AABANY Intern Han Wen Zhang Livestreams Justice for Asian Women Rally from Times Square

On March 16, Stand with Asian Americans held a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta shootings. From 6:30pm to 8:00pm, more than 1,000 attendees gathered in Times Square to remember the victims and call for change. The event was part of a nationwide series of rallies held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Sacramento, San Francisco, Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C.

AABANY intern Han Wen Zhang participated as the New York City livestreamer. The livestreams from each city were woven into a national 12-hour webcast titled Break the Silence: Justice for Asian Women.  The program featured speeches from community leaders, government officials, and training videos on personal safety and bystander intervention.

The New York City rally included a lineup of speakers and performers, including Executive Director of the Asian American Federation Jo-Ann Yoo, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Min Jin Lee, Governor Kathy Hochul, Chinese American rapper Bohan Phoenix and actor and musician Perry Yung.

Attendees and passersby were given colorful posters based on Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s public art series “We Are More.” Event organizers also passed out yellow whistles, with “We Belong” inscribed on one side. To learn more about this event, please visit https://www.asianjusticemovement.org/awr.

NAPABA Shares March 16 Remembrance Events

Dear NAPABA Community,

We pause to remember the lives of eight people lost, including six Asian women, in the Atlanta-area shootings one year ago. As we continue to grapple with the continued impact of anti-Asian hate and violence on our communities, we hope you are taking care and finding space for reflection and healing. We invite you to join and share events from the NAPABA community and affiliates.

Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association: 
March 16 Remembrance Event “Lest We Forget”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Location: Nelson Mullins – Atlanta, GA

Join GAPABA in partnership with The AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund, The GAPABA Law Foundation, NAAAP-Atlanta, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta. Register for the event here.


All proceeds go towards the AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund. If you would like to make an extra online donation, you may do so here.

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado: 
“One Year Later: Honoring the Victims of Anti-Asian Hate”
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 am MT
Location: Aurora, CO and virtual via Zoom

On March 15, 2022, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado is hosting a press conference and panel discussion at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Injury & Violence Prevention Center where members of the media and community are invited to learn about the issues impacting the AAPI community and what the community needs in order to end gun violence and hate crimes. Following the press conference, a panel will discuss resources for coping with the trauma associated with community victimization, and tools for where we – as a community – go from here. Register here to attend in-person or via Zoom.

Asian American Bar Association of Houston and Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston: 
“Break the Silence: Justice for Asian Women” 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 6:00 pm CT
Location: Discovery Green, Downtown Houston

On March 16, 2022, the Asian American Bar Association of Houston is sponsoring the Houston component of the National Asian Women’s rally on the one-year anniversary of the tragic Atlanta spa shootings. 

Similar rallies will take place simultaneously in Atlanta, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento, Washington D.C., and other cities around the country. The Houston rally will be held at Discovery Green in downtown Houston at 6:00 pm CT. 

The goal of the event is to uplift the experiences of API women by acknowledging the complexities of their struggles, demanding change, and celebrating women’s strength. Conscious of the anniversary of the Atlanta shootings, and the one too many tragedies in over the last year, this event is meant to emphasize that the violence enacted on API women’s bodies does not solely define their identities and existence.

For more information about the event, please visit aabahouston.com

She Did, I Will Too! Asian Women Pioneers & their Journeys to Freedom

Hello Prosper Presents:

She Did, I Will Too! Asian Women Pioneers & their Journeys to Freedom

Webster Library
1465 York Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Date And Time
Sat, December 21, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Adventure through the skies, immerse yourself through time. Join us for an interactive workshop to ignite the confidence in every girl.

Takeaways you won’t want to miss:

  • Share stories to shift social perceptions, connecting deeper with the world around us
  • Promote self-positive dialogue & build your hyphenated-identity with pride
  • A safe place to talk about tough topics like:
    • How far can I go if I don’t know how others like me, have already come?
    • How can I share my unique cultural background with others?

For ages 13 and older.

THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

NYAWC 30th Anniversary Gala

NYAWC’s 30th Anniversary Gala is two weeks away! Tickets are still available. Purchase your tickets now!
 

Please join NYAWC as we celebrate 30 years of empowering women and children to live free from violence.

New York Asian Women’s Center 30th Anniversary Benefit & Phoenix Awards 
Silent Auction, Cocktails, Dinner

Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012 I 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Edison Ballroom: 240 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $250. To purchase tickets, please visit our gala page.

To pay by check or invoice, download the invitation, complete the form and mail:

New York Asian Women’s Center 

30th Anniversary Benefit & Phoenix Awards
32 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004

See a list of our generous sponsors.  

For more information, please contact Vicki Shu at vicki@vsplanningllc.com or (646) 502-5337