A rally to speak out against hate crimes targeting Asian Americans will be held Sunday, March 28 at 5 to 8 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol.
The event is for Asian Americans and allies to remember the victims of the Atlanta shooting and to demonstrate solidarity and support for one another with performances, speeches, pledges and a candlelight vigil.
Wax candles are not permitted at rallies. Instead, the organizers have suggested bringing an LED candle or using a smart phone candle app. Organizers will also provide some LED lights. Organizers have also suggested bringing signs. An arts-and-crafts table will also be provided to make signs there. There will be escorts for participants back to their cars, if needed.
The rally is co-sponsored by 27 Asian American community, arts and religious organizations in Minnesota, with funding from the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and Asian Plaza.