One Brooklyn– Brooklyn Rally Against Hate and Asian Hate Crimes

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams stood in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall with a wide array of elected officials, faith leaders, and community advocates for a rally against hate.

The rally comes after a series of shootings in the Atlanta, Georgia area earlier this week left eight people dead, six of them Asian women. New York City has also experienced a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year, with 28 reported hate crimes against Asians in 2020, up from three in 2019 — a concerning trend that has continued into the early months of 2021. Borough President Adams and others at the rally will express their solidarity with Asian New Yorkers, and condemn the rhetoric fueling this surge in hate.

WHO: Borough President Adams, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, State Senator John Liu, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, Council Member Robert Cornegy, Council Member Darma Diaz, Brooklyn 43rd Assembly District Leader Shirley Patterson, Brooklyn 54th Assembly District Leader Arleny McCalla, United Clergy Coalition, Churches United to Save and Heal (CUSH), The God Squad, Tabernacle of Praise Cathedral Bishop Eric Garnes, Rehoboth Cathedral Bishop Gerald Seabrooks, New Life Tabernacle Church Bishop Eric Figueroa, Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ of Brooklyn Bishop Dr. Ismael Claudio, Senior Pastor of Pneuma Ministries International Bishop Chantel Wright, God’s Battalion of Prayer Church Pastor Alfred Cockfield, Chinese Planning Council President Wayne Ho, Brooklyn Community Improvement Association President Rosita Pei, parents of deceased New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer Wenjian Liu, Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York Charter President Wai Wah Chin, NYC Residents Alliance President Donghui Zang, Lindsay Park Chinese Association

WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall Steps, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201