How Community Organizers Are Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise. And the movement to stop them is growing.

How Community Organizers Are Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Jessica Wong, of Fall River, Mass., front left, Jenny Chiang, of Medford, Mass., center, and Sheila Vo, of Boston, from the state's Asian American Commission, stand together during a protest, Thursday, March 12, 2020, on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston. Asian American leaders in Massachusetts condemned what they say is racism, fear-mongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the widening coronavirus pandemic that originated in China. Steven Senne / AP Photo
How Community Organizers Are Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Jessica Wong, of Fall River, Mass., front left, Jenny Chiang, of Medford, Mass., center, and Sheila Vo, of Boston, from the state's Asian American Commission, stand together during a protest, Thursday, March 12, 2020, on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston. Asian American leaders in Massachusetts condemned what they say is racism, fear-mongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the widening coronavirus pandemic that originated in China. Steven Senne / AP Photo

How Community Organizers Are Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise. And the movement to stop them is growing.

“Our community is being attacked. And we are dying to be heard.” That’s a line from Amanda Nguyen’s now-viral video on social media about a recent string of violent attacks against Asian Americans, particularly elders.

Reset checks in with the activist and two organizations for the latest data on anti-Asian attacks, solutions to the problem and resources to help.

GUESTS: Amanda Nguyen, founder of Rise

Andy Kang, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago

Rachel Kuo, qualitative committee co-lead at the AAPI COVID-19 Project