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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Community Organizations to Host Rally Against AAPI Hate in Altadena
The “Stop Asian Hate” rally from 4 to 6 p.m. is being sponsored by My Tribe Rise, in partnership with other local community groups. Participants will meet at Loma Alta Park, 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., before marching to Charles White Park, just more than a mile-and-a-half away at 77 Mountain View St.
Partners include the Altadena Town Council, the Compassionate Support Team, SURJ-Altadena and Dena United, according to My Tribe Rise co-founder and Director of Operations Heavenly Hughes.
“We’re going to have different community leaders, different Asian community leaders, even different Asians that have experienced some type of racial hate toward them right here locally in Altadena,” she said. “Also, there’ll be pastors walking with us and speaking.”
With reports of increasing violence against members of Asian community across the nation, Hughes said My Tribe Rise wanted to support them.
“I feel like the Asian community is experiencing the same type of hate and disparities that the Black community has also experienced for years,” Hughes said.
“At My Tribe Rise, we’re about the community as a whole, but even as a Black woman I feel like I know how it feels,” she said. “I know the pain, I know the isolation when you’re scared and fearful to go out because you don’t know what’s going to happen. So, of course, we’re going to stand alongside and stand together with the Asian community that is experiencing the same things that we’re also experiencing right now here in America.”
More information on My Tribe Rise can be found on the organization’s website at mytriberise.com.