Discover Lexington issue # 7 features Paul O’Shaughnessy, who brings history to life through his words, attire, and actions. He is a historical reenactor.
【莱镇人文第七期】 Paul O’Shaughnessy 是一位深知历史的重要并以特殊方式帮助人们学习历史的人物。从1972年起，保罗都穿着殖民时期服装，扮演一位第十步兵团的英国军官，在绿野战地(Battle Green)重现1775年的战争场面，栩栩如生地再现这一段辉煌的美国历史，使其成为“活着的历史”。Paul是莱镇爱国者日庆典中最受欢迎的历史再现者之一。阅读原文
莱镇华协CAAL 在行动！ 请阅读 “团结一致发声 停止仇恨亚裔 #StopAsianHate“
回首二月，它辍满雪花，美丽冻人，却也丰富多姿。二月是欢庆的，洋溢着牛年来临时的红红火火，热热闹闹；二月是甜蜜的，情人节里摇曳着浪漫的烛光和芬香的玫瑰；还有传统的中国元宵节，团团圆圆的汤团里含着情人般的甜甜美美；二月是一份纪念, 一份反思，它是一年一度的Black History Month; 二月更是一个结束，一个开篇，庚子过，否极泰来！当新增COVID 病例在全球直线下降时，我们仿佛从黑暗的隧道中看到了曙光在向我们招手！
请点击阅读月刊 – 莱镇华协(CAAL) 2021 年 02 月
Last night was a most beautiful beginning as we come together as a community to seek answers to two burning questions on #antiasianhate: WHY is this happening? WHAT can we all do? No matter what the answers are, we know this much: “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
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CAAL sends out our deepest condolences and sympathies to all victims of racist and xenophobic hate crimes, especially to the families and loved ones of the innocent lives lost in the recent Atlanta massacre. We condemn all violence and crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans. We are both outraged and saddened by the senseless loss of life.
Xenophobic, racist crimes, and all acts of violence against Asians and Asian-Americans, must never be tolerated under any circumstances.
CAAL demands that federal and local governments, including all law enforcement agencies to take immediate action to combat the surge in anti-Asian violence.
Comprehensive action must be taken to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of all Asian-Americans.
CAAL stands together in solidarity with all community groups against prejudice, discrimination and hate. We call on all Americans especially those with privilege and power to take responsibilities to make the change.
Please contact your local and federal representatives to support, among similar efforts, the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act now pending in Congress. It is well past time for Congress to codify and implement this law because every American deserves to live their lives with safety, respect, and dignity.
Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)
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希望大家尽快与所在地方政府和联邦政府的代表联系，请求他们支持在国会通过“COVID-19 Hate Crime Act”。我们认为国会早就应该通过并执行这条法案，因为每一位美国人都有权力活着，活得有安全感活得有尊严。
Stand together to stop hatred and show your support to the Asian Communities!
The most recent Atlanta shooting not only took eight innocent lives away, but also stirred considerable outrage and fear in the Asian communities.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, Anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by nearly 150% in several big cities. More than 2,800 reports of hate incidents directed at Asian nationwide were received by AAPI in 2020. Asian communities need your support in this difficult time in order to put a halt on these hate crimes.
The goal of this fundraising is to raise awareness about rising anti-Asian sentiment in US. All the proceedings and donations will go to The Asian Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
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莱镇华协和镇社区联盟各组织及其它麻州华人组织呼吁全社会倾巢出动，严重抗议对美国亚裔愈演愈烈的种族歧视暴行！#Stop Asian Hate! #Stop Hate Crime!
自从发生了亚特兰大凶杀8位女性，其中包括6位亚裔女性的惨案以后，亚裔社区无比悲愤。无论是针对亚裔美国人, 还是其他族裔的暴力或种族主义言行，我们在任何情况下都绝不容忍。莱镇华协和社区联盟各组织决定在本周六，3月20日，晚6:00，在Hastings Park at 119 Lincoln Street Lexington举行烛光悼念集会，纪念逝去的生命，呼吁社会广泛关注针对反亚裔的犯罪，团结全美人民向仇恨和犯罪宣战！
New York, NY, March 17, 2021 … In response to historic increases in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander incidents and assaults, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the world’s leading anti-hate organization and Committee of 100, a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans, issued the following joint statement:
“We are united with all of our Asian American brothers and sisters in standing up against hate, xenophobia and violence,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “Violence towards any minority group is not the answer. The anxiety and fear in the Asian American community is palpable, and we grieve with and support the millions of Chinese Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the U.S. who feel targeted. We commend Committee of 100 for their work in bringing this issue of anti-Asian hate to the forefront and we very much look forward to working with them hand in hand to help solve a crisis that many communities are facing.” Read more