More than 400 organizations unite for a Worldwide Vigil to remember the victims of the Atlanta Shooting

Thousands of people gathered virtually for a worldwide vigil that took place at 7:30pm ET on Friday, March 26th–to unite as a global community as we pay respects to the deceased, find communal healing and hope in the face of heightened violence that has traumatized the entire Asian American community, and call for solidarity under a banner of anti-racism.

The intersectional program included statements from the White House, South Korean Ambassador and four Korean American Members of Congress, Andy Kim (D-NJ), Young Kim (R-CA), Michelle Steel (R-CA), and Marilyn Strickland (D-WA)—with prayers by religious leaders: Imam Abdullah Jaber (CAIR-Georgia), Venerable Seok-Maya (Jun Dung Sa Temple), Mike Tai (4Pointes Church); poetry reading by Jessie Lian; singing by Adelaide Tai; and remarks by Community Leaders: Sarah Park (President, KAC Metro-Atlanta), Georgia Rep. Sam Park, Soyoung Yun, LPC, Nsé Ufot (Chief Executive Officer, New Georgia Project), Martha Revelo, (Outreach Director, Office of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock), and Julie Katz (Assistant Director of American Jewish Committee (AJC) Atlanta).

This vigil was part of numerous events taking place on March 26th, which has been promoted as the #StopAsianHate National Day of Action and Healing by Asian American Congressional leaders and civic organizations. March 26th is significant, as it is when the first U.S. law on naturalization, the Naturalization Act of 1790, was enacted to limit citizenship to only “free, White persons.”

Anti-racism is a goal that can only be achieved with the support of any and all communities that call this country home. We invite all communities, people, and allies to join our collective efforts to promote #StopAsianHate and end racism for all.

Statement from the Honorable Cedric Richmond, Senior Advisor to the President and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

My heart goes out to all who are joining the Asian American community to remember the victims of the horrific shootings in Atlanta that claimed the lives of eight people. I know this is a very painful time for everyone in the community who are mourning this tremendous loss, including the Korean American community — as four of the victims were of Korean descent who immigrated to the United States in search of a better life; and for the AAPI women’s community–as six of the victims were Asian women.

President Biden has made clear that he condemns the distrusting rise in anti-Asian violence and that hate can have no safe harbor in America.

Our prayers are with the families of the victims and everyone gathered today to grieve and try to find solace together. We will stand together against hate, against racism, against sexism, against violence, including gender-based violence—and stand up for justice, for love, for healing.

Joint Statement from four Korean American Members of Congress, Reps. Andy Kim (D-NJ), Young Kim (R-CA), Michelle Steel (D-CA), and Marilyn Strickland (D-WA)

Tonight’s vigil is not just a reminder of those we’ve lost; we have come together as Korean American members of Congress to demonstrate our solidarity in the face of hate and fear. No one action, level of government, or individual can stop Asian hate. But by coming together, and bringing allies with us, we can make progress that will keep our AAPI community safe and honor those lives so cruelly and prematurely taken from us. To the families of the eight victims, you have our deepest condolences. We can and must always remember their names and work to address the escalating violence against Asian that cost them their lives.

Statement from His Excellency Ambassador Lee Soo Hyuck, Republic of Korea

3.16(화) 애틀랜타에서 발생한 비극적인 총격 사건으로 유명을 달리한 모든 희생자 분들께 깊은 애도를 표하며, 그 유가족에 대해 심심한 위로를 전합니다. 연쇄 총격 사건으로 커다란 충격을 받은 미국내 우리 동포들과 아시아계 커뮤니티에 진심어린 위로를 전합니다.

주미대사관은 최근 증가하고 있는 아시아계 겨냥 혐오범죄를 강력히 규탄하며, 이에 맞서 다양성, 존중, 융화의 가치를 지켜내고자 하는 모든 노력을 지지합니다. 대사관은 앞으로도 미국 관계기관 및 치안당국과 긴밀히 협력하여 각종 혐오범죄로부터 우리 국민들을 보호하기 위한 노력을 지속해 나갈 것입니다.

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the victims of the tragic shootings that took place on March 16 in the Atlanta Metropolitan area and extend deepest sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones. I would like to offer my sincere sympathies to all Korean-Americans and Asian-American communities in the United States distressed by this tragedy.

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns anti-Asian hate crimes which have increased recently, and reaffirms its support for all the efforts to uphold values of diversity, mutual respect, and co-existence. The Embassy will continue to make every effort to protect Koreans from hate crimes in cooperation with the law enforcement authorities of the United States.

The following is a growing list of organizations supporting the Worldwide Vigil for the Victims of the Atlanta Shooting on March 26, 2021.

