With the start of the Lunar New Year and following a surge in anti-Asian hate, Supervisor Gordon Mar was joined by community leaders and the SF Police Department to announce five new public safety programs for the Sunset District, the Asian community and seniors.
SFPD: Crimes Against the Asian Community Increasing
On Sept. 9, SF Supervisor Gordon Mar released aggregated crime victim demographic data for the last six years. The data was provided by the San Francisco Police Department in response to Mar’s formal inquiry to the department for 10 years of data, following a number of high-profile crimes against members of the Chinese community.
Autumn Moon Fest on Sept. 8
Autumn Moon Festival celebrations have been held throughout Asia for more than 1,000 years. The holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon goddess, Chang-O.