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Indian Americans honor Kansas hero Ian Grillot with $100,000 to buy a house

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Indian Americans honor Kansas hero Ian Grillot with $100,000 to buy a house


Ian Grillot speaking at India House Annual Gala 2017




Kansas Man Who Tried to Stop Shooter of Immigrants Gets $100K Check from Indian Group





Note*: 资料源自 Asian Americans for Justice 微信群。



Victims shot at Austins Bar & Grill on February 22: Srinivas Kuchibhotla – Alok Madasani – Ian Grillot.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed.




CHINESE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SUPPORT SOUTH ASIAN AMERICANS’ CALL FOR

FULL INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE HATE CRIMES COMMITTED IN OLATHE, KS and KENT, WA

(Updated 3/5/2017)


While the Kansas shooting on February 22nd is still under investigation as a possible hate crime against two immigrants from India, we are shocked to learn another Indian was shot at his own driveway after being told “Go back to your own country” by a gunman in Kent, WA on March 3rd.  

Chinese communities across the country express our deepest condolences to Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his family, and our sympathy to Alok Madasani and the victim in Kent for the violent crimes committed against them.  We also praise Ian Grillotan, a true American hero, who was wounded when risking his life to apprehend the gunman in the Kansas shooting.

These shootings remind Chinese Americans of the bitter memories of the 1982 killing of Vincent Jen Chin in the suburb of Detroit. Chin was mistaken for Japanese and was beaten to death by a Chrysler plant superintendent and his stepson.  The killers were convicted of manslaughter through plea bargain, and served no jail time, with 3 year probation and $3,000 fine and were cleared of all federal civil rights charges.

Facing the increasing racial tension, hostility, and senseless killings of Asian Americans and other minorities, we support the call by the South Asian Americans for full investigation of possible hate crimes committed in these shootings. We also urge the federal and local authorities to condemn all hate crimes committed across the country.

We, Chinese Americans, shall stand in solidarity as always with all Asian Americans. Together, we shall work with all people who look for a safe and peaceful life in the United States and with the government to confront the rising hatred and divisiveness across the country.




The list of endorsed organizations arranged by alphabetical order:





No.

Endorsed Organization Name

Location(City, State, or National)

Organization representative's name(s)

1

80-20 Washington DC Area Chapter

VA-DC-MD

Ting Dai

2

A dream realty

San Francisco

Sophie Su

3

AA

Houston, TX

Wendy zhu

4

Acton Chinese American Civic Society

Acton, MA

Yanni Gou

5

Alliance for Preserving History of WWII in Asia

Norfolk, Virginia USA

Betty Lu

6

Alliance of Chinese American at Holmdel

Holmdel NJ

Tong Chen, Dayong Liu

7

American Chinese Association

Detroit, MI

Xiaopeng Wang

8

American Chinese Economic &Cultural Association

Maryland

Jackice ou

9

APAPA - Albany Chapter

Albany, NY

HP Wang, Chapter Presidnet

10

APAPA - Austin Chapter

Austin, TX

Alice Yi, Minghui Zhao Chapter President

11

APAPA - GBC

Boston MA

Frank Poon

12

APAPA - Great D.C. Chapter

Washington, DC

Stan Tsai, Chapter Presidnet

13

APAPA - Houston Chapter

Houston, TX

Nancy Yeh, Chapter President

14

APAPA - New York Chapter

New York, NY

Michelle Wang, Chapter Presidnet

15

APAPA - Orlando Chapter

Orlando, FL

Andrew Jeng, Chapter Presidnet

16

APAPA - Peninsula Chapter

Peninsula, CA

Irene Li, Chapter president

17

APAPA - PNC chapter

Palo Alto, CA

Irene Li

18

APAPA - Tri-Valley Chapter

Tri- Valley, CA

Andy Li, Chapter Presidnet

19

APAPA (Asian Pacific Inslander American Public Affairs Association)

National, HQ @ Sacramento, CA

Joel Wong/Albert Wang Co-Chairs Policy and Issues Committee

20

Asian American News Bureau

Des Moines,IA

Feng Xue

21

Association of Chinese Americans, Inc.

