It takes all of us to create change. Hate is a virus, and it’s time we stand with our Asian brother and sisters in the AAPI community to put a stop to all of this.
AAPI Groups to Follow
Stop AAPI Hate
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Americans Journalists Association
- Statement (Feb. 11, 2021): “AAJA Condemns Anti-Asian Racism and Challenges Newsrooms to Prioritize Coverage of Anti-Asian Violence”
OCA-Asian Pacific American Resources
AAPI Women Lead
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Red Canary Song (grassroots collective of Asian sex workers & allies)
Asian Mental Health Collective
- Subtle Asian Mental Health FB Group
- Asian Mental Health Professionals FB Group
- APISAA Therapist Directory
Welcome to Chinatown NYC
AAPI Journalists/Reporters/Writers to Follow
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post
Julia B. Chan, KQED
Kimmy Yam, NBC
Cecilia Lei, Vox
Nicole Hong, The New York Times
Janice Yu, Fox 5 Atlanta
Chenue Her, NBC Atlanta
Dion Lim, ABC7 News, San Francisco
CeFaan Kim, ABC7 News, New York
Han Li, World Journal – San Francisco Bureau
Betty Yu, KPIX-TV, San Francisco
Tracy Jan, The Washington Post
Kyung Lah, CNN
Wejia Jiang, CBS News
Jessica Prois, NBC Asian America
Frances Wang, CBS Miami
Marian Lu, The Washington Post
Shawna Chen, Axios
Karen K. Ho, Quartz
Nicole Dungca, Washington Post
Andrew Peng, The Yappie
Cecilia Kang, The New York Times
Vicky Nguyen, NBC News
Ericka Cruz Guevarra, KQED
Vivian Ho, The Guardian
Nicole Chung, Slate
Alice Wong, Editor of “Disability Visibility”
Moriah Balingit, Washington Post
Teresa Watanabe, The Los Angeles Times
Connie Wang, Refinery29
Mia Sato, MIT Technology Review
AAPI Authors/Researchers to Follow
Michelle Kim, diversity/equity/inclusion
Connie Wun, race/gender/multiracial solidarity
Min Jin Lee, identity/immigrant/family author
Nancy Wang Yuen, sociologist
Joey S. Kim, identity/model minority myth/literature
Arissa Oh, race/gender/family/migration author
Amber Akemi Piatt, violence prevention/clinical psychology
Sherry Wang, social justice/anti-racism
May-lee Chai, immigration/race
Kevin Nadal, gender/sexuality/psychology/law and order
Jenn (Reappropriate), race/feminism
How to Support Your Mental Health Right Now
For AAPI Journalists: AAJA is hosting The Space on Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. EST. It’s a facilitated, off-the-record conversation to share your feelings, experiences and thoughts, with two professional therapists. Register here.
MORE FROM AAJA: Mental Wellness Resources For AAPI Community
More Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC) Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Line:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ ( 1-800-273-TALK )
Asian Languages: 1-877-990-8585
Crisis Text Line:
Text CONNECT to 741741
Ways to Get Involved
Report anti-Asian hate incidents to Stop AAPI Hate: to report an anti-Asian hate incident or crime, fill out an online form. Languages available: English, 中文(繁體), 中文(简体), 한국어, Tiếng Việt, 日本語, Tagalog, ไทย, មែរ, Lus Hmoob, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, हिन्दी.
REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS (made on 3/18/21): to help a group of SF-based community members organize an AAPI Stop Hate Rally and sign up for a newsletter as well. Fill out this Google doc form.
REQUEST FOR STORIES: @tellasianstories is an Instagram account collecting and posting Asian experiences of racism to break down the model minority myth. Created and operated by Amanda Sun. Share your experiences as an AAPI on this google doc form (young folks are especially welcome!).
Note: All responses are kept confidential; only ethnicity and age are revealed.
BYSTANDER TRAINING DATES AND TIMES:
- March 29 at 3:00 PM ET/ 2:00 PM CT/ 1:00 PM MT/ 12:00 PM PT/ 10:00 AM HST. Register Here
- April 20 at 2:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM CT/ 12:00 PM MT/ 11:00 AM PT/ 9:00 AM HST. Register Here
CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING DATES AND TIMES:
- April 2nd, 2021. 1:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM CT/ 11:00 AM MT/ 10:00 AM PT/ 8:00 AM HST. Register Here
- April 21, 2021. 4:00 PM ET/ 3:00 PM CT/ 2:00 PM MT/ 1:00 PM PT/ 11:00 AM HST. Register Here
HOW TO RESPOND TO ANTI-ASIAN HARASSMENT TRAINING DATES AND TIMES:
- April 2nd 2021. 5:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM CT/ 3:00 PM MT/ 2:00 PM PT/ 12:00 PM HST. Register Here
- April 15 2021. 6:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM CT/ 4:00 PM MT/ 3:00 PM PT/ 1:00 PM HST. Register Here
Complimentary Self-Defense Classes – Oakland, CA (Virtual class also offered)
Four-class sessions of self-defense class will be held in response to the violence and to empower one to learn self-defense skills and perhaps teach those skills to others in the community.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS April 14th, 21st, and 28th. 7-9pm
SUNDAY NIGHTS May 9th, 16th, and 23rd. 7-9pm
MONDAY NIGHTS May 10th, 14th, and 24th. 7-9pm
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS May 12th, 19th, and 26th. 7-9pm
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS June 2nd, 9th, and 16th. 7-9pm
VIRTUAL (will send link)
Ways to Get Involved: Upcoming Solidarity Events
3/24: #StopAsianHate Online Day of Solidarity
3/27: Stop Asian Hate Protest – Greater Seattle Area
4/17: Stop Asian Hate Rally & Vigil – Austin, TX
- In the coming weeks OCC will be finalizing its Volunteer Strolling Program, a pilot extension to their current Chinatown Clean Ambassador Program. We will start with weekly shifts on Monday afternoons. Please keep an eye out for more information, and in the meantime you can watch this short video about the difference the Ambassador program makes in the community.
- Little Saigon in Eastlake is also building up their Peace Ambassador Program, hosted by Trybe, and would love for volunteers to join them on Monday and Fridays from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, meeting up at Clinton Park. For more information and to sign up, please email Andrew Park at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also consider supporting their fundraising efforts for their Peace Ambassador Program to serve Little Saigon and Eastlake.
- OCA-East Bay are restarting their Pick-It-Up Chinatown to help out where they can. They will gather on Sunday, March 21st 11am-2pm @ Madison Park and go out throughout Chinatown. For more info people can RSVP to email@example.com. Supplies are limited, so bring your own brooms/supplies if you have them.
Compassion in Oakland: If you’re interested in volunteer as a chaperone:
Specific Roles Needed for Compassion in Oakland:
Volunteer Shift Leads: Arrive a few min early in order to brief volunteers, debrief volunteers and collect lanyards and other distributed materials, be on call if any issues arise. Meet cool people and have fun! ( 3-6 hrs/ week)
Social Media Coordinator / Community Manager: Coordinate with Content creator and Copywriter to run social media content, CIO campaigns and manage marketing for fundraisers. Schedule social media content posts, collaborate with other online companies or public figures. Manage social media communication. (Estimated 5 hrs/week )
Content Creator: Create social media content and campaigns. Promote Compassion in Oakland’s services, projects, and media features by developing visual content for our social channels and marketing materials. Work closely with our Copywriter. (Estimated 5 hrs/week )
Copywriter: Help us write marketing and promotional materials for Compassion in Oakland. These materials can range from promotional materials to website/email copy. We are looking for someone to help ensure that all copy is consistent