AM New York: ‘Care Fair’ in Chinatown promotes self-defense and a rebounding neighborhood
AMNY - Organizers combined safety education and fun family events to create an exciting day of activities in Chinatown during the first AAPI Care Fair on May 15.
Two young activists have spent the last several months striving to ease the minds of vulnerable members of the AAPI community during a sharp, steady rise in anti-Asian violence. Kenji Jones and Michelle Tran hoped residents would both feel safer and be safer amidst rising tensions thanks to the giveaways.
A collection of tented stalls stood peppered throughout the basketball court, each one offering a free service for visitors. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund spent the day registering attendees to vote while also offering guidance on immigration and housing rights. . . .