Over the past several weeks, we've seen unconscionable brutality in crimes committed against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including a tragic mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Acts like these are difficult to even comprehend, and they call out for response from all of us to join together in solidarity against racism, hatred and violence.
For those looking for ways to help make a difference, we wanted to highlight two organizations that may be a good starting point:
Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS)
: PACS is a Los Angeles-based non-profit dedicated to healing people with mental illness through counseling and caring. The agency serves people of all ethnicities but is especially proud of their expertise with refugee and immigrant Asian Pacific Islander populations. → pacsla.com
Stop AAPI Hate
: In addition to running a reporting center that tracks incidents of anti-Asian discrimination, Stop AAPI Hate also offers multilingual resources for impacted community members, and supports community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts. → stopaapihate.org
Virgin Orbit donated to both of these organizations this month, and we urge you to consider checking them out too.
Please stay safe, everyone — and let’s all do our part to ensure there is a just, secure, and comfortable space for everyone in this world.