We are devastated by the rise in anti-Asian violence here in our own community and in communities around the country over the past year. We grieve the eight people whose lives were taken in Atlanta earlier this month, six of whom were Asian women. We join others in condemning racist and misogynist violence and reaffirm our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization.
This commitment means, in part, naming and condemning these acts of violence that are spurred by racial hatred and white supremacy. It means calling on our staff, our residents and our supporters to become educated about the consequences of white supremacy. And it includes offering our Asian and AAPI community members our solidarity and support.
If you’ve experienced or witnessed a hate crime, Chinese Information and Services Center (CISC) in Seattle has set up hotlines and an email address to report incidents:
Cantonese-粵語/ English: (425) 240-5825
Mandarin-普通话/ English: (206) 393-2110
Russian/ English: (425) 326-9497
Spanish-Español/ English: (425) 598-5436
Vietnamese/ English: (206) 235-4372
If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support related to anti-Asian violence, contact Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS) at (206) 695-7600.