Detroit, MI

Joyce Li

22

Austin Great Wall Chinese School

Austin, TX

Kui Yang

23

Avian Americans for Justice

San Francisco, ca

LZ

24

Boston Golf association

Massachusetts

Cheng xu

25

Caba-NC

Rtp, nc

Ping zhang

26

CACA Chicago Lodge

Chicago,IL

Ivy Lam

27

CAECA

Raleigh, NC

John Wei

28

CAFA

Raleigh NC USA

songhua Zhang

29

CAPA-MC

Rockville, MD

George Zhou

30

CCCC

Charlotte,NC

Richard Yang

31

China Executive Club

Chicago, IL

Tracy Xu

32

Chinese American Association - Rocky Mountain Region

Denver

Zhuoqun Wang

33

Chinese American Association in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Edna Sue

34

Chinese American Association of Minnesota

Minneapolis

Bingwen Yan

35

Chinese American Citizen Right Alliance

Quincy,MA

Gary Yu

36

Chinese American Friendship Association

RTP, NC

yang ,ming

37

Chinese American Heritage Association

Connecticut

Dr. Yang

38

Chinese American Historians Society

El Cerrito, CA

Chang C Chen

39

Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County

Ellicott City, MD

Jean Xu

40

Chinese Association for Science & Technology, NC Chapter

Raleigh, NC

Jack Lu

41

Chinese Association of Greater Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

George Zhu

42

Chinese Association of Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Cathy Luo, John

43

Chinese Friendship Association of Portland

Portland Oregon

Wayne Yang

44

Chinese Intercultural Association

Irvine California

Alice Ren

45

Chinese Progressive Association

SF, CA

Xiaoyan Chyanne Chen

46

Chinese School Association in DFW

Dallas, Texas

Shan-Wen Yan

47

Chinese School at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill. NC

Hongbin Gu, Board Chair

48

Chinese social service center

Coon Rapids, MN; Missouri City, TX

Yi Li You

49

Chinese Social Service Center

Coon Rapids, mn

Yi Li You

50

Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA-NC)

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Ming Yang

51

ChineseAmerican.org (WeChat based media)

National

Wu Bo

52

Chongqing Association of Great Washington DC Area

Washington DC

Paul Zhu

53

Claimant Expert Information Service, LLC

Silver Spring, MD

Alex Zhong

54

Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community

Chicago IL

CW Chan

55

Community Network

Fairfax, VA

David Chen, President

56

CSSFA

NC

Ming

57

DAHYEE LAW GROUP

Pleasanton, California

Leon E. Jew, Attorney at Law

58

Dallas Fort Worth Chinese Alliance (DFWCA)

Dallas TX

Hailong Jin, LeAnn Chen

59

Denver Chinese Source

Colorado

Adam You

60

Dora Hotel

New. York

LZ

61

Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Durham, North Coralina

Joyce Zhang

62

EqualVoteAmerica

Houston, TX

Lewis LIU

63

Erie Chinese Journal

Cleveland, OH

PU Ying

64

Formosa & associates

Virginia Beach, va

Nelson lu

65

Fudan University Alumini Association-DFW

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Henry Wang

66

fuqing american association

new york

cliff chen

67

Future Chinese Leaders of America

Irvine, California

Oliver Ma

68

Hanal high school Chinese Student and Scholars Association

Leonia, NJ,U.S.

Qixiao Jin

69

Hebei Medical University Overseas Alumni

Rockville, MD, USA

Tong Yin

70

Houston Chinese Alliance

Houston, Texas

Dave Cao

71

Houston Chinese Faculty Association

Houston, TX

Stephen Huang

72

Huang Law Group

Las Vegas, NV

Xiaosheng Huang

73

JWJ Raiti Family Foundation

FL

Wen Raiti

74

Las Vegas Chinese Center

Las Vegas,Nevada

Jim Zhang

75

Law offices of Cody Jaffe

San Francisco

Cody Jaffe, Sophie Su

76

Legal Immigrant Association

Santa Clara, CA

Miles Zhao

77

Li Ren Inc

Duluth,GA

Frank Liu

78

Massachusetts Chinese American Association Alliance

Massachusetts

Hua Wang

79

Michigan Chinese Alliance

Michigan

Leon Zheng

80

Milwaukee Chinese Community Center

Brookfield, WI

Yi Wan

81

Minnesota Chinese Association(MCA)

Minneapolis MN

Jack

82

National Asian American PAC FL

FL

Wen Raiti

83

National Council of Chinese Americans (NCCA-UCA)

