/ Modified jul 8, 2021 11:19 a.m.

We Belong Here Too

Local Asian American leaders talk about how friends and loved ones are coping with and responding to the recent surge in violence against AAPI communities.

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an alarming surge in violent attacks against Asian American Pacific Islander communities that have been linked to rhetoric blaming Asian Americans for the spread of Covid-19. From March 2020 to March 2021, the number of reported attacks grew from 3,795 to 6,603, with attacks on women making up sixty-five percent of reported cases. Although there have been few reports in Tucson, Arizona, we spoke to two leaders in the Asian American community about how their friends and loved ones are coping with and responding to potential threats.

Producer: Cáit NíSíomón
Photographer/Editor: John DeSoto

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
AZPM is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona