There seems to be no letup in the attacks on Asian Americans since the coronavirus began spreading.
Nelson is one of the community leaders taking part in a virtual conference this week aimed at protecting Asian Americans from hate crimes.
The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, which sponsored the conference, said the goal is to prevent hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Most of the hate crimes against Asian Americans tracked by the FBI and a community tracking tool have been reported in California.
Vilchez told KCBS Radio the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center is looking into about 100 reported hate crimes against Asian Americans in the Bay Area alone.