We Stand with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
March 22, 2021
We are appalled and deeply saddened by the news of the tragedy in Atlanta last week, and the increasing violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year. It’s particularly reprehensible that many of these senseless acts of violence target vulnerable elders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Our thoughts go to all of the individuals and families affected by these inexcusable acts.
As an organization deeply rooted in the SF Bay Area, FCA serves family caregivers who reflect the diversity of our regional population, including caregivers of Asian and Pacific Island descent. To extend the impact of our efforts, FCA also partners with organizations that support API family caregivers, including Kimochi and Self Help for the Elderly. In addition, our staff and our board include members of these communities. For these reasons and so many more, we must voice our outrage and advocate for action.
We stand firmly and unequivocally with the American Asian and Pacific Islander communities and with those who fight discrimination and violence against them.
If you, like many, are also seeking ways to actively demonstrate allyship and support, we recommend that you explore the organizations below.
FCA employees are donating to API Legal Outreach, which provides culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community.
We look forward to the day when systemic racism is a thing of the past, social justice is the norm, and all communities are treated with respect and equality.
Family Caregiver Alliance Staff and Board
Please support the following organizations: