With the recent rise of anti-Asian racism, it is important to stand in solidarity and support the Asian communities in any way we can.
Although the #StopAsianHate movement has started in the United States, Asian communities face discrimination in many other countries. In France, after the pandemic spread, French Asians started sharing their stories of abuse that happened in public transport and on social media. They started the hashtag #JeSuisPasUnVirus to bring awareness and stop the hatred. A small way we can help is by supporting local Asian-owned businesses here in Paris! Discover delicious restaurants where you can buy food to go near PCA as well as great supermarkets around Paris to shop for groceries!
Restaurants near campus:
Bep: 102 Rue la Fayette, 75010 Paris
PITAYA Thaï Street Food: 70 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
Nouilles Ceintures: 69 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris
Ma Kitchen: 85 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris
Kashmir House: 36 Rue de Chabrol, 75010 Paris
Mussubi: 89 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris
In addition, there are also wonderful Asian supermarkets where you can buy authentic ingredients and supplies to make yourself a nice dinner at home. If you aren’t much of a chef, there is also a diversity of snacks, drinks and ready-made meals.
Supermarkets around Paris:
Tang Frères: 168 Avenue de Choisy, 75013 Paris
K-Mart Opera: 4-8 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75001 Paris
Paris Store: 8-10 Rue de l’Évangile, 75018 Paris
Sou-Quan: 35 Place Maubert, 75005 Paris
Ace Opera: 43 Rue Saint-Augustin, 75002 Paris
New Asia Market: 230 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris
Maison HUANG: 5 Rue de l’Échiquier, 75010 Paris
Apart from supporting shops and restaurants in Paris, there are also many other ways to support the Asian communities, and especially Asian Americans. You can donate to different organizations and buy from Asian-American-owned businesses online!
Here is a very informative article to guide you through all the different organizations you can support and donate to, and here is another article giving you a list of different Asian American-owned businesses to buy from online.