Sandra Oh makes a stunning look, speech on the rally “Cease Asian Hate” – The Hollywood Reporter

Sandra Oh made a surprise appearance and brief speech during a Stop Asian Hate rally near downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday.

In a video shared on CBSN Pittsburgh, the actress could be seen speaking to the crowd to express her gratitude for the organizers of the event and for those in attendance who were willing to listen.

“Pittsburgh, I am so happy and proud to be here with you and thank all the organizers for organizing just to give us the opportunity to be together and stand together and feel one another,” Oh told the crowd. “For many of us in our community this is the first time we have been able to express our fear and anger, and I am really so grateful for everyone who is willing to listen.”

She added, “One thing I know is that there are many in our church that are very scared, and I understand that. One way to overcome our fear is to reach out to our community. “The actress then urged everyone to contribute to the protection against violence and to support needy“ sisters and brothers ”:“ If you see something, will you help me? If you see one of our sisters and brothers in need, will you help us? We need to understand that as Asian Americans all we have to do is hold out our sisters and brothers and say, “Help me and I’ll be here.” “

To end her speech, Oh led the crowd in a chant as they recited, “I am proud to be Asian. I belong here. “

Participants in the rally were seen with signs saying “Racism is a virus” and “Stop Asian hatred”.

The demonstration takes place after the Atlanta rampage that killed eight people, six of whom were women of Asian origin. The tragedy has led many to speak out on the increased harassment and violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic.

According to a national report by Stop AAPI Hate, 3,795 racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans took place from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. “The number of hate incidents reported at our center is only a fraction of the number of incidents that actually occur, but it shows how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination and the types of discrimination they face,” the report said.

Lulu Wang, Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim, Mindy Kaling, Trevor Noah and other stars spoke out for the Asian-American community after filming. Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee, also criticized former President Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric as being linked to the increase in violence against Asian Americans.

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