One Detroit’s AAPI Coverage

One Detroit’s AAPI Coverage

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As the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19, it is also battling a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. In a new report, the nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate reported over 6,600 hate incidents over the past year—an increase of 2,800 from the year before. One Detroit has been covering the responses and stories of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southeast Michigan—you can find more of our local coverage below as well as links to resources both local and national.


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‘The Chinese Lady,’ play about first Chinese woman in America, premieres in Michigan

‘The Chinese Lady,’ play about first Chinese woman in America, premieres in Michigan

A fourteen-year-old Chinese girl came to America 190 years ago – said to be the first female Chinese immigrant to set foot here during the 1800s. Now a play, “The Chinese Lady” at the Tipping Point Theatre through March 3, recounts the remarkable life of Afong Moy and her Chinese servant Atung. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits a dress rehearsal of the show and talks with the cast.

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Curtis Chin’s new memoir chronicles life lessons learned in a Chinese restaurant

Curtis Chin’s new memoir chronicles life lessons learned in a Chinese restaurant

In the heart of Detroit’s bygone Chinatown, a vibrant oasis once thrived and diverse patrons, from celebrities to everyday families, shared more than just meals at Chung’s restaurant. Curtis Chin, a Detroit native, author and activist, takes readers on an evocative journey through his upbringing in Detroit’s former Chinatown in his book, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant.”

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Understanding the Differences between Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes:

Hate Incident=Hate Speech but no damage to person or property
Call Michigan Department of Civil Rights
MDCR counts incidents: 800-482-3604

Hate Crime=Hate Speech with damage to person or property
Get to a safe place
Call 911
Call local police; file a report
AG Hate Crimes Hotline 313-456-0180

Local Asian American Organizations:

Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission MAPAAC@michigan.gov
American Citizens for Justice 
Council of Asian Pacific Americans ryan@capa-mi.org
Association of Chinese Americans 313-831-1790
Japanese American Citizens League-Detroit  tbm0306@live.com
Korean American Community Detroit 248-945-9044
Philippine American Community Center 248-443-703
Rising Voices of Asian American Families 


COVID-19 Mental Health Resources: 

Asian American Psychological Association
Yellow Chair Collective


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