We’ve heard people express concerns about recent Anti-Asian attacks and vandalism to Asian/Asian-American Businesses in Portland. We want to make sure people are aware of the issue, but also provide some links and resources. First, in case you aren’t aware of the situation, here is an article from the Oregonian. APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) is reporting that the Oregon Department of Justice bias hotline has received 68 claims from Asian Americans since January 2020.
This story from OPB has info about how this has personally affected community members as well the history of anti-Asian racism here and resources for community resilience. Please take a listen (the text doesn’t go into all the details that the audio does).
We encourage our community to stay informed on this issue and to utilize these resources. APANO (Asian American Network of Oregon) has done tons of work on this issue in the past and currently, so please follow them for info.
APANO and Portland United Against Hate Resilience to Hate Guide: https://www.apano.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PUAH-Resilience-to-Hate-Resource-Guide-3_23_20.docx.pdf
How to report hate/bias incidents: https://www.reporthatepdx.com/
Sign up for bystander intervention and de-escalation workshops through Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/events
Support the businesses that were affected by vandalism in and around the Jade District:
Toast La Tea: http://www.toastlatea.com/
Hanoi Kitchen: https://www.hanoikitchenpdx.com/
Utopia Restaurant and Lounge: https://utopiarestaurantlounge.com/
Buddy’s Lounge: https://buddys-lounge.business.site/
My Brother’s Crawfish: https://www.mybrotherscrawfish.net/
Vinny’s Barbershop: http://vinny-hair-salon.edan.io/
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Saint & Sinners Tattoo: http://www.saintandsinners.com/
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