Host: Korean American Coalition (KAC) Metro-Atlanta and KA Vote
Co-chairs: Korean American Coalition (KAC) National and Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) 
Special Recognition: White House Office of Public Engagement, Korean American Members of Congress (Andy Kim, Young Kim, Michelle Steel, and Marilyn Strickland), Embassy of Republic of Korea

In alphabetical order
Action One Korea
Act to Change
Adventure Theatre MTC
AFSCME Local 829
Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Allogene Therapeutics
Also Known As
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Committee (AJC) – Atlanta
American Jewish Committee (AJC) – Los Angeles
Anti Defamation League (ADL) – Los Angeles
Apex For Youth
ASIA Families
Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia
Asian American Action Fund – Georgia
Asian American Pacific Islander Support Crew-San Diego
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA)
Asian American Society of Central Virginia
Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC)
Asian American Voters Alliance
Asian Culture And Education Society USA
Asian Mental Health Professionals of Georgia
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus of Alameda County
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
Asian Pacific Islander Community Leaders Coalition of Oregon
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON)
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) – San Francisco Peninsula Chapter
Asian Services in Action, Inc.
Asians For Justice
Asians in LA
Asian Women’s Christian Association
Asian Women For Health
Atlanta SeSaMo
Bayanihan Collective
BIBA! Chamoru Kitchen
BogEum News LLC
Brooklyn For Peace
California State University, Chico First-Year Experience Program
California State University, Monterey Bay – Seaside CA
California State University San Bernardino
California Technological Care
Catalyst Coalition
Catholics For The Common Good – GA
Center for Asian Pacific American Women
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)
Chico State First Year Experience Program
China Insight
Chinese American Citizen Alliance (CACA)- Salinas Lodge
Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) – Portland Lodge
Chinese American Planning Council
City Council of Philadelphia
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
City University of New York
City University of New York- Asian American/Asian Research Institute
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
Colorado Korean Association
Columbia Theological Seminary
Common Sense Democracy
Community Chamber Coalition of Oregon
Community Development YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Council of Korean Americans
Council of Korean Churches of Greater New York (NYCKCG)
CrowdSource Rescue
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
CSUMB Master Of Science Physician Assistant Program
Davis Community Church
Dear Asian Americans
Deokwon Notice
Discover Laos HTX
Diversity Awareness Partnership
East Rock Institute
Ecological Civilization – South Korea
Electronic Arts
EmVision Productions
Erie Chinese Journal
Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)
Federation of Gang Won Do Association of New York Inc.
Federation of Hansik Globalization- North America
Federation of Korean American Associations of North Eastern USA
Federation of Korean Association of Greater New York
Federation of Korean Associations Southeast
Federation of Mid South Korean Associations, USA (FEMSKA)
Fil-Am World Magazine
First Love
For Our Future Action Fund
Fred T. Korematsu Institute
Freedom Society of America
Fresno State COSS
Georgia Advocates For Crime Prevention
Georgia Rep. Sam Park
Gift of Warmth Bangladesh
Global School of Missions
Gray Publishers, LLC
Greater Lansing Open Soccer
Growing Together
Gyeonggi-do Disabled Persons Council
Gyeonggi-do Philharmonic
Halbrooke & Elm Strategic Communications
Hawaii Speech Language Hearing Association
Healing Hearts Cooperative
Heritage Park Neighborhood Association
Hispanic Federation
Hispanic Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE)
House of Cigar Inc
House of Korea, Inc.
House of Korea at Balboa Park, San Diego
Human Rights Campaign
Immanuel Fellowship Church
InspirASIAN SoCal Chapter
International Community Health Services (ICHS)
International Korean Educators Network
Invoice Cloud
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – Berkeley Chapter
Japanese American Social Services
Jeondeungsa Temple
Jersey Promise
Jezuba (means “thank you” in Burmese)
Kite Pharma
Korea American Association of NM
Korean Adoptee Association of Georgia
Korean American Association – Delaware
Korean American Association in Long Island
Korean American Association of Albany
Korean American Association of Arkansas
Korean American Association of Austin
Korean American Association of Baton Rouge
Korean American Association of Brooklyn
Korean American Association of Central PA
Korean American Association of Chicago
Korean American Association of Dayton, Ohio
Korean American Association of Delaware
Korean American Association of Eastern Pennsylvania (CPKA)
Korean American Association of El Paso
Korean American Association of Fort Worth
Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta
Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY)
Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia
Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area
Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area
Korean American Association of Houston
Korean American Association of Killen Texas
Korean American Association of Mississippi
Korean American Association of New Jersey
Korean American Association of New Orleans
Korean American Association of Oklahoma
Korean American Association of Palisades Park
Korean American Association of Queens, New York
Korean American Association of Reno
Korean American Association of San Antonio
Korean American Association of San Francisco
Korean American Association of Southern New Jersey
