The Unity Against Hate Rally held in Sacramento on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, was one of more than 23 held around the world in solidarity with the AAPI community. The rallies were intended to unify the voices of allies and members of the community to take action against acts of hate on Asian Americans and all other communities. It is imperative that we stand against verbal and physical violence perpetrated on Asian Americans. We are in the fight for justice together and we will fight to end hate crimes and discrimination one act of unity at a time.
18 Rallies were held in the U.S., including: Sacramento(California), Washington(D.C.), Bristol(Tennessee), Cincinnati(Ohio), Cleveland(Ohio), Columbus(Ohio), Davis(California), Fremont(California), Fresno(California), Houston(Texas), Los Angeles(California), New York(New York), Dallas(Texas), Orange County(California), San Diego(California), San Mateo(California).
The photos below are a glimpse into the rally held at the steps of the Capitol.
Hundreds of people from various backgrounds and communities attended and CA/HI State Conference NAACP Executive Director Betty Williams addressed the crowd with an uplifting message.
Executive Director Williams also accepted an award on behalf of the CA/HI State Conference NAACP presented by Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) at their event celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Month. The award was presented in recognition of the CA/HI NAACP’s participation in the United Against Hate Rally.