BOISE, Idaho — Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Several hundred people turned out in Boise to honor the lives lost in Atlanta, GA.  The vigil was held at Anne Frank Memorial in downtown Boise and also recognized victims of Asian hate crimes — crimes that have seen a 150% increase since the beginning of 2020. 

Speakers at the event include Representative Sue Chew, JACL board member Katie Hirai Niemann, Honorary Consul of Japan in Idaho Ed Klopfenstein, Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee, and Chinese youth speaker Elena Li.