In the last year, there have been more than 6,600 incidents of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) reported in the United States, including numerous attacks on AAPI people and AAPI-owned businesses in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area. While the Dimond has been spared the upsurge in anti-AAPI violence, we recognize the marginalization of AAPI people is nothing new and that change requires continuous effort from all corners of our community. As leaders in both the Dimond District and the wider Oakland community, the Dimond Improvement Association has a critical responsibility in advancing the march towards justice. We stand in solidarity with the AAPI members of our community, including the numerous AAPI people who live, work, and visit the Dimond District. #StopAAPIHate
If you or someone you know in our community has been the victim of Anti-Asian violence, the DIA can help:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with City of Oakland resources.
- Join the DIA’s Public Safety Committee, which partners with the Oakland Police Department to address crime and violence in the Dimond District.
- Provide feedback on your overall experience in the Dimond via one of our community or merchant surveys.