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Plus, resources to support the AAPI community.
It’s Friday, finally...
Here at The Incline, we have a deep love for our city — and everyone in it. But we can’t claim our love without fighting against hate.
The attacks in Atlanta this week killed eight people, six of them Asian women. And while this happened far from Pittsburgh, it reflects a larger, heinous trend of violence against Asians since the beginning of the pandemic. But of course, history shows it didn’t start then.
Pitt and Carnegie Mellon are working together to study and learn ways to stop the spread of extremist hate with the Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center, which will be led by experts across a wide range of specialties: computer science, data science, social science, psychology, psychiatry, ethnicity, and more.
But how do we, as citizens of the city “stronger than hate,” make an impact?
The Pittsburgh chapter of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance published a letter earlier this month asking for other organizations to stand in solidarity. For more ways to help, here’s a list of organizations worth donating to, and you can always order take-out from these Asian restaurants around town.
In other news today: More people will be eligible to receive a vaccine, a historical recognition long overdue, cookies that inspire, and a city step test you have to take.