JCYC Helps Kick Off Campaign for Solidarity

On Saturday, April 17th, JCYC co-sponsored the launch of the San Francisco Campaign for Solidarity at San Francisco Civic Center Plaza. JCYC partnered with the SF Human Rights Commission, Stand Together SF and other groups from the Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, American Indian and multicultural communities to stand together against racist hate and violence.

This unity event featured healing spaces and family-friendly activities, including volunteers who helped assemble 1,000 Solidarity Kits to inspire, inform and nourish our neighbors across the city.

JCYC’s staff and youth participants organized an origami Hearts For Love table to engage attendees in the movement created by Japantown small business, Paper Tree, gathered written testimonials of solidarity, and helped support the logistics of the event.

JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki, who attended the event, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle: “We can’t allow influences in this country to continue to divide us.” Learn more about the event by reading the San Francisco Chronicle’s article, “Racial unity campaign for Asian and Pacific Islander communities kicks off in S.F.”, here https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/article/Hundreds/kick/off/racial/unity/event/to/support/16109137.php.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the San Francisco Campaign for Solidarity, please contact JCYC Development Manager Tony Jenks at tjenks@jcyc.org or (415) 806-1909.

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