CAAL Statement on Georgia Shootings and Anti-Asian Violence

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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莱镇华人社区沉痛哀悼在亚城种族仇恨大屠杀中的无辜受难者们,对他们的家人们表示最诚挚的同情和慰问。我们强烈谴责针对亚裔美国人的暴力和犯罪行为。我们对于多个生命的无谓失去深感痛心和愤怒!

无论是针对亚裔美国人还是其他族裔的仇恨、歧视和各种形式的暴力罪行,我们决不容忍姑息!

莱镇华协(CAAL)强烈要求联邦和地方政府以及执法部门立刻采取行动遏制这些突发的仇恨亚裔的暴行, 并必须采取全方位的行动以确保亚裔美国人的人身安全和心理健康。

我们华裔和所有其他族裔的人们应该团结一致反对一切偏见、歧视和仇恨。莱镇华协(CAAL)号召所有美国人,尤其那些具备社会推动力和影响力的社会人士,主动承担起应尽的社会责任并改变社会现状。

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。

莱镇华协(CAAL)

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反亚裔歧视,为我们自己发声:主题T恤义卖活动

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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3/20 烛光悼念亚特兰大惨案受害者 – Hastings Park Lexington

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!

大家行动起来参与这次集会,并把消息转发到各组织和群体!希望通过这次烛光集会能在全美各个主要大中城市展开一次悼念晚会,为亡灵哀悼,向生者祈福,与仇恨宣战!

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Joint Statement from ADL and Committee of 100 on the Rise of Anti-Asian Xenophobia and Hate

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 

莱镇一年一度的镇选举结果揭晓, 五位华人镇代会候选人全部当选

莱镇一年一度的镇选举结果揭晓,以下五位和CAAL PAC协作的华人镇代会候选人全部当选:一区 Yifang Gong,二区 Peter Lee,四区 Eileen Jay,八区 Lin Jensen 和 Weidong Wang。热烈祝贺他们,更大赞他们热心公益服务社区的奉献精神!

All Chinese American candidates running for Town Meeting got elected. Congratulations to them, in particular those working with CAAL PAC: Yifang Gong from Precinct 1, Peter Lee from Precinct 2, Eileen Jay from Precinct 4, Lin Jensen and Weidong Wang from Precinct 8. Also thanks to those who hold sign to support the candidates!

$5,000 CAAL Matching Fund for Lexington COVID-19 Management Fund !

【CAAL 募捐挑战更新2/20/2021】自二月六日 CAAL 发起面向莱镇社区为 LEF COVID-19 Management Fund 的募捐挑战以来,十天之内捐款已达$5,691 !加上 CAAL 的$5,000 匹配,LEF 将收到这次募捐挑战活动的上万元捐赠, 占总捐款额的25%。LEF 和 CAAL 感谢大家为共建健康社区的慷慨解囊,寒冷的冬季因为有热心的你们而充满阳光!春暖花开之日即将来临, 祝大家健康平安,牛年大吉!

CAAL has raised $5,691 from Lexington Community as of Feb 20 and only 10 days since calling for donation for LEF COVID-19 Management Fund . This together with the $5,000 matching fund from CAAL, LEF will receive more than $100,000 donations. Our donations (from individual and CAAL’s match) contributed close to 25% of the total collected donations. LEF and CAAL thank the Lexington community for their generosity and kindness.

【百家长廊】十二生肖里的见字如晤

刚刚过去的寒假期间,小儿子问了我几个他小时候画画的事儿,说要是有空,想写篇小短文。前几天看到发在了他们学校一个艺文社团网络杂志 《The Wave》(见下文),特别欣喜.

没想到这是一篇慢节奏的散文,娓娓道来,那些家常得不能再家常的场景,那些年年岁岁“画”相似的各种节庆日,那些饭桌上车程里讲过的多多少少“废话”;

文化的传承,传统的影响,族裔的认同感,带给孩子的平时也许看不太出来,但是确确实实滋养着孩子的成长。最开心的是,孩子不一定成为我们想要他长成的样子,而是思考着,行动着,慢慢成为他自己想要的样子……

看着这个比我高大许多的年轻人,那个七岁的戴着眼镜的小男孩跃然纸上,字里行间又明明走马灯似的看见了这些年孩子的点点滴滴…何不趁这个机会把孩子这些年作的生肖画收集起来…

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莱镇人文第六期:Angela Carpenter Music Specialist

Discover Lexington #6 features our Maria of “The Sound of Music” – Angela Carpenter, the optimistic & uplifting music teacher at Harrington Elementary School, a semifinalist for the 2021 Music Educator Award. Fly with Angela through music, dance, laugh and kindness.

【莱镇人文第六期】奥斯卡电影《音乐之声》(The Sound of Music) 对于大家来说都不陌生。片中那些动人的乐曲让不同国家不同年代的人都沉醉其间,而故事的灵魂 – 那个在阿尔比斯山放歌、在冯.崔普(Von Trapp)家用音乐治愈孩子、给千家万户带来欢乐的音乐教师玛丽亚更是深入人心。在我们莱镇的公立小学,也有这么一位乐观向上用音乐教化学生的老师。在她的课堂上,你可以放飞自我天马行空,她会在下面托住你思维的翅膀;也可以安静聆听,在她欢快愉悦的语声中感受音乐的魅力和爱的存在;甚至也可以放空脑袋,尽情地歌唱舞蹈欢笑。她就是莱镇哈灵顿小学(Harrington)的音乐老师- Angela Carpenter,2021年格莱美音乐教育家奖准决赛入围者。阅读原文

【中美创新时报报道】莱克星顿镇五位华人居民积极参与莱镇议会选举

美东时间2月18日晚,由莱克星顿镇华人协会协(CAAL)与华协政治行动委员会(CAAL PAC)共同成功举办了2021莱克星顿镇候选人见面会,其中有五位华人居民成为该镇议会候选人,近70人莱克星顿镇居民积极与会了解了镇候选人的基本情况与参选主张。据介绍,镇候选人见面会是莱镇华协和华协政治行动委员会为鼓励更多的莱镇华人积极参政议政的传统项目活动,从而为莱镇华人居民与莱镇政府之间架设了一座沟通的有益桥梁,因而得到了莱镇政府的大力赞赏!阅读更多

今日头条报道

了解镇选举和华人候选人详情请阅读公众号文章

On Thursday, Feb 18, CAAL and CAAL PAC hosted a well-attended forum for town wide candidates running for Select Board, School Committee and Planning Board. We also introduced five Chinese American Town Meeting candidates who run election or re-election this year.