid resources and how to take action as an ally: National Asian American Community Resource pageAnti-Asian Violence ResourcesPhilly Stops Anti-Asian Violence – National Day of Action

Support local API-led organizations. PICC members include: Asian Americans United (AAU)Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)Philadelphia Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)Southeast Asian Mutual Association Association Coalition (SEAMAAC)VietLeadWoori Center