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Unity Rally affirms American value of acceptance

Unity Rally affirms American value of acceptance
June 24
14:12 2021

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CHICAGO: A Chicago based no profit body Rainbow Push Coalition hosted Juneteenth UNITY RALLY at the Historic Portsmouth Square Silicon Valley / Bay Area Bureau & Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco: on June 19,2021

Dr Vijay G Prabhakar Indian American Community Leader & Founder of U. S. Congressional Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force spoke at the Unity Rally with Rev. Jesse L Jackson.

An affirmation of African American & Asian American / Pacific Islander Solidarity, a COMMEMORATION of the 39th Anniversary of the Murder of Vincent Chin and A Celebration of the declaration of Juneteenth Federal Holiday reflecting Peace, Love & Support for one another were the topics.

Dr Prabhakar expressing the Multi Ethnic communities solidarity at this historic event at Portsmouth Square in 1846, the flag post where the Mexican flag came down and the first American flag was raised in California state still remains till today adjacent to the Unity Rally stage from where he addressed.

The 27 year old Vincent Chin, a Chinese American was beaten to death by a baseball bat in Detroit, Michigan on June 19,1982. Rev Jesse L Jackson met Vincent Chin’s mother in the same Portsmouth Square, San Francisco in 1984, to express his solidarity.

Vincent Chin case serves as a wake up call to address anti-Asian bias and racial intolerance today. Recently in Atlanta, Asian American hate violence reared its ugly head. All of us Asian Americans must unite to stop this hate violence against us.

President Biden has made Anti Asian American hate violence a priority in his administration.

Recently a study revealed one out of two Indian Americans experienced some form of discrimination in USA over the course of a 12-month period. The Indian American Attitudes survey done jointly by John Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie with polling group You Gov, also found that U.S. born Indian Americans are more likely to complain of discrimination than those born outside, mostly in India.

Chicago based activist Dr Vijay Prabhakar gave a clarion call for all multi ethnic communities to form a broad network for collective action to stop Asian American Hate Violence in U.S.



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