Organizers stated they felt it was necessary not simply to denounce Asian hate, however to rejoice all the nice that comes from the Asian American neighborhood.
SEATTLE — At Hing Hay Park within the Worldwide District Saturday, teams held a rally in opposition to anti-Asian hate and violence – and to embrace unity.
The rally was placed on by the Seattle Rice Society. Grace Chung helped set up the occasion.
“We had round 10 individuals with varied artistic backgrounds, which is cello, spoken phrase, issues like that, to return out and actually present love for the Asian American neighborhood right here in Seattle,” Chung stated.
Chung stated the group of over 100 individuals was there to denounce the hate, but additionally rejoice numerous cultures.
“Effectively, I cried quite a bit. Personally, I feel that what I felt within the crowd was a variety of identical to pleasure, and happiness,” she stated.
Chung stated it was necessary to have this rally given the current rise in anti-Asian violence and to advertise the nice that comes from throughout the Asian neighborhood.
“As an Asian American, our tradition is one thing that is form of on the again burner. And so for us to simply proclaim who we’re, and to relish our distinct personalities and ethnicities and cultures was actually identical to an enormous breath of aid and pleasure,” she stated.
After a month of planning the occasion, Chung stated she was overwhelmed to see the love and help from the neighborhood.
“I really feel like we’ve got to know that, like, I am getting form of emotional, nevertheless it actually does take a neighborhood it actually does take lots of people pulling collectively to essentially rejoice one another,” Chung stated.