ALANYC Statement on Anti-Asian Discrimination

The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have faced an alarming surge in targeted acts of violence and hate. We are saddened that many are living in fear for themselves, their families and elders. These acts of hate have been prevalent in the United States dating back to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Alien Exclusion Act of 1904, the Alien Land Law of 1913, and the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

We ask our members to tap the knowledge and expertise of your Asian-American colleagues and affinity groups. By doing so, we hope you gain a wealth of personal insight and professional perspectives to help you better understand the challenges faced in the Asian communities. If you would like to learn more about Anti-Asian discrimination, you can visit Stand Against Hatredsponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander’s Heritage Month. This is a time for us to commemorate and celebrate the culture, traditions and history of our AAPI neighbors and friends. Consider taking advantage of some of the many events and activities offered, both virtually and in-person, happening around the city and nationwide to explore and support our AAPI communities.
PBS – AAPI Heritage Month
New York Public Library – AAPI Heritage Month