Perspective: Lunar New Year is about resiliency
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Attacks Against Asians On The Rise During Lunar New Year
Fighting To Survive
That doesn't mean all is lost.
John Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, is
hopeful. The AAJC is a civil rights group for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific
Islanders. "If there's one thing Chinatowns know best, it's the power of community," he said.
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People across the country are coming together to support their local Chinatowns. The PCDC
created a social media campaign, "Ai Love Chinatown." "Ai" means "love" in Chinese and is
pronounced like the letter "I." The campaign is using uplifting posts and videos to attract
community members to Philadelphia's Chinatown.