Social impact organizations can help stop anti-Asian hate in Canada. Here’s my story.

“I was experiencing misogyny. And I was experiencing xenophobia. I was somehow being both sexualized and hated for my race.”

Why It Matters

Anti-Asian hate is happening in Canada, too — in both blatant and subtle ways. The Vancouver Police Board, for instance, reported a 717 percent increase in reported anti-Asian hate crimes this year. Social impact organizations are well positioned as leaders in their communities — both in dollars and in influence — to stop anti-Asian hate.

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