Honoring AAPI Lives Lost

It is with heavy hearts that the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Coalition of Wisconsin mourns the lives lost in the shootings that transpired on Tuesday evening in Atlanta, GA. There have been more than 3,800 hate incidents committed against the AAPI community since the pandemic began. This level of communal trauma has already had a significant impact on Asian Americans communities, businesses, and individuals. 

Tonight’s National Day of Healing Vigil will honor the sacrifice of the eight lives lost: 

* Delaina Ashley Yaun
* Xiaojie Tan
* Daoyou Feng
* Hyun Jung Grant
* Paul Andre Michels
* Yong Ae Yue
* Suncha Kim
* Soon Chung Park

From 9pm to 10pm tonight, Friday, March 26th, 2021, we are inviting all of our AAPI communities and the broader community to observe the lighting of the Hoan Bridge in traditional Red and Gold to honor the historical contributions of AAPI communities, organizations, and businesses. There will be 8 red and gold stripes to honor the 8 lives lost in the shootings in Atlanta, GA. 

The AAPI Coalition of WI is also calling for a community-centered approach that implores our allies to stand with us in our collective grief and demand leadership denounce the scapegoating of AAPIs for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other anti-Asian rhetoric.

Hate has no place in our world and we are grateful to everyone at “Light the Hoan” for providing illumination in our times of darkness. May we always remember that we are always much stronger as a collective. 



Mar 26 2021


9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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