At their meeting earlier this week, the PSAC BC Regional Council voted unanimously to endorse the upcoming National Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism, which is being organized by Stand With Asians Coalition, May 10.
Stand With Asians Coalition (SWAC) is a community of people in Canada who are concerned about the surge of anti-Asian racism in our cities. A recent federally-funded study reported 1150 cases of racist attacks in Canada last year. Forty percent were reported in Ontario and forty four percent were reported in B.C. Sixty percent of the cases were reported by women.
Stand With Asians Coalition brings allies together to raise awareness and to combat anti-Asian racism. We must condemn all forms of hate in public spaces as it creates unsafe conditions for members of the Asian, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and Racialized Communities.
PSAC BC encourages all members to participate in the virtual E rally, May 10 at 5-6 PM PT. RSVP using the form here.