Thank you to Global Edmonton for having me on Global News Morning on April 4, 2021 to talk about the #StopAsianHateAlberta initiative I co-developed with Jessie Cayabo of Bonafide Media & PR and Carmen Cheng of Food Karma Blog.
From the interview:
“This is not solely an Asian Canadian issue. It’s a human rights issue. When you stop race-based hate for one community and that will make all communities safer, it will make a world a safer place when we’re not scared that we’ll be attacked for who we are, the colour of our skin, or simply for standing some where and wearing something related to our cultural heritage. Locally as you know we’ve seen a number of attacks on Muslin women in Alberta and that’s terrifying. We stand with all underrepresented groups that face systemic racism and these growing, outward, public attacks. It’s not just about stoping Asian hate it’s about stopping all race-based hate.”
I also discuss microaggressions, subtle or unintentional racism, the simple but significant actions all Albertans can take for racial justice, and shout out to Edmonton restaurants: Filistix, HanJan, Yelo’d and my parents’ restaurant King Noodle House (Pho Hoang) as just a few of the delicious spots you can get Asian cuisine here in Edmonton, while supporting Asian business owners.
You can watch the full interview by clicking the link or watching the embedded video below:
Below I’ve linked some Canadian resources for further anti-racism education and donations:
- Act 2 End Racism
- Canadian Anti-Racism Network
- Fight COVID Racism
- project 1907
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Inclusive Care Project: What should I do if I witness an Anti-Asian Hate Crime?
- Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Stop AAPI Hate (American)
There are countless news articles about increasing Asian hate crimes in Canada. Read them. Believe them.
Support BIPOC business owners, restaurants, artists, and creators.
STOP AAPI Hate also suggests you ask your workplace, school, faith-based institution, unions and community groups you may be involved with what they are doing to denounce racism.
Call on these organizations to support and take action.
Please join us in our call to:
- Follow @lindork on Twitter
- Follow @lindork on Instagram
- Like Lindork – Linda Hoang on Facebook
- Follow @lindork on TikTok
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