Coro was founded with a mission of training leaders to support a thriving democracy, as a collaborative laboratory to inspire hope, possibility, and civic engagement. To create a truly thriving democracy, we must acknowledge and address systemic racism in all its forms.
Hate against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has risen alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent weeks and months, we’ve seen disturbing spikes of violence and harassment against AAPI communities and businesses in the Bay Area and across the country. We at Coro denounce the racism, bigotry, and violence inflicted upon AAPI communities.
To the Asian American Pacific Islander members of our community — staff, board members, program participants, alumni, and partners — we commit to doing our part to combat the structural racism, bigotry, and fear-mongering that is threatening the fabric and safety of our communities.
Together, we will work to resist violence, racism, and ideologies that seek to divide us.
Interested in learning more? Please check out these resources:
- Stop AAPI Hate: How to report an incident and find resources.
- Bystander Resources: Trainings on how to respond when witnessing hate and harassment.
- The Oakland Chinatown Coalition is organizing a volunteer foot patrol.
- The Asian Pacific Fund is raising money for Bay Area community organizations working to combat anti-Asian racism.
- Safety Tips for anyone experiencing or witnessing hate.
- PBS Documentary Series: The impact of Asian Americans on the country’s past, present, and future.