Updated: Aug 4

We would like to acknowledge the pain and grief our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is feeling after the horrific killings in Georgia last week.

As non-Asian practitioners of acupuncture, BAC and our community of patients and volunteers benefit tremendously from East-Asian culture and knowledge. We acknowledge our privilege in being able to share this medicine with you without experiencing micro-aggression, harmful biases, hateful racism and violence.

These murders again bring to light the deep rooted racism, xenophobia, white-supremacy, and misogyny in our culture. While the pandemic has certainly increased Anti-Asian sentiment in our communities, this is not new. Please join us in learning from the AAPI community about the history of Anti-AAPI violence and how we can take action against it in support of AAPI lives. Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the victims of this tragedy: Soon Jung Park (박순정), 74. Hyun Jung Grant (김현정), 51. Soonja Kim (김순자), 69. Yong-ae Yue (유영애), 63. Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33. Paul Andre Michels, 54. Xiaojie Tan, 49. Daoyou Feng, 44.

Ways you can support the AAPI community:

*Come together in vigil for Asian American hate crime victims tomorrow, March 23rd at 6:30pm at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial: https://fb.me/e/10KVIfmPO

*Listen to the words of joy and struggle from Rep. Sue Chew for Idaho Legislature, our District 17 Idaho State Representative, shared with us by Inclusive Idaho: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlFmgq7dniw

*Learn about and support the work of Stop AAPI Hate: www.StopAAPIHate.org

*For those who have the means, donate to victims and families of AAPI hate and/or grassroots organizations working to #StopAsianHate : www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate

*Learn one piece of Anti-Asian history in our own back yard: https://boiseplanning.wordpress.com/.../the-forgotten.../