The inspiring youth song “We are proud to be Asian” turned the #StopAisanHate moment into a movement. It’s a movement by the youths and for the youths. It’s a movement of Asian Pride. It’s a movement calling for telling the AAPI story in school curriculum. We can fight back by coming together. We need to build an infrastructure to support our kids’ American Identity. Our kids deserve the correct windows and mirrors so that they never have to feel anything less than Americans!
莱镇华协在3月20日倡导和组织参与了在Hasting Park,Lexington举办的烛光纪念会后，更进一步为“停止仇恨亚裔”发声并积极行动起来。3月27日，由新英格兰华人联盟（NECAA）发起并联合Lexington华协，Wellesley华协、Belmont华协、Winchester华协、Newton华协、Brookline中文学校、莱星文化、UCA-MA、旅美科协波士顿分会、波士顿清华校友会、吕令基金会（Lingzi Foundation）、亚美会、Westar、Brookline华人居民群、Wellesley中文学校、Needham华协、和平世界基金会、波士顿浙江微信群、北美杭州同乡会、北美南宁同乡总会、剑桥华协、犇跑团、美国中餐联盟在波马沿线的八个镇举行了一场首尾相连的沿街举牌和接力跑Rally and Run，再次用行动来抗议任何反亚裔的仇恨活动，我们提倡平等，团结和友爱，反对歧视，偏见和仇恨！
Dr. Hua Wang, CAAL President and Co-chair of NECAA, was interviewed by Boston Globe, WBZ 4, WCVB 5, WHDH 7, NBC10 Boston, WFXT 25, NECN, GBH News at the iconic Boston Common – the last stop of the #StopAsianHate Rally & Run. Please see below for some of the media quotes and links:
Hua Wang, chair of the New England Chinese American Alliance, told GBH News the event was organized as a metaphor for the prolonged effort needed to wipe out racism. “This is not going to be a once-and-done event, it’s a marathon,” he said, “so that’s why we choose the theme about covering all 8 cities and towns along the route. It’s a marathon – it’s very important for us to turn this moment into momentum.” – GBH News
This is actually a crisis moment for Asian Americans. But out of crisis comes opportunity,” said Hua Wang, co-chair of the New England Chinese American Alliance. “It’s also an opportunity for us to speak up and condemn xenophobia, hatred, bigotry and violence against Asian Americans.” “We will not be silent,” said Wang. “And we need to turn this moment into momentum.” – WBZ 4 TV
On Saturday, March27, CAAL joined forces with New England Chinese American Alliance (NECAA) to organize a #StopAsianHate Rally & Run through eight cities/towns along the world-famous Boston Marathon route. The event was co-sponsored by over 40 organizations in the greater Boston area including the revered Boston Athletic Association (BAA) – host of the Boston Marathon.
With over 1,000 people joining the rallies along the Marathon route, the Rally & Run event has drawn extensive media coverage, including Boston Globe, WBZ 4, WCVB 5, WHDH 7, NBC10 Boston, WFXT 25, NECN, GBH News, WBZ 1030 News Radio, Milford Daily News, and Patch Brookline etc.
The purpose of the event is to show solidarity in wake of deadly Atlanta and Colorado shootings, to mourn the loss of lives to the senseless killings, to condemn acts of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and to display unity, resilience, and strength of the Asian American community.