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Language access to the COVID-19 vaccine information

Those who don’t know don’t know what they don’t know. Many Asian bilingual immigrants are unaware of vaccine eligibility and the lack of access to vaccine information is largely unreported. Quote “In New York City’s Chinatown, a city-run vaccination site with no signage or intake questions in Chinese. In California, non-English speakers handed COVID-19 vaccination cards without information on what they mean. In Pennsylvania, people who speak Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese unable to make vaccine appointments due to a lack of interpreters at hospital call centers.”

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Anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent in 15 major cities

Anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent in 15 major cities in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021 to the same time period in 2020. Quote: “Van C. Tran, a sociologist and associate professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, said crimes have increased across the board during the coronavirus pandemic, so the rise in attacks isn’t necessarily surprising.”

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Stop Anti-Asian Violence: A Conversation About Discrimination Towards AAPI (4/26/2021)

Queens Public is hosting the following event, regarding the recent rise of hate incidents against Asians and Asian Americans, and how we can be better allies. Please see information below, as well as the attached flier. Title: Stop Anti-Asian Violence: A Conversation About Discrimination Towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Date: April 26, 2021 at 5pm Where to Watch: Facebook page: https://facebook.com/QPLNYC YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/WPntaCkFsE4 Description: Since the start of COVID-19, there has been a rise in hate incidents against Asians and Asian Americans on a national scale. Join our distinguished guests and experts for a discussion of the issues …

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Combating Anti-Asian Violence Town Hall (4/26/2021)

The Project DIVE (Diversity, Inclusion, & Valuing Equity) Committee at LaGuardia Community College is hosting a town hall meeting for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in sharing their experiences and thoughts about the recent rise of anti-Asian incidents in New York City. To participate in the event, register at https://bit.ly/aav-town-hall. Title: Combating Anti-Asian Violence Town Hall Date: Monday, April 26, 2021 Time: 2:15pm – 3:15pm Place: Zoom URL: https://bit.ly/aav-town-hall Description: Joyce Moy, Director of the Asian American/Asian Research Institute, will talk about the history of Asian American experiences in the U.S., including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese …

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