23 Jan Statement in Response to the Shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay
Statement in Response to the Recent Shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay
Our hearts are with the victims of the recent shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, their loved ones, and those impacted in the community. We are frustrated and horrified that the AANHPI community continues to suffer an uptick in preventable violence, and stand in solidarity with our fellow communities of color that repeatedly bear the brunt of systemic racism and inequities. We call on our nation’s leaders, once again, to enact policies that protect communities against senseless gun violence. And, in the wake of these tragedies, we also take this moment to cherish our community–our undeniable strength, resilience, vibrancy, voice and value.
As our community processes these tragedies, we encourage folks to prioritize self-care and stay connected.
CT Cafe: Safe Space for Community Healing
Join Changing Tides (CT), a program of LTSC, for our CT Cafe event this Friday, 1/27, as we gather in a “safe space” to heal together. We invite folks of all generations (ages 14+), backgrounds, and locations to join in grounding, sharing, and embracing community support during this tough time.
Location: Corridor Flow Coffee OR virtually via Zoom
Date: January 27
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm PST
This event is FREE to attend. Register here.
Resources and ways to get involved:
- Donate to the Monterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund, organized by local AAPI agencies.
- Attend a candlelight vigil at Monterey Park City Hall.
- Seek and share supportive resources like mental health resources, victim or crisis resources, virtual community healing circles and coping strategies (日本語はこちらをクリック).
- Learn about the Monterey Park neighborhood and its importance in the AANHPI community.
- Get involved with organizations like Little Tokyo Service Center that empower AANHPI communities, such as Stop AAPI Hate, Chinatown Service Center, AAPI Equity Alliance, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California.
In the News:
- LAist – Mourners Remember 11 Victims Of Monterey Park Shooting At Candlelight Vigil
- LAist – How To Talk To Asian Elders About Getting Mental Health Help
- Globe Echo – How To Help After The Monterey Park Shooting
- Advance Local – Asian Americans are retraumatized in the wake of 2 mass shootings in 3 days
- TIME – How to Help the Victims and Community After the Monterey Park Shooting
- MIC – How to Help the Monterey Park, California AAPI Community Right Now
- LAist – Coalition Of Groups Comes Together To Try To Serve Mental Health Needs Of Monterey Park AAPI Victims
- LAist – Why Monterey Park Community Holds A Special Place In LA’s Asian Community And Far Beyond