The Los Angeles Day of Remembrance (DOR) Committee announced that the annual DOR will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2:00 at the Japanese American National Museum, First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo.
We are in solidarity with the communities of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay as they mourn the loss of life, work to recover a sense of safety and begin the long journey toward healing in the aftermath of two separate acts of mass gun violence in recent days.
AAPI community leaders across Southern California are mobilizing to support Monterey Park victims and their families, launching a resource directory, raising funds to support victims through GoFundMe and addressing fears and providing support through a network of organizations throughout Southern California.
The suspects in both shootings were later revealed to be Asian men, diminishing fears that the attacks were hate crimes, but advocates say the violence adds to the dread that Asian Americans have experienced the past several years.
AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community.