Actor Sandra Oh spoke at a ‘Stop Asian Hate’ demonstration in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 20, encouraging Asian Americans to reach out when they need help.
Footage captured by Rebecca Johnson, a news editor with the Pitt News, a student outlet, shows Oh using a megaphone to address the crowd on Oakland Avenue.
“Pittsburgh, I am so happy and proud to be here with you,” Oh says in the video, thanking the organizers for the “opportunity to be together and to stand together and to feel each other.”
“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 for everyone willing to listen.”
Oh said many in the Asian American community are scared, and encouraged people to reach out to their communities. “As Asian Americans, we just need to reach out our hand to our sisters and brothers and say, ‘help me, and I’m here.’”
“I am proud to be Asian,” Oh says, as the crowd cheers. She leads the crowd in chanting, “I am proud to be Asian, I belong here.”
Oh was one of several speakers to address the crowd. Oh was in Pittsburgh to film a new Netflix series called The Chair. Credit: Rebecca Johnson/The Pitt News via Storyful