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PAFD Honors Nikki Arriola and Cesar Echnano: Rising Above Hate

In this empowering #SoInformed segment, we reunite with Asian Hate crimes survivors, Nikki Arriola and Cesar Echnano, at LA County’s Largest PAFD.

Supervisor Janice Hahn passionately asserted, “We cannot have a festival like this and celebrate the culture of the Filipino Americans, without saying, we stand together against Asian hate, stronger than ever.”

Nikki Arriola’s heartwarming words expressed their joy and gratitude, saying, “We’re very happy. It uplifts our spirit.”

For Cesar Echnano, his painful experience ignited a lifelong commitment to his community. He shared, “I want to do this for the whole of my life.”

As their powerful talk about Asian Hate stirred emotions, the community rallied behind them.

In the face of adversity, let us unite as one, standing firm against the acts of Asian Hate. Together, we can create a world where love and understanding triumph over bigotry.


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