Washington DC

Ji Su

84

Nevada Chinese Association Las Vegas Chinese Association

Las Vegas Nevada

Jiaming Zhang President and all the Board Members

85

New Jersey Shandong Association

New jersey

Chunbo wang

86

New York Life

San Mateo, CA

Ge Shen

87

OCA San Mateo Chapter

Palo Alto, CA

Monica Yeung Arima

88

Ohio Center for Cultural Exchange

Columbus Ohio

Minru Li

89

Ohio Chinese American Association

Columbus OH

Vincent Wang, David Chen

90

Ohio Chinese School

Columbus Ohio

Lin Xu

91

Ohio Jiangxi Folks Association

Columbus, OH

Joe Liu

92

Pacific Education & Cultural Exchange Center

Beaverton, Oregon

Liying Zheng

93

Peking University Alumni Association of Minnesota

Twin City, MN

Jennifer Hunag

94

Peninsula Chinese American Associate

Yorktown, Virginia

Hongbin Shao

95

PKUAANC

San Jose

Sophie Su

96

Raleigh Academy of Chinese Language

Raleigh, North Carolina

Zhiping Zhang

97

Shanghai University Class 77

Silicon Valley

Fan Jiao

98

Shanxi Association of Silicon Valley

Fremont

Raymond Tian

99

Shanxi Chinese-American Association

Los Angeles, California

Zhihong Jia

100

Sharon Chinese Association

Sharon, MA

Board of Directors

101

Sioux Falls Chinese Association (SFCA)

Sioux Falls, SD

Yan Cui

102

Starlink Global Education

Buffalo Grove, IL U.S.A

Sherri Liang-Zhou

103

Sukhbir Singh

Jacksonville FL

Sukhbir Singh

104

The Association of Chineses for Social Justice

St. Paul, MN

song han

105

The China Media

Portland Oregon USA

Timmy Tso

106

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Seattle WA

Y.P. Chan

107

The United Chinese American Association of Oregon

Portland Oregon USA

Timmy Tso

108

Thousand Hands Inc

Fort Worth TX

Jian Zhu

109

U.S. Chinese women cultural organization

Union city, CA

Yan Zhao

110

UAAFA

San Francisco CA

Oliver Zhang

111

UCA Illinios Chapter

Chicago, IL

Lily Chen

112

UCA Pittsburgh alliance

Pittsburgh, PA

Yining Hou /Nancy Xiao/ KK Kai

113

UCA-CT

New Haven, CT

Linda Li

114

UNC Chapel Hill Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars

Chapel Hill, NC

Xiaoqian Niu

115

United Chinese Association of Utah

Utah

Xiaoming Sheng

116

United For A Better Community

California

Misty Zhang, Ivy Liu

117

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CHINESE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Sacramento, California

Mark Lei

118

University of Mississippi Chinese Alumni Association

Global

Qing Liao, PhD

119

US China Chamber of Commerce

Reston Virginia

CJ Wei

120

Washington Association of US-China for the advancement of Eudcation and Culture

Issaquah, WA, USA

Xiansong Shi

121

Wellesley Chinese American Network

Wellesley, MA

Shengli Li

122

Wuhan University Ohio Alumni Association

Columbus, OH

President: Yuan Qiong

123

WVCA (West Virginia Chinese Association)

Morgantown, West Virginia

Hanting Zhang

124

Yale University Chinese Parents Group

National (Headquarter: New Haven, CT)

Joe Liu

125

ZHEJIANG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE USA

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Eric Zhang





3/12/2017

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Trump speaks against Kansas shooting, says ‘U.S. condemns hate in all forms’
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(Feb 28, 2017) Trump speaks against Kansas shooting, says ‘U.S. condemns hate in all forms’


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(Feb 28, 2017) White House condemns Olathe attack, calls it 'racially motivated'



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FULL: President Donald Trump Speech to Joint Session Of Congress 2/28/2017








ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE CONDEMNS APPARENT HATE ATTACK AND MOURNS THE KILLING OF SOUTH ASIAN IMMIGRANT

WASHINGTON, DC — February 24, 2017 ― On February 22, two Indian American immigrants were targeted and shot in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and one of them was killed. A third man was shot trying to stop the shooter. The shooter reportedly yelled “get out of my country” and thought his victims were “Middle Eastern.” This horrible tragedy comes on the heels of months of racist and xenophobic rhetoric and recent Presidential executive orders targeting immigrants and Muslims.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, issues the following statement:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who died after sustaining a gunshot wound, and our wishes for a full recovery to Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, who were also shot in the attack.

