By Jessica Xiao and Akemi Tamanaha
Hundreds of people attended the Unity March in Washington D.C Saturday afternoon. The March was hosted by a collective of Asian American organizations with the goal of uniting the Asian diaspora with other marginalized communities.
Many marchers were there to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“With yesterday’s repeal of Roe v. Wade, I couldn’t help but mention reproductive justice and since everything is related and as an environmentalist, I had to mention it. AAPI environmental justice is very much needed,” Anh Nguyen, 17, a rising freshman at Yale and intern at OCA Houston told AsAmNews contributor Jessica Xiao.
Jin Ding, the chief of staff of the Center for Public Integrity and a board member for the Asian American Journalists Association, discussed the importance of Asian American media members.
“I’m here to talk about AAPI journalists. When there is injustice, there are journalists and our job is to write a good first draft of history and make sure our communities are reflected in our reprising. It’s important to ensure our newsrooms reflect our communities,” Ding told AsAmNews.