Strength in Helping Others
Written by Gabrielle Ramos
During these times of uncertainty and a lot of remarks and actions being made towards the Asian community, it’s been really difficult to feel unified as a culture. We went our condolences and love to those that have been affected by the horrible things that have been going on in the Asian community. We hear you and we are here for you. Since we are still in a pandemic, it’s been really hard to really help in person, but what’s so great about social media is the accessibility of it. By spreading awareness and sharing stories, we are informing others about the issues that are going on in the community right now. Several of our sisters have been posting links, posts, etc. just helping educate and inform others about the horrendous things that are happening to Asian people.
It is a common “stereotype” for Asian people to be seen as “quiet” and “silent” whenever something bad is happening to them. A lot of individuals in the Asian American community are usually taught to not focus on our mental healths and to simply work hard and persevere, just like how our immigrant parents have. Although we should still work hard, we should also do our best to keep ourselves sane and take care of our mental health. Communication is so important, so speaking up and using our voices is extremely vital.
A few ways that our chapters have been trying to help others was actually supporting our fellow orgs. We recently made a huge order for Alpha chapter’s amazing beanie fundraiser! Great job ladies, your beanies are so cute! We can’t wait to see them. 🙂 Additionally, at SDSU, Alpha Phi Gamma is under USFC, and we participated in raising money for the organization– as it encompasses all of the multicultural orgs at San Diego State University. We need to do our absolute to help and uplift each others, especially during these times.