NaFFAA Day of Hope by Bituin Aquino

NaFFAA to Host "Day of Hope" Virtual Rally for Asian American Victims of Violence

April 19, 2021 (WASHINGTON, DC) - The newly created Hate Crime Task Force of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) seeks to honor the Asian American victims of violence and hate by hosting a coast-to-coast “Day of Hope”, a virtual rally/vigil on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00PM PT | 4:00PM ET. 

This event will provide a safe space for the sharing of prayers, stories, and hopes for the future. 

During this event, speakers such as NaFFAA’s President/National Chairman Brendan Flores and other Community Advocates of the Task Force (Chris Rivera, Ben Manor, Rozita Lee, Lara Gregory, Katrina Hernandez, and Phillip Smith) will be presenting remarks regarding the goals and hopes of the Task Force during this event. 

Join NaFFAA and Community Leaders across the United States as we share experiences of being Asians in America, our action plans, recommendations and hopes for the future.

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With messages from:
H.E. Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, Philippine Ambassador to the US
Hon. Rachelle Arizmendi - Mayor, Sierra Madre, California
Hon. Ron Falconi - Mayor, Brunswick, Ohio
Hon. Juslyn Manalo - Mayor, Daly City, CA
Hon. Melissa Ramoso - Mayor Pro Tem, Artesia, California
Hon. Malia Vella - Vice Mayor, Alameda, California
Hon. Sofia Aragon - City Council Member, Burien, Washington
Brendan Flores - President/ National Chair, NaFFAA
NaFFAA Hate Crimes Task Force Community Advocates:
Chris Rivera, Phoenixville, PA
Ben Menor, San Jose, CA
Rozita Lee, Las Vegas, CA
Lara Gregory, New York, NY
Katrina Hernandez, Las Vegas, NV
Philip Smith, Indianapolis, IN
and more.