There is no shortcut to deep, lasting healing, Ms. Wu said. Progress requires investing in neighborhoods; improve access to education, housing and food; and having “difficult and honest conversations”.
Nonetheless, she said, “It has been really encouraging in a way, to see the level of solidarity and the amount of support, not only from our own communities in the city and across the bay. , but also black and brown communities.
Young activists have used social media to raise awareness and disseminate calls to action, including fundraising and volunteer initiatives.
Eda Yu, 25, a half-Chinese, half-Indonesian writer and journalist, and her partner, Myles Thompson, a black creator, were briefed on the news of the attacks and acknowledged the strong emotions they aroused. The couple, she said, “wanted to come together and create a project rooted in solidarity.”
They made an Instagram slideshow that it was hoped would serve as an art of protest and a resource for those who want to help.
The first image, Ms. Yu said, was meant to look like a poster.
“Please! Protect our elders,” it reads. “Support our Chinatowns. Support our communities.”
The remainder includes a timeline of incidents and a list of community organizations working in Asian communities in the Bay Area. They listed each organization’s website and created a GoFundMe to donate to all organizations at once; they would split the money and one of their employers said they would match the premiums. The initial goal was to raise $ 5,000. In two days, they raised $ 50,000.