Hate ends with radical empathy. Empathy starts with uplifting our stories and contributions.
Rise spearheaded the initiative to #StopAsianHate in response to the 339% increase of hate crimes against the AAPI community within the last two years.
The AAPI community, with its nuances and different cultures, has helped shape this country through its innumerable contributions, even in the face of racism, stereotypes and violence. Rise aims to honor Asian lives, advocate for responsible representation, and call allies to pledge solidarity with the AAPI community through Stop Asian Hate.
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Survivor Safe Haven in Chinatown
In response to an increase in sexual and domestic violence during COVID-19, Rise partnered with local businesses to post flyers in storefronts, bathroom stalls, and community boards with information about rights and resources available to survivors. These businesses are known as Survivor Safe Havens for their willingness to support survivors and they are in more than 23 states across the U.S. with an estimated reach of 55 million people.
A 2022 report stated that 74% of AAPI women report experiencing discrimination, 38% report experiencing sexual harassment, and 12% report experiencing gender and/or race-based violence. To combat this, Rise aims to establish at least one Survivor Safe Haven in all 50+ Chinatowns in the United States by 2028. Since this was announced in May, Survivor Safe Havens have been established in 5 cities with significant AAPI populations. Local establishments are at the heart of Chinatown and are lifelines for the AAPI community. Cultural spaces have much potential for the prevention of sexual violence. By meeting survivors where they are, we return autonomy to survivors and prevent sexual violence throughout these underserved communities. Each business that becomes a Survivor Safe Haven joins our promise of condemning sexual violence and moving toward safer communities.
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“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.”
An American rights activist, influenced by her family’s experience in the WW2 Japanese Internment Camps