Korean American Association of Staten Island
Korean American Association of the Maryland Metropolitan Area
Korean American Association of the Spokane Area
Korean American Association of Vermont
Korean American Association of Westchester
Korean American Civic Action – Atlanta
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Chicago
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Dallas Fort-Worth
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Denver
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Honolulu
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Los Angeles
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Metro-Atlanta
Korean American Coalition (KAC) National
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Oregon
Korean American Coalition (KAC) San Diego
Korean American Coalition (KAC) Washington
Korean American Community Center of San Francisco & Bay Area
Korean American Community Foundation
Korean American Community Foundation – San Francisco
Korean American Family Service Center
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC)
Korean American Family Services (KFAM)
Korean American Federation of Eastern LA
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles
Korean American Federation of Utah
Korean American Federation of Utah
Korean American Photography Association
Korean American Power Social Network
Korean American Professional Network
Korean Americans for Political Action (KAPA)
Korean American Society of Connecticut
Korean American Society of Massachusetts
Korean American Society of Virginia
Korean American United Foundation (KAUF)
Korean American Women’s Association of the USA (KAWAUSA)
Korean American Women’s Association of the USA (KAWAUSA) – NY
Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF)
Korean Canadian Cultural Association of Metropolitan Toronto
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS)
Korean Consulate General in Atlanta
Korean Consulate General In Los Angeles
Korean Martyrs Catholic Church
Korean National Culture Shenyang Society
Korean Pungmul Institute – San Diego
Korean Society of Oregon (KSO)
Korean Women International Network SF
Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC)
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
Law Office of Maximilian Lee
League of Women Voters of Torrance Area (California)
Liberty’s Promise
Los Angeles County Asian American Employees Association (LACAAEA)
Marilyn M. Robertson M.D., Inc.
Michael Yang Capital Management, LLC
Minority People’s Email Network (MPEN)
Mixed Roots Foundation
MOUSA – Muslims of Usa
Movement for a People’s Party
Mt. San Antonio College
Murray Hill Merchant Association
Murray Hill Merchants Association
Muslim Student Association
NAACP – Los Angeles, CA
NAACP – New York State Conference
NAACP – Ohio Conference
Nanum Foundation
National Asian American Coalition
National Association of Asian American Professionals
National Association of Asian American Professionals – Tennessee chapter
National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF)
National Korean Studies
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Peace Corps Association
NC Hankookin News
Network of Korean American Leaders (NETKAL)
New Georgia Project
New Portland Foundation
New York Church Council Total
NGO Police
NoVA Weekend Warriors
NY Nanum Foundation
OneWorld Now!
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association, Diversion & Inclusion Committee
Oregon Department Of Justice
Oregon National Organization for Women (NOW)
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Asian Pacific Advocates – Greater Seattle
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Central Virginia
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Dallas Fort-Worth Chapter
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater Chicago
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) – Greater Chicago
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Las Vegas
Our Church – New York
People In Solidarity With The Families of Sewol Ferry Victims
Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym
Philadelphia Councilmember (At-large) Helen Gym
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon
Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Pilipino Worker Center
Pink Unicorn World
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
Port of Seattle
Pratt & Whitney
Princeton Theological Seminary
Protect Oakland Chinatown
Public Counsel
Queens Residents and Voters Coalition
R&R Partners
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions
REMAX Estate Properties
Research Institute for Counseling & Education (RICE)
Richmond Area Multi-Service, Inc.
Rising International
S & C Global Group
San Diego Filipino Cinema
San Diego Korean Parents Association
San Jose State University MLIS Graduate Program
SaSaSe – Atlanta
Sasase – Ottawa, Canada
Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA)
Sejong Korean School Hayward CA
Semah Inc.
Seoul National University Alumni Association – NorthEast
Serve Illinois Foundation
Seton Hill University
Sherwood Montessori
Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception – Atlanta, GA
South Bay Chinese Club
South Korean Assemblyman Kim Min-ki
St.Martin Cho Law
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Stacey Gray PC
Stop Asian American And Pacific Islander Hate, Columbia SC
Student California Teachers Association
Studios Architecture
Taylored 4U Enterprises, LLC
Temple Rodef Shalom of Falls Church, VA
The Adoptee Group
The Lever Fund
The Momentary
Turtle Island Institute
Two Cranes
U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock
Unique Sweets
Vietnamese Boat People
Voice of Vietnamese Americans
When They See Blue
Women Of Praize
Women’s Biz Coop
Working Families Party
Wright State University
Young Art Foundation in New York
Younglak Church, South Korea
Yuen Foundation
100 Suits for 100 Men
31 Suns Studio
4 Pointes Church
9/11 Environmental Action
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