Responding to the Violence in Monterey Park, CA
We were deeply saddened to wake up on Sunday morning to the news of the tragic shooting in Monterey Park, CA that left 11 dead and another 10 injured. This senseless act of violence took place at a ballroom dance center that is a beloved gathering place for the area's AAPI communities, at a Lunar New Year party that should have been a night of joy and celebration.
Our hearts are with those who lost loved ones in this tragedy. We stand in solidarity with our AAPI staff members, clients, and partners for whom this attack feels especially personal. Saturday night's attack comes too recently after acts of violence across the country that have targeted AAPI people. And Saturday's violence took place in a community that some of us personally call home.
If you would like to support the victims of this attack, please consider donating to this GoFundMe: Monterey Park Lunar New Year Victims Fund. This fund was organized by our close partners Asian Pacific Community Fund in partnership with several other AAPI-led community organizations. All proceeds contributed to the fund will go to the many individuals who are now suffering from this senseless violence.