"The campaign represents the resiliency of Chinatown and the wider API and immigrant community"
Boston’s Chinatown businesses are being supported against Coronavirus racism through a campaign titled ‘We Love Boston Chinatown’.
Organized by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Chinatown Main Street and the city’s Love Your Block program, a socially-distant clean-up took place on Saturday.
Dozens of volunteers from community organizations, businesses and residents came together to clean the neighbourhood.
Starting from Chinatown gate, the clean up covered over a dozen neighbourhood locations.
The initiative behind the campaign is to back Asian businesses in the area that are combatting Coronavirus racism.
“The We Love Boston Chinatown campaign represents the resiliency of Chinatown and the wider API and immigrant community,” said Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center CEO Ben Hires.
“I’m overwhelmed by the wide community support for the neighbourhood and local businesses following the impact of COVID-19 and increased xenophobia.”
Debbie Ho, Executive Director of Chinatown Mainstreet, added, “Chinatown businesses are hurting financially….businesses need to survive.”
“Chinatown is the core of our culture… as a community, everyone is important and we care.”
Last week, it was revealed that even Asian American children are facing bullying related to Coronavirus.
In related news, NYPD has announced the creation of an Asian Hate Crime Task Force to combat Coronavirus racism.