Fly in Power Pt. 2: What Grows from Your Grief?
Daoyou Feng 冯道佑
Hyun Jung Grant 김현정
Suncha Kim 김순자
Paul Andre Michels
Soon Chung Park 박순정
Xiaojie Tan 谭晓洁
Delaina Ashley Yuan
Yong Ae Yue 유영애
Red Canary Song invites community members and allies to a vigil honoring the eight lives lost in the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16, 2021. The event is taking place in person, outside Queens Public Library at Flushing (41-17 Main St), and will consist of speeches, music, and an altar created by Red Canary Song outreach organizers.
Pay your tribute to an altar dedicated to the victims; bring flowers, candles, and your loved ones. Build a moment of remembrance and solidarity by writing a message to hang by the altar. Let us gather to mourn and stand strong with one another. Together, we will reorient ourselves, overcome fear with love, and imagine beyond police-centered resolutions.
CAN’T MAKE IT? Click “GET TICKETS” to support with a donation AND/OR submit a message of support, which we will translate and put up by the altar for you.
In light of the increased visibility of racist attacks against our Asian communities, we recognize that there is not enough space where first-generation, working-class migrants can name and process this violence. It is even more difficult for massage/sex workers who survive this kind of violence on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, this event is led by and catered to the safety needs and cultural understanding of monolingual Flushing residents and Asian migrant massage and sex workers.
Charlotte, Lisa, and Yin Q for the altar
Jaehee with portraits of the 8 lives lost
Lynn, Esther K, Rui Xu, and Melanie (Apicha) with speeches
KQT Pungmul providing opening and closing music
Flushing Town Hall and APICHA Community Health Center with financial support
Nonviolence Peace Force providing on-site security
SAFETY AND COMMUNITY CARE
We urge you to practice community care and wear masks for everyone’s safety.
We also ask that you be mindful of the space because this is a grief space. Vigils are sacred spaces. People handle and express grief differently, and we want to hold space for those possibilities while still having a safe event. We do not police other people’s behavior, and we ask that people who come to this space do not either. However, if you cause harm to others, you will be asked to leave.
The entrance by Main St is staircase without a ramp. For a wheelchair accessible entrance, you may enter via Kissena Blvd.
*Flushing Queens Public Library (41-17 Main St, 1 min walk)
*136-19 41st Ave (2 min walk)
*37-10 138th St (5 min walk)
All speeches will be delivered in Mandarin, Korean, and English. There will be on-site volunteers and organizers speaking Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
This event will be taking place in front of Queens Public Library at Flushing (41-17 Main St), which is wheelchair accessible.
*Inside Flushing Queens Public Library
*New World Mall (136-20 Roosevelt Ave, 3 min walk)
*For a private bathroom, a volunteer can escort you to a nearby restaurant that agreed to our bathroom use during the vigil. (6 min walk)
*136-19 41st Ave (2 min walk)
All speeches will be delivered in Mandarin, Korean, and English. There will be on-site volunteers and organizers speaking Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.
We will have folding chairs for those to use as needed.
We welcome all requests for accommodations not listed above. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best in our capacity to provide safety and accessibility to all. However, as a small collective, we may not be able to provide certain accommodations for this in-person, outdoor/public event. We welcome feedback for our future events.