Asian Justice Rally
January 30 @ 11:00 AM
Immediate Goal: A national rally on the Jan. 30 anniversary of the death of 84-year old Thai grandfather Vicha Ratanapakdee resulting from an anti-Asian attack, commemorating Mr. Ratanapakdee, the hundreds of victims of anti-Asian violence, and the thousands of persons subjected to anti-Asian hate.
Commemorate Vicha Ratanapakdee and the victims of anti-Asian violence and prejudice;
Re-focus the public on the persistent issue of anti-Asian violence and prejudice at the one-year anniversary of the #StopAsianHate movement; and
Inspire a conversation among Asian American leaders about the next steps in advancing the Asian American movement.
When: Sunday, January 30, 2022, (approx.) 11:00 local time.
Where: San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta
How: Live rally on Jan. 30, 2022, national and local news coverage, op-eds, social media campaign, and a convening of API leaders.
National: Stand with Asian Americans (SwAA), APAs vs. Hate (AvH); (in discussions with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF)).
Local: OCA Greater Chicago, Stand with Asians, Delta Chinatown Initiative, Revive SF Chinatown, Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, Asians Are Strong, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, Chinese American Service League
11:00 a.m. CT – Tentative start time and location Chinatown Branch, Chicago Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616