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AAPI Solidarity Event 4/7

The City of Sunnyvale is hosting a Unity event on April 7. Our goal is to uplift the voices and concerns of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

There has been an alarming increase in anti-Asian hate incidents across the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent high-profile hate crime cases in the Bay Area and mass shooting in Atlanta have heightened fears in our AAPI community.

Sunnyvale takes pride in the incredible diversity of people who form the rich fabric of our city and we condemn these racist attacks.

Sadly, the issue of bigotry and hatred is not new. In 2019, we came together to acknowledge that hate and fear exist in our community and to heal after a horrific hate crime in Sunnyvale. Last year, we held a series of listening sessions to discuss systemic racism disproportionately impacting the Black community. Now, it is time for us to stand in solidarity with our Asian American community members. We must pull together again to acknowledge and discuss ways to address hate and bigotry. We invite you to share your thoughts and stories.

Sunnyvale Unity Event: AAPI Solidarity
Date: Wednesday, April 7
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual gathering via Zoom
Call-in number: 833-548-0276 | Meeting ID: 999 3800 3543
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Featured speakers include:

  • Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance
  • Sarita Kohli, AACI
  • Pastor Hardy Kim, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
  • Otto Lee, Santa Clara County Supervisor
  • Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney
  • Phan Ngo, Sunnyvale’s Chief of Public Safety
  • Rosa Kim, Fremont Union High School District Trustee
  • Flo Oy Wong, artist and poet

Please join and partner with us as we foster a culture of belonging where all members of our diverse community feel included, heard and respected.

Community Resources

Learn more about the City’s Unity Sunnyvale initiative and view past listening sessions at Sunnyvale Unity.

To join the conversation subscribe to Sunnyvale Unity.

March 26, 2021