Nurses to hold vigil demanding an end to acts of racist violence against Asians
RNs at Providence Little Company of Mary in Torrance stand in solidarity with Asian communities
Registered nurses at Providence Little Company of Mary in Torrance will hold a socially distant vigil in solidarity with Asian communities on Friday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Nurses are outraged by the racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian community members that have dramatically escalated since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Racism is a health care issue,” said Lucky Longoria, a registered nurse at Providence Little Company of Mary. “Whether direct injury or emotional trauma, the effects of anti-Asian hate are long lasting. As nurses, it is our responsibility to stand against racism and to protect our community.”
Local singer, actress, and activist, Miki Yamashita, known for her work in the Netflix series Cobra Kai and Disney’s The Lion King, will present her recording of Amazing Grace with piano arrangement and accompaniment by Charlie Kim.
What: Vigil in solidarity with Asian communities
When: Friday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 4101 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503 at the main entrance of the hospital
The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest and fastest growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation with 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and more than 170,000 RNs nationwide.