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Chinese Lawyers Association

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Organized in 1975, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) provides mutual support for Chinese American and Asian American lawyers, jurists, and law students in Los Angeles and Orange County.

We work to:

advance the professional growth and interests of Chinese and Asian American lawyers, jurists and law students; 

improve the access of the Chinese and Asian American communities to legal services; and

promote the interests of the Chinese American and broader Asian American communities.

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SCCLA’s Call to Action Regarding Anti-Asian Hate Violence

March 5, 2021

The Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association is outraged by, and forcefully condemns, the recent spike in violent, unprovoked attacks against members of the Asian Pacific American community, particularly against its vulnerable elders. To name just a few examples, in the past two months, a 91-year old man in Oakland was knocked to the ground; an 84-year old man in San Francisco was slammed down and later died; a 61-year old man in New York was slashed in the face with box cutters; and a 64-year old woman in San Jose was assaulted and robbed in broad daylight. Nearly forty years after the murder of Vincent Chin, such disturbing acts of bigotry and hate continue to occur everyday. These stories must not be forgotten.

Unfortunately, these anti-Asian assaults are nothing new. In the past year, Asian Americans have suffered an unprecedented rise in hate crimes, fueled by misinformation and xenophobia stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, hate crimes against the Asian and Pacific Islander community rose by 114% in 2020, mirroring triple-digit percentage increases in major cities across the nation. 2021 has been no different.

The time to act is overdue. We call for our lawmakers to take concrete steps to stem this tide of violence against Asian Americans. SCCLA is committed to working in coordination with our sister bar associations to engage local and federal law enforcement, government leaders, and community organizers to identify meaningful solutions to put an end to this cycle of discrimination and hate across all racial groups.

As members of the bar, we each have the capacity – and the obligation – to promote racial equality and to fight injustice everywhere in our society. Supporting and helping survivors broadly report each hate incident is critical for effective response and prevention of future crimes. Through detailed data collection, local law enforcement and our community at large can accurately understand the urgency and severity of this issue and address the root causes of racial violence. Together, we can amplify our voices in solidarity to raise awareness and
combat hate crimes against Asians.

Guides and resources to help report and track
acts of hate:

Stop AAPI Hate tracking:
https://stopaapihate.org

AAAJ tracking:
https://www.standagainsthatred.org/report

NAPABA tracking and intake form:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XH9CWNG

PFLAG Hate Crimes Prevention Guide & Toolkit:
https://pflag.org/resource/hate-crimes-prevention-toolkit

NAPABA Additional Resources:
https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources

Opportunities to donate to organizations focused on addressing anti-Asian hate crimes:

Stop AAPI Hate (501(c)(3) non-profit):
https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (501(c)(3) non-profit):
https://www.advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/donate

GoFundMe campaign (501(c)(3) non-profit):
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate



南加州华裔律师协会呼吁一致反对针对亚裔的仇恨暴力犯罪行径

2021年3月5日

南加州华裔律师协会对近期发生的无端袭击亚裔民众(尤其是老年人等弱势群体)的犯罪行为表示极度震惊并表达强烈谴责。在过去的仅仅两个月中,一位91岁的男性老年人在奥克兰被推倒在地;一位84岁的男性老年人在旧金山被袭击倒地身亡;一位61岁的男性老年人在纽约被袭击者用刀子划伤脸部;一位64岁的女性老年人在圣荷西被袭击,歹徒在光天化日下实施抢劫行为。在Vincent Chin谋杀案发生近四十年后,如此让人震惊的种族仇恨行径居然每天都在发生。这些事件不应该被遗忘。

不幸的是,这些针对亚裔的袭击并非近期才开始发生。去年一年,由于新冠病毒引发的不实信息的传播及种族仇恨的扩展,导致针对亚裔美国人的仇恨犯罪数量前所未有的上升。根据报道,2020年针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪数量上升了114%。全美国各大城市中针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪事件数量上升百分比均高达三位数。2021年,这种趋势仍在持续。

因此,是时候采取行动了。我们呼吁立法者采取切实措施来制止针对亚裔美国人的暴力行为。南加州华裔律师协会致力于与其他律师协会一同与联邦和地方执法者,政府管理者,以及社区管理者协作并采取有效行动,抵制并终止种族歧视引发的犯罪行为。

作为律师,我们都有责任和职业职责来维护种族平等和社会正义。支持和帮助每一位种族仇恨犯罪的受害者是积极应对及防止犯罪进一步发生的重要一步。收集案件信息和数据能帮助地方执法机构和亚裔社区群体准确并及时理解事件的紧迫性和严重性,从而从根本上防止种族犯罪。力量的凝聚与汇集是让大家意识到并积极参与到对抗种族仇恨犯罪行为的关键。

以下是帮助收集种族仇恨犯罪信息的资源和渠道,
以及一些致力于阻止针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪的组织的捐款途径:

阻止针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪组织(Stop AAPI Hate)的信息收集网站: https://stopaapihate.org

亚裔推进正义协会(AAAJ) 的信息收集网站 (可选择中文)https://www.standagainsthatred.org/report

美国亚裔律师协会(NAPABA)的信息收集网站 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XH9CWNG

PFLAG 防止仇恨犯罪的指南和建议: 
https://pflag.org/sites/default/files/Hate%20Crimes%20Guide%20%26%20Toolkit.pdf

美国亚裔律师协会(NAPABA)的其他信息:
https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources 


如您有意愿捐款,请访问以下网站:

阻止针对亚裔的仇恨犯罪组织的捐款网站(Stop AAPI Hate非营利组织): https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711

亚裔推进正义协会(AAAJ非营利组织) 的捐款网站https://www.advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/donate

GoFundMe 非盈利组织关于对抗针对亚裔犯罪的捐款网站https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate


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