As civil rights organizations that have fought hate attacks against our community for decades, we are particularly saddened and angered by the shootings in Kansas. In 2017, it is outrageous that two Asian Indian immigrant men would be shot, and one killed, by a white man who senselessly fired on innocent men as he reportedly shouted “get out of my country.” The Olathe shooting is reminiscent of the 1982 hate crime killing of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American engineer, who was beaten to death in Detroit by two white unemployed autoworkers who called him “Jap” and blamed him for the decline of the American auto industry.

“We condemn the rising Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism that has been unleashed on our nation during the past year, and in particular the rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration, such as the recent Muslim Ban. They set the stage for Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be the Vincent Chin of our current generation,” said Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. Kwoh worked with Vincent Chin’s mother and local lawyers in Michigan more than 30 years ago to seek justice for Chin’s killing. "We demand a thorough investigation into the shootings, and for local, state, and national leaders to denounce such hate and violence.”

While Asian Americans have long been targets of harassment due to the perception that they are foreign, South Asian communities in particular have experienced a significant increase in hate violence since 9/11 and saw a spike again during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle.  

Aarti Kohli, executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, noted, “Indian Americans, particularly Sikhs, have shared the considerable cost of anti-Muslim violence in recent years and our communities live with increasing fear. We ask all Asian Americans to rise up and demand a change in rhetoric and policy from our leaders. Attend a town hall or city council meeting and ask what public officials plan to do to ensure that all Americans feel safe in their communities, regardless of their race or immigration status.”

In the past month since the Advancing Justice affiliation launched www.standagainsthatred.org to track anti-Asian hate incidents, we have received more than 80 reports from victims and are tracking additional cases like the Olathe shootings. We encourage reporting anti-Asian and other hate attacks to our tracking site  www.standagainsthatred.org. Advancing Justice’s online reporting site does not trigger law enforcement investigations or action; however, it is a critical tool to track and expose hate attacks against Asian Americans such as the shootings in Olathe, Kansas.


Contacts:

Michelle Boykins, (202) 296-2300 x144mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Randy Bunnao, (213) 241-0227rbunnao@advancingjustice-la.org

Brandon Lee, (773) 271-0899 x200blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org

James Woo, (404) 585-8446,   jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

Tejal Mankad, (415) 848 -7736tejalm@advancingjustice-alc.org


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Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation's members are: Advancing Justice - AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Advancing Justice - Atlanta, and Advancing Justice - Chicago.

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SABA CALLS FOR FULL INVESTIGATION OF OLATHE, KS SHOOTING

The South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) expresses its deepest condolences to the victims and their families who fell prey to the senseless acts of violence in Kansas. Reports and witnesses indicate that the motivation for these crimes was rooted in anti-Muslim hate, xenophobia and racism. While details continue to emerge, if true, we expect the governmental authorities to prosecute this act for what it is – a hate crime.

Grief. Fear. Disgust. Outrage. The emotions this incident have fostered run the spectrum for communities forced to acknowledge increasing hate incidents and violence. Reports released by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) amongst others, have meticulously chronicled the disheartening rise of animosity, hostility and hatred towards our communities.

SABA President Vichal Kumar stated, “In response to the increasing vitriol towards our communities, our government must be our first line of defense. Governments must protect the rights of minorities and ensure the safety of all of its citizens.” Yet, in the face of senseless violence and apparent hate crimes, the calls for support, solidarity and protection by our government remain faint.

We urge the State of Kansas to protect its citizens, for this administration to condemn hate violence and for our communities to continue to stand in solidarity. We cannot be silent, we cannot condone and we cannot despair. We must continue to confront and root out the hate and divisiveness in our country. Another Srinivas Kuchibhotla should not have to lose his life, another Alok Madasani should not have to be wounded and another Ian Grillot should not have to risk his life to protect others from hate.


http://www.sabanorthamerica.com/saba-calls-for-full-investigation-of-olathe-ks-shooting/


Victims shot at Austins Bar & Grill on February 22: Srinivas Kuchibhotla – Alok Madasani – Ian Grillot.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed.




US Navy Veteran Charged With Killing 2 Indian Men In Possible Hate Crime










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