"For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful to everyone willing to listen," Oh says in video posted on social media. "One thing that I know is that many in our community are very scared, and I understand that. And one way to go through our fear is to reach out to our community."
"To everyone here… I will challenge everyone here, if you see something, will you help me? If you see one of our sisters and brothers in need, will you help us?" she continues, as people yell back, "Yes!" "We must understand, as Asian Americans, we just need to reach out our hand to our sisters and brothers and say, 'Help me and I'm here.'"
She then shouts, "I am proud to be Asian! I belong here!"
BREAKING: Sandra Oh speaks at a “Stop Asian Hate” demonstration in Oakland to about 250 people.
Earlier this week, a string of shootings involving three Atlanta-area spas took place with eight people killed in the attacks, six of those people being of Asian descent. During a Wednesday press conference, police announced that a 21-year-old man had been arrested for and confessed to the rampage, though he claimed it wasn't racially motivated.