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Confront and Combat Anti-Asian Racisms

PlanScape Impact(s): Anti Discrimination ; Diversity and Inclusion
Last modified: March 19, 2021 Public Report From OpenBeam




Time Magazine Article 3/17/2021



A recent study from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that while overall rates of hate crimes in the country decreased by 7% in 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 149%. Nearly 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents were reported between March 19, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021, with women reporting hate incidents at 2.3 times the rate of men, according to a report published this week from Stop AAPI Hate. The Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was launched in March 2020 in response to xenophobic sentiments and to track attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.




Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans


Key messages


Stronger together

".. alongside our peer councils—the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage and the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs. For a slight against one of us is a slight against all of us, and despite what many in our world are telling us, we are stronger together. "






Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)





PlanScape Impact(s): Anti Discrimination ; Diversity and Inclusion
Last modified: March 19, 2021 Public Report From OpenBeam

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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