Statement on the Death of Yao Pan Ma
January 1, 2022 – JCRC-NY mourns the tragic and untimely passing of Yao Pan Ma, 61, a Chinese immigrant who was hospitalized after being the victim of a brutal, unprovoked, anti-Asian attack on April 23rd, 2021. He succumbed to his injuries on December 31st. Our hearts are with his widow, Baozhen Chen, and their family. As New Yorkers continue to witness a steady rise in hate crimes, JCRC-NY stands in solidarity with the Asian communities of New York in our resolve to eliminate hate and violence from our City.
In the coming weeks, JCRC-NY, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, will launch its We Are all Brooklyn Fellowship Against Hate bringing together diverse community leaders and providing them with tools to work together to help rid New York of the hate and bigotry that plagues us.