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SF BALLET STANDS AGAINST HATE

SF BALLET STANDS AGAINST HATE

EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE SAFE

Dear SF Ballet Advocates,

As many news outlets have recently reported, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been targeted in a growing number of racially motivated attacks. On Friday, February 26, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would investigate the rising tide of hate crimes against Asian Americans. In addition, members of our SF Ballet community have experienced a range of hate activity as part of their everyday activities that is disturbing and unacceptable. We stand in solidarity with our AAPI community.

We join others within the arts community in sharing the following resources and inviting you to become an advocate for stopping hate wherever and whenever it occurs in our community.

GET THE WORD OUT

We realize that this is just one step in developing our will and commitment to showing up as authentic partners for all our communities, throughout and beyond crises. Below, we have offered some resources to share.

  • Connect with the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (@cccsanfrancisco) for resources to support Chinatown.
  • Visit StopAAPIHate.org for more on how to stay informed, act, and stand together to show up for the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander community.
  • Sign up to volunteer to escort AAPI elders in Oakland here.
  • If you know of anyone who has been affected by hate violence, urge them to report it here.
  • A useful toolkit is available from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
  • Elevate anti-hate solidarity by using these hashtags on social media: #StopAAPIHate #ArtAndActivism #HonorAllOurElders

Sincerely,

Helgi Tomasson
Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer

Kelly Tweeddale
Executive Director