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Three Years After Vicha Ratanapakdee's Murder: A Continued Quest for Justice Amid Anti-Asian Hate


Join us in a poignant reflection and discussion, marking three years since the tragic murder of Vicha Ratanapakdee and the subsequent quest for justice.


This critical moment underscores the ongoing climate of anti-Asian hate and injustice Special Panel Discussion Topic: Justice for Vicha, Vincent Chin, Michelle Go, and Advocating for the AAPI community

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Vicha Ratanapakdee's

New Stairway Project

Located in San Francisco, the Vicha's Mural Memorial stands as a powerful and poignant tribute to the life and legacy of Vicha Ratanapakdee. Crafted with artistic precision and attention to detail, this memorial serves as a visual representation of remembrance, compassion, and the collective call for justice. Adorning a prominent area, the mural not only commemorates Vicha but also serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by marginalized communities. It acts as a catalyst for dialogue, reflection, and action, urging society to address the pervasive issues of violence and discrimination that persist within our midst.

The mosaic artist conceived of staircase is a tribute to Grandpa Vicha, using symbols and patterns to depict his life journey across three segments:


1. Origin & Heritage: The lower stairs feature a mermaid and mouse above ocean waves, echoing Songkhla, Thailand – Uncle Vicha's birthplace. This segment pays homage to his roots and local legends.


2. Journey & Struggle: The middle part illustrates the oceanic theme transitioning into Buddhist symbolism, including the iconic wheel and golden fish. It encapsulates Uncle Vicha's challenges and joys in the U.S., intertwined with Buddhist principles of community and teachings.


3. Legacy & Resilience: The upper stairs are adorned with lotus flowers, representing resilience and growth. Lady justice's scale is a nod to Vicha's enduring legacy and the family's fight against discrimination.

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