NEW YORK, NY — The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will be distributing informational handouts and other supplies to residents of Chinatown to educate the public on how to respond to anti-Asian violence. Materials will be available in the Chinese, English, and Korean languages. AALDEF staff will be at 81 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013 on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 1:30-4:30 pm. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be cancelled. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.
Throughout the past year, AALDEF has aided Asian Americans of all ethnic and immigrant backgrounds, who have been scapegoated for COVID-19 and targeted for hate violence, harassment, and discrimination. We have spoken at several events and conferences about the rise in anti-Asian violence and its historical roots, and we have advocated for stronger hate crimes laws. As always, our approach addresses both survivors of hate violence and the root causes of anti-Asian racism:
- We provide legal advice and direct assistance to victims of anti-Asian violence and harassment;
- We mobilize a network of pro bono attorneys and interpreters to assist victims; and
- We collaborate with community groups to respond to future incidents of hate violence, call for police accountability, and create a safe environment for all.
AALDEF provides community education and training, helps individual victims secure justice, urges people to report hate crimes, and works for reforms so that all of us can someday live in a world without hate, violence or discrimination.
For additional information, contact:
Stuart J. Sia, Communications Director