Standing Against Anti-Asian Violence Posted on March 18, 2021

Dear Consumers, Providers, Community Partners, Family and Friends:

Just as we stand in support of Black Lives Matter, the San Francisco Public Authority is outraged by the violent, targeted attacks against our Asian and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters happening all around us. We stand in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander Community and all those seeking racial justice, dignity and equality. We condemn these senseless acts of violence.

The SF Public Authority’s mission was built on the premise that all people, regardless of age, ability, race or socio-economic status can live and thrive in their communities safely, with dignity and without fear. Everyone we serve and work alongside with to accomplish our mission is a valued individual in our community. We could not do the work we do without the vast diversity of our Independent Providers, IHSS Recipients, Social Workers and staff. We are committed to bettering the lives of those we serve, and within that commitment, promise to work to uphold the safety and respect of all those who seek out our support, especially our Asian and Pacific Islander American community members during this time.

In January, President Biden signed an Executive Order calling for greater protections for the APIA community and condemning the rise of racism and xenophobia experienced during the pandemic. Our state and local leaders have echoed this call and taken similar steps to stand together. The San Francisco Public Authority applauds their leadership and shares the call for comprehensive action across the country, and here in the Bay Area, to address hate crimes.

Here are some ways you can make your voice heard and stand against these atrocities:

*Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Their mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

*Asian Pacific Islander Equality Northern California: APIENC’s role is to build alternatives—real solutions—that are centered in their communities, build self-determination, and promote healing and restoration for the land and the people.

*Stop AAPI Hate: Take action, report abuses.

*The Movement Hub: Movement Hub is a centralized platform created to amplify the on-the-ground activism and organizing within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country. We offer resources for and by AAPI community organizations to promote cross racial unity and civic participation for realizing systemic and structural change. 

*The Asian Disability Network. A support platform around disability and how we navigate this with our ethnic and cultural identity.

In Solidarity and Support,

The San Francisco Public Authority, Governing Body and Staff

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