As anti-Asian hate crimes surge, a new tool lets you report them anonymously
Responding to increases in hate crimes and harassment of Asians and Asian Americans, a national advocacy group has launched an online tool to allow people to report incidents of violence or harassment in 29 languages. The goal is to collect data to better gauge incidences of anti-Asian violence nationwide to help inform policymakers and community leaders and to assist in framing legislation. Joon Bang, former president and CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), said the tool was also made to uplift the voices of older members of AAPI communities. It isn’t always easy for older people from Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to report hate incidents, he said. “When you listen to our older adults, they come from a place of humility, so they’ll often say: ‘I don’t want you to spend the time or be concerned about what’s happening to me,’” Bang said. It’s common, he added, for older, immigrant members of AAPI communities to feel guarded about sharing information. “Many of our older adults have this fear that if they do speak out or share information about what they’ve experienced, it could be used against them down the line,” Bang said. In an effort to protect their safety and privacy, a feature of the online reporting form is a commitment to keeping the submitted information private. The tool comes at a time when the nonprofit Orange County Human Relations Commission released its 2020 Hate Crimes Report that detailed an alarming rise in hate incidents in Orange County. According to the report released Sept. 17, there was a 69% increase in the total number of hate incidents reported in 2020 versus 2019. Of the 263 reported cases, there was a 114% increase in antisemitic hate incidents, an 1,800% percent increase in anti-Asian incidents, and a 23% increase in anti-Black incidents. The report urges people to report crimes and harassment to local law enforcement agencies. You can also report incidents using the NAPCA tool.
近日，全国亚太裔长者中心 (NAPCA) 开发并发布了一份网络在线申报表，以便于受到暴力侵犯的亚裔社区长者，可以上网填写，来详细说明针对亚裔及太平洋岛民长者的暴力事件。
NAPCA: Hate Crimes Against Elderly Asians Underreported
Libby Chen said if she ever becomes a victim of Asian hate, she would think twice about calling 911 because English is not her first language. “Sometimes for me, it will be hard for me to explain everything,” Chen said. Boram Kim said the language barrier is just one of several reasons why Asian seniors rarely speak up and why these hate incidents are underreported in this community. “The incidents themselves continue to occur on a daily basis," Kim said. "They don’t think it’s significant. They don’t think it’s worth focusing on."
The Asian Journal (English)
NAPCA Announces Partnership With LA County Health Department To Provide In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations For Homebound Residents
THE COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been ramping up across the country, the state of California and Los Angeles County with millions of residents getting vaccinated. However, there is a group of individuals who are being underserved, homebound older adults that have been unable to leave their homes to get vaccinated. To tackle this disparity, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) is teaming up with the Los Angeles County Health Department and their mobile COVID-19 vaccination program to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander homebound older adults with in-home COVID-19 vaccinations. To get started, residents can simply call the in-language NAPCA Helpline for assistance in completing the application and scheduling all appointments and home visits. Trained staff from the Los Angeles County Health Department will come to an individual’s home and administer first and second shots of the vaccine, along with any booster shots that may be needed.
The Korea Times (Korean edition)
NAPCA – 로스앤젤레스 카운티 거주자에게 가정용 COVID-19 백신 예방접종을 제공합니다
NAPCA은 로스앤젤레스 카운티 보건부와의 파트너십을 통해 로스앤젤레스 카운티 거주자에게 가정용 COVID-19 백신 예방접종을 제공합니다 로스앤젤레스, 캘리포니아 - COVID-19 백신이 전국적으로 출시되면서, 캘리포니아주 및 로스앤젤레스 카운티 전역에서 수백만 명의 주민들이 백신 예방접종을 받고 있습니다. 하지만, 백신 예방접종을 받기 위해 집 밖으로 외출할 수 없는, 집 안에만 머물러있어야 하는 노인들은 여전히 소외 계층으로 남아 있습니다. 이러한 격차를 해소하기 위해 국립 아시아 태평양 노화 센터(NAPCA)는 로스앤젤레스 카운티 보건부 및 모바일 COVID-19 백신 예방접종 프로그램과 협력하여 아시아계 미국인 및 태평양 섬 주민 노인들에게 가정용 COVID-19 백신 예방접종을 제공하고 있습니다.이를 위해, 주민들은 지원서 작성 및 모든 예약과 가정 방문 일정 계획 서비스를 지원하는 언어별 NAPCA 헬프 라인에 전화를 하기만 하면 됩니다. 로스앤젤레스 카운티 보건국의 숙련된 직원이 가정을 방문해 필요한 모든 추가 접종과 함께 1 차 및 2 차 백신을 투여해 줄 것입니다.
NAPCA hợp tác với Los Angeles County chích ngừa tại nhà cho người cao niên
LOS ANGELES, California (NV) – Trung Tâm Quốc Gia Châu Á Thái Bình Dương Hỗ Trợ Người Cao Niên (NAPCA) sẽ hợp tác với Sở Y Tế Los Angeles County và chương trình chích ngừa COVID-19 lưu động chích vaccine tại nhà cho người Mỹ gốc Châu Á-Thái Bình Dương cao tuổi hiện chỉ ở trong nhà, thông cáo báo chí của trung tâm cho biết hôm Thứ Ba, 29 Tháng Sáu. Đây là một phần của chiến dịch chích vaccine, đang được đẩy mạnh khắp Hoa Kỳ, tiểu bang California, và Los Angeles County, hỗ trợ hàng triệu cư dân.
World Journal (Chinese Edition)
COVID-19疫苗接種服務在全國各地展開，然而，有一群居家年長者因無法離開家而被忽略了。為了解決這個問題，National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) 與洛杉磯縣公共衛生部門合作，利用他們的移動 疫苗接種服務，讓年長的亞裔美國人及太平洋島民，可以在家接種COVID-19疫苗。
Denver Channel 7 ABC
AAPI Community Requests $450 Million from Biden Administration to Help Aging Population
The pandemic has isolated so many, but one group it has hit particularly hard is the Asian-American Pacific Islander community. Not only have hate crimes against older adults in the AAPI community risen during the pandemic, but Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are also more at risk of dying from COVID-19 and feeling its financial constraints as well.
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