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Date: May 14, 2020
On May 11, 2020, Pilipino Workers Center was verbally bombarded by white supremacists with racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigrant remarks during their online townhall.
Content warning: profanity and triggering language.
As a Pilipinx-founded open mic series, Sunday Jump stands in solidarity with Pilipino Workers Center and condemns the racism, misogyny, and xenophobia that continues to impact the greater Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Los Angeles. Refusing to be subjugated to intimidation, fear, or shame, we remain committed to ensure a safe space for marginalized voices to share stories and create genuine connections through the arts. One of our two community guidelines is “free speech, not hate speech.” This principle was formed to protect one another in the face of inequitable power dynamics and systems of oppression. We aim to uplift one another by sharing our experiences. The arts is how we connect and express. It is also how we survive and resist.
To improve safeguards for our AAPI community, we demand accountability for Attorney General Bill Barr and the Department of Justice to increase local and federal resources to prosecute hate crimes as appropriate: http://www.change.org/no-API-hate. Share the video widely and use #RacismIsAVirus to call for the dignity of justice.
Report all incidents of microaggressions, bullying, harassment, and violence to http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate/.
During this time of COVID-19, we must protect one another including from acts of hate, by all means. Today and tomorrow, this ongoing hatred will be overcome by our shared commitment to rise together with love and without shame.
For Pilipino Workers Center, and for all those forced outside the margins.
Sunday Jump Team
Date: March 29, 2020
On March 19, the City of Los Angeles issued the Safer at Home emergency order, calling on all residents to remain at their homes and only travel outside for essential activities, effective until April 19th, and possibly until the end of the month.
As a result, Sunday Jump has decided to shift all programming online. Click the button below for more details on our Facebook page and follow our social media @thesundayjump for updates after our April open mic.
Date: March 13, 2020
In light of current developments pertaining to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are adamant in maintaining public safety with our arts programming in Historic Filipinotown.
Because we expect an intimate turnout of less than 10 attendees, we plan to still have our DIY Papermaking workshop by John DeCastro. Our team will be diligent about practicing thorough hygiene before, during, and after the workshop. Hand sanitizer will be made readily available and soap will be provided for handwashing. To maintain an accurate headcount until capacity, you may register here before 11:59 pm tonight.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, we kindly ask that you rest at home. If symptoms become worse, seek appropriate medical care. We advise that people who are immunosuppressed be particularly proactive about the risks involved.
As recommended by the California Department of Public Health, we strongly encourage the following practices:
Considering how the livelihood of independent artists has been impacted due to the cancellation of activities, we greatly appreciate a $5-10 suggested donation, whether you are attending the workshop or not. A majority of the proceeds will go to our workshop facilitator. Donations are tax deductible and accepted at @thesundayjump on Venmo.
As a community-based organization, our team is dedicated to ensure your safety and wellness, provide access to resources, and immediately inform you about any postponements or cancellations for the rest of the season including our open mics, workshops, and special events.
At this time, our open mic on April 5th is still happening but we are continuing to monitor the situation. Should recommendations to cancel events with groups of 50 or more continue into next month, we will act accordingly and cancel the open mic.
Further resources are listed below:
For any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Jump Team