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One Place One Race
One Place One Race
One Place One Race
One Place One Race (d.b.a. Through Peace) is a non-profit organization committed to serving BIPOC marginalized communities. Our mission is to elevate public safety for vulnerable communities by providing education, resources, and empowerment. We believe that by creating programs and resources that support the BIPOC community, we can empower individuals to take control of their safety and create a safer world for all. Through our work, we strive to promote equity and justice for all people. One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) : Hate Crime Book emerged as a response to the growing concerns and fears of Esther Lim for the safety of her Korean American parents in the early months of 2020. As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, negative rhetoric surrounding the virus, often labeling it as the "Chinese virus," began to circulate in the media and among political leaders. Unfortunately, this rhetoric fueled public stigma against Asians, leading to the emergence of harmful stereotypes and acts of violence. Esther noticed that a significant number of the victims targeted by these hate crimes were of East Asian descent, particularly the elderly, women, and individuals with limited English proficiency. Distressingly, her parents fit this profile of potential targets. Realizing the difficulty of changing the minds and actions of the perpetrators, Esther felt compelled to equip her parents with a means of defense through education. This drove Esther to create a comprehensive booklet aimed at empowering individuals facing hate crimes.
About the Organization:
$100,000 - $500,000
One Place One Race (d.b.a. Through Peace) organization addresses a significant problem by creating and distributing booklets that help communities recognize and report hate crimes. When Esther Lim, the founder, began researching the rights of hate crime victims, she realized that while the information and resources were publicly available, there was a lack of translated material consolidated in one place. To address this gap, Esther took the initiative to create a booklet in her parents' native language, Korean, and released a PDF version on her Instagram page in April 2020 for free sharing and printing. The response was overwhelming, with numerous requests pouring in for translations in Chinese and Japanese. Esther recognized the importance of spreading this vital information, even though printing the booklets incurred significant costs. The outpouring of requests underscored the urgent need for accessible resources, emphasizing the significance of reaching a broader audience and breaking language barriers to combat hate crimes effectively. Esther Lim self-funded the printing expenses and collaborated with World Mission University, leveraging their connections with senior centers, hospital clinics, and Asian markets to distribute the booklets nationwide. As the height of Anti-Asian hate unfolded in March 2021, the booklets gained further exposure through mass media outlets, both locally and globally. In order to continue to reach minority groups and provide education on how to report hate crimes will require ongoing funding support. One Place One Race (d.b.a. Through Peace) organization has made significant progress in creating and distributing multilingual booklets however there's a great need for sustained financial resources. Since, translating and printing booklets in various languages to effectively reach diverse ethnic communities incurs several costs. Each translation requires professional translators who understand the language variations to ensure accurate and meaningful content. The printing and distribution of physical booklets also entail expenses for materials and production. Currently, One Place One Race (Through Peace) has expanded its reach from the original mission to creating booklets in 13 different languages. This expansion reflects the broader mission of reaching and educating all ethnic minority groups, particularly focusing on low-income individuals, limited English proficiency (LEP) elders, and youth.
One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) implements a range of programs and initiatives that advances our mission of serving BIPOC marginalized communities, elevating public safety, and promoting equity and justice. These programs and initiatives include: Education and Awareness Campaigns: One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) conducts educational campaigns to raise awareness about hate crimes, their impact, and how to recognize and report them. These campaigns aim to educate both the BIPOC community and the general public, fostering a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and promoting empathy and solidarity. Multilingual Resource Development: One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) develops and disseminates multilingual resources, including booklets and informational materials, that empower individuals to understand their rights, recognize hate crimes, and access support. By offering these resources in various languages, the organization strives to break language barriers and ensure accessibility for diverse communities. Community Workshops and Training: One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) conducts workshops and training sessions to equip individuals with practical skills and knowledge to protect themselves and others from hate crimes. These sessions cover topics such as personal safety, conflict resolution, bystander intervention, and effective reporting techniques. By providing these resources, One Place One Race aims to empower community members to actively contribute to safer environments. Partnerships with Community Organizations: One Place One Race (d.b.a Through Peace) collaborates with local community organizations, grassroots initiatives, and advocacy groups to leverage their expertise and expand the reach of its programs. By forming partnerships, the organization can tap into existing networks, access specific communities, and provide tailored support to address the unique challenges faced by different marginalized groups.