Listen to Sandra Oh's powerful speech at this Stop Asian Hate rally

"We just need to reach our hands to our sisters and brothers and say, 'Help me,' and 'I am here'"

Sandra Oh
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Sandra Oh is taking a stand against racism, and she's encouraging communities to do the same. 

Following the Atlanta-area shootings that took the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, the Grey's Anatomy alum spoke at a Stop Asian Hate protest in Pittsburgh. Her message might have been brief, but it was certainly powerful. 

Listen to Sandra Oh's speech

"I know many of us in our community are scared, and I understand that," she said through a megaphone. "One way to get through our fear is to reach out to our communities. I will challenge everyone here: if you see something, will you help me? We must understand as Asian Americans, we just need to reach our hands to our sisters and brothers and say, 'Help me,' and 'I am here.'" 

Students at the University of Pittsburgh captured the well-received speech on video and posted it to The Pitt News' YouTube page. Have a look below.

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Additionally, Oh has been vocal on her Instagram page, where she encouraged her followers to donate to funds that have started following the violent attacks, but she certainly isn't the only one. 

Celebrities are speaking out

In the wake of these horrific acts, actors and celebrities are using their platform to advocate for the end of violence and racism. Olivia Munn has asked her Instagram followers to donate to causes that stop Asian hate while actress Lana Condor simply asked for people to check on their loved ones in the Asian community. Even talkshow hosts like James Corden and Trevor Noah are weighing in on the senseless acts during their monologues. 

Visit Stop AAPI Hate online to learn more about the cause. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.