Disney has taken to their Instagram to share a message of solidarity with Asian-American Pacific Islanders who have suffered racism and violence amid the ongoing pandemic. They shared resources for those who may be suffering and asked their fans to join in the fight against racism.
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Here is their official post:
The celebration of the Lunar New Year has been marred by the continued wave of violence against Asian-American Pacific Islanders across the United States. We have spent the last week learning and listening to our friends, colleagues, and partners who are most affected. We stand with our AAPI family and want to amplify the voices of the orginizations that fight for civil rights and stand against hate: Asian Americans Advancing Justince- AAJC and Stop AAPI Hate.
Please join us in the important work they’re doing in fighting racism.
This message was shared as the Lunar New Year celebrations are coming to a close. This year, Lunar New Year (The Year of the Ox) was February 12, 2021. Celebrations for the Lunar New year can last a week or more.
Walt Disney Animation took to their Instagram as well to share a message of solidarity. Their latest film, Raya and the Last Dragon will be debuting in theaters and on Disney+ March 5. This film brings a new Southeast Asian princess, voiced by Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, to life in the world of Disney animated feature films.
Disney Animation and the filmmakers of Raya and the Last Dragon are in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American fellow artists, crew members and cast against Anti-Asian hate. We are united in working toward a more inclusive future.
go to capeusa.org/communityaction to learn more from one of our Raya consultants on ways to support and advancingjustice-aajc.org.
You can find out how to pre-order tickets for Raya and the Last Dragon here for its debut on Disney+. If you are a Disney+ subscriber, this film will be a part of Disney+ Premier Access, so you will be able to purchase and watch the film at home before it is released on Disney+ for free.
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Disney has shared similar messages in the past, most notably a video in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Disney continues to show its commitment to being a diverse and friendly company to all.
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