China News Service, May 7th. According to the US "Overseas Chinese News" report, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in front of the City Hall on the morning of the 3rd that May 3rd is the Asian Pacific American Day (AAIP Day) in Los Angeles. , to commemorate the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States.
Every May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and various events are held across the country to commemorate the contributions of the Asian Pacific American community to American history, culture, and the achievements of the United States.
Representatives of the Asian Pacific American community in Los Angeles were invited to attend the event on the day.
In his congratulatory message, Garcetti said that he was very happy to celebrate the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Day with everyone, but he reminded that this moment of celebration came after the Asian Pacific American community was "demonized".
In 2020, in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian crimes in Los Angeles County increased by 76 percent, he said.
"People's prejudice has also impacted the livelihood of Asian Pacific Americans. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Asian business customers have decreased by 80%." Garcetti said that prejudice has impacted Asian Pacific Americans' wallets, hurt their hearts, and also Often make them suffer from flesh and blood.
With hate crimes on the rise, a newly formed department in the city of Los Angeles launched the "LA is for All" campaign during last year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the largest anti-hate campaign ever in Los Angeles, with 18 4,200 advertisements were posted in various languages telling people how to report hate crimes.
Blake Chow, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, said at the celebration that he has served the Los Angeles Police Department since 1990. Compared with today, Los Angeles was a very different city at that time. Asian Deputy Chief of Police.
Representatives of the Chinese community were invited to attend the event on the day.