All Forms of Violence and Oppression Are Connected
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
We grieve with the families of the victims of the horrific mass murder in Atlanta and recognize hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islanders have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. All forms of violence and oppression are connected. We cannot fight against one form of injustice and not fight against others.
“Oppression comes in many forms. In the home, oppression can manifest as domestic violence and other interpersonal violence. In communities it manifests in a myriad of ways, including police brutality. At a societal level, it manifests in racist, xenophobic, homo-, and transphobic policies which creates and allows systems designed to benefit those in power and to harm those who are not. Oppressions, whether they be in the home, in communities, or in systems, have at their root the desire to gain and maintain power and control over others.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
For statistics, education, ally ship action and donation sources: Anti-Asian Violence Resources. For anyone needing support, this Facebook group Subtle Asian Mental Health is offering a free 1:1 listening session. The Asian Mental Health Collective provides an online Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory. And here is a Children’s Book on fighting Anti -Asian Racism During COVID-19 titled Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee.