Several legal and community-based organizations of Orange County and Los Angeles are calling on our allies to collectively grieve and stand in solidarity with all AAPI communities. We join Asian Americans Advancing Justice in promoting a mission of community care that prioritizes support for mental health, legal, employment, and immigration services. Violence against Asian American communities is part of a larger system of violence and racism against all communities of color, including Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. We reject increased police presence or carceral solutions as the answers. In this time of crisis, let’s come together and build just communities, where we are all safe, where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, and where all our loved ones thrive. Please attend the event described below or share with friends and family who may be interested in joining.
The event will start promptly at noon with opening remarks from, Sylvia Pham, one of our organizers. We will then host speakers from APALWA, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, AAAJ, Project Kinship, PABA, FLOC, and VietRise.
The program will be approximately an hour long. We will no longer be marching, but gathering to hear speakers, gather and mourn in solidarity, and focus on an action plan to strengthen our communities.
The Orange County Asian American Bar Association ("OCAABA") is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.