40+ Asian American & Pacific Islander Organizations, New York City Elected Officials, and Hundreds of Community Leaders Condemn Threats Against CAAAV

Last week, a Brooklyn jury found former NYPD Officer Peter Liang guilty for the death of Akai Gurley.

These events have elicited strong reactions in the Chinese and broader Asian American communities, where some believe former Officer Liang has been treated unfairly by our justice system because some white officers involved in recent high-profile incidents have not been held accountable for their actions. In the days since the jury’s decision, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, which has supported the family of Akai Gurley, has received threats and experienced significant harassment from some who disagree with its stance in this case.

It is our position–as Asian American and Pacific Islander community leaders and organizations as well as leaders and organizations representing broader communities of color–that regardless of our stance on this high-profile case, we strongly condemn threats and harassment directed against CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and individuals affiliated with the organization. We call on those who disagree with CAAAV’s position to express that disagreement civilly.

40多個亞裔組織,紐約市官方及過百位社區領袖一同譴責、辱罵、及恐嚇CAAAV亞裔反暴力聯盟組織和成員。

自從陪審團判決以來,一直支持柯里家庭的 CAAAV(亞裔反暴力聯盟),受到許多不同意見及立場的人的威脅和明顯地騷擾。

我們的立場是:作為亞裔社區領導​和組織,以及代表更廣泛的有色人種​社區的領袖和組織,不管在這​件​令人高度關注的案件中我們的立場如何,我們強烈譴責針對CAAAV和任何與CAAAV有關的人受到的侮辱,詆毀,及威脅。我們呼籲不同意CAAAV立場的人和平地表達他們的意見。

New York City Elected Officials
New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy
New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso
New York City Council Member Rosie Mendez
New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres
New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams
New York City Council Member Brad Lander

Organizations
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Chinese Progressive Association Boston
Chinese Progressive Association San FranciscoProvidence Youth Student Movement
DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving
South Asian Americans Leading Together
18MillionRising.org
MinKwon Center for Community Action
Arab American Action Network (AAAN)-Chicago
Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Khmer Girls in Action
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Damayan Migrant Workers Association
HOBAK (Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans)
Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse (KACEDA)
Asian American Resource Workshop
Reappropriate
Little Tokyo Fraternal Workers Association
1Love Movement
APIs4BlackLives-MN Chapter
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
From Harlem With Love: A Mural For Yuri & Malcolm
Al-Awda New York , Palestine Right to Return Coalition
GABRIELA New York
Asian Americans United
Asian American Arts Centre
API Resistance
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) – Seattle chapter
Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX)
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Resilience Advocacy Project
Lotus Creations Performing Arts Inc.
ARTs East New York Inc.
GOLES – Good Old Lower East Side
Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)
Citizens Committee for New York City
Cop Watch Alliance
The Center for Anti-Violence Education
Arts East New York
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
THE POINT CDC
Community Voices Heard (CVH)|
University Settlement
Brotherhood Sister Sol
Universal Zulu Nation

Community Leaders and Members
Juyeon JC Rhee
Hatem Abudayyeh
Andreah Santos
Kendra Danowski
Rosie Mendez
Hertencia Petersen
Prachi Patankar
Diana Pei Wu, PhD
Janani Balasubramanian
Sine Hwang Jensen
Luke Patterson
Suresh Dianand
Ujju Aggarwal
Oanh-Nhi Nguyen
Bill Fletcher Jr
Melvin Rouse, Jr.
Karmen Cheung
Samantha Ng
Yuko Tonohira
Urooj Rahman
Karn Saetang
Kat Yang-Stevens
Kemi Ilesanmi
Christopher Lapinig
Alex-Quan Pham
Gregory A. Butler
Virginia Duan
Glenn Omatsu
Janaki Parthasarathy
Julia Yang-Winkenbach
Eunha Jeong Wood
Bruce Reyes-Chow
Yasmeen Perez
Scott Kurashige
Maxwell Leung
Christina Wang
Sasha Wijeyeratne
Alexander Tu
Rebecca Hom
Tanya Nguyen
Anique Singer
Vanessa Teck
Yanin Senachai
Martha Bader
Andrew Sta. Ana
Tammy Vince Cruz
John Jernegan
Sandy Maeshiro
Bethany Narita
Alexis Gonzales
David Sitthideth
Angela Chung
Esther Cheung
Christine Yao
Raymond Eurquhart
Michael Hickey
Ellen Gurzinsky
Barbara Maggiani
Jean-Paul deGuzman
Winnifred Lee
Amanda Wake
Janelle Wong
Isabella Ruston
Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture
Susan Hayase
Alisha Roopchand
Barbara Young
Beverly Corbin-Handy
Edward Goldman
Karla Zombro
Vivian Truong
Gabriel Strachota
Anita Chikkatur
Kurt Blomberg
Liz Sunwha Kaufman
Raquel Armenta
Graham Wong
Timothy Douglas
Jamala Rogers
Shamika Mitchell
Sandra Goodridge
Jennifer Phung
Susan Kikuchi
Monique George
Caroline Hugh
Muniqui Muhammad
Swati Khurana
Mona Maruyama
Amita Swadhin
Nom Hee hwang
Kim DeFranco
Gina Masequesmay
Lorenzo Mutia
Thandisizwe Chimurenga
Clare Henderson
Ben de Guzman
David Palumbo-Liu
Joan P Gibbs, Esq.
Erin Nakamura
Elizabeth Meza
Yun-Hee Proffit
Ashwini Hardikar
Stephen Millies
Tynesha McHarris
Seema Agnani
Shanika Powell
Jesse Solomon
Kristopher Kam
DJ Kuttin Kandi
Chun-Fai Chan
Isabel Gonzalez
Frances Perez
Nadine Martinez
Anh-Thu Nguyen
James Rodriguez
Suzanne Adely
Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Rodrigo Bacus
Geoffrey Mercene
Leanna Noble
Tonee Burley
Esther Chiang
Cynthia Brown
Raymond Lee
Natalie Agosto
Larry Holmes
Monica Chan
Ramona Gupta
Shahana Hanif
Linda Sarsour
Josephine Ong
Sarika Persaud
Sharmin Hossain
Monica Thammarath
Shayne Nuesca
Rob Hollander
Katrina Pestano
Donna Gasapo
Cielito Fernandez
Jennifer Zhang
Momii Palapaz
Joan Koizumi
Kahean Chang
Andrew Chang
Lance Chen-Hayes
Joo-Hyun Kang
Corinne Manabat
Howard Wong
Saubirah Hack
Michael Marbella
King-mong Chan
The Rev. Noel E. Bordador
KaLisa Moore
Andrew Joung
Valerie Francisco
Tiffany Wallace
Dominique Hernandez
Thuan Nguyen
Elana Needle
Thomas Oshidari
Mark Masaoka
Susan Macksey
Ga Young Chung
Yiming Roberts
Theodora Ranelli
Sheila Garcia
Erica Chutuape
Robert Monroe, Jr.
Mohan Seshadri
Joshua Kaanaana
Nikhil Umesh