Vigil for ESEA Lives Lost during the Covid-19 Pandemic
On 10 April 2021, Hackney Chinese Community Services held an online vigil for ESEA lives lost during the pandemic jointly organised with Jenny Lau and Angela Hui.
There was a one-minute silence and a reading, All the Ways we are Erased, by Sharlene Teo. The reading was focussed on the murders of 6 Asian women in Atlanta, USA on 16 March 2021 and does contain some strong language.
There was a collective name-reading led by Susie Lau and Francis Fernando. Francis Fernando is the founder of Filipino Nurses Association UK, fnauk.org.uk. FNA UK was founded in July 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a forum for Filipino nurses in the UK to network and discuss issues of collective interest.
The list of names included the Atlanta shooting victims, murder victims in the UK, and 72 FIlipino healthcare and social care workers in the UK who lost their lives during the pandemic.