Below are several events taking place this weekend and next week in response to recent and ongoing attacks against the Asian American community. Have an event to add to this list? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop Asian Hate Rally this weekend – Cupertino
The Cupertino community is holding a Stop Asian Hate Rally in front of Cupertino City Hall this Saturday, April 10.
The event is being hosted by Asian American for Better Community, whose board members reside in Cupertino. The nonprofit organization is standing up against racial injustice, challenge biases, racial stereotypes, hate, and to put an end to violent acts toward members of the Asian community. Sponsors include AABC, Silicon Valley Band, Growing Tree Learning Center, and Little Tree Montessori International School.
Public speeches from the Cupertino City Council and community members from Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and West San Jose, as well as members from Cupertino Union School District, Fremont Union High School District and Foothill-De Anza Community College District are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
From 2pm to 2:30pm, a marching band will lead a short parade from Cupertino City Hall, to Rodrigues Avenue, to De Anza Boulevard, to Stevens Creek Boulevard, to Torre Avenue, and back to Cupertino City Hall.
Members of Asian American for Better Community will also be handing out safety alarm keychains to parade participants who complete the route.
For more information on the event, click here.
Stop Asian Hate March and Rally this weekend – Mountain View
A Stop Asian Hate March and Rally organized by local youth group AAPI Mountain View is being held this Sunday, April 11.
The event will begin with a march from the Mountain View Caltrain Station to Mountain View City Hall. Once at City Hall, the rally will feature speeches and testimonies on the experiences of being Asian American/Pacific Islander in and around Mountain View. After the rally, a remembrance for Mr. Pak Ho and other Asian Americans murdered during the pandemic will take place.
After the event, the speeches and testimonies shared at the rally will be provided as an archive to the local city councils, school boards, and historical societies.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the event, click here.
April 15 Cupertino Community Forum: Challenging Anti-Asian Racism
City Manager Deborah Feng and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department Captain Rich Urena will be hosting a community forum on challenging Anti-Asian racism on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
At the event, Captain Urena will present recent hate crime data and share what the Sheriff’s Office is doing to address hate crimes. City Manager Feng will discuss her personal experiences of anti-Asian racism, and lead a discussion on what Asians can do, and how allies can support the Asian and Pacific Islander community. A Q&A session will follow.
To register for the event, click here.