Vigil for Atlanta Victims Sun, Mar 21 @5PM Newton City Hall

Newton Community Vigil for Victims of Atlanta Shooting

STOP ASIAN HATE – Rally and Assembly Against Anti-Asian Hate Crime and Racism organized by The Chinese American Association of Newton.

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Chinese American Association of Newton (CAAN) will hold a vigil for the victims of the horrific killings this past Tuesday in Atlanta, GA.  Six out of the eight victims are innocent Asian women.  In 2020 alone, hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent rose by nearly 150 percent according to a study conducted by California State University.

Our Asian communities are devastated, heartbroken, angry and feel helpless at this very difficult time. It should not be forgotten that though the pandemic has exacerbated anti-Asian racism, hate and violence towards the Asian community have existed and been deeply entrenched in our society.  The Atlanta killings only serve to highlight the fact that the recent attacks target those most marginalized: women, immigrants, the impoverished, and the elderly.

Please join us to pray for our victims, their family and loved ones. Let’s hope together and support each other. Together, we can be united, stand up and fight the hatred, senseless killing and racism for ALL people.

We deeply appreciate our neighbors, friends, Mayor and Mayor’s office and the City of Newton for their heartfelt support!

We will keep up our efforts, we will stand united, and we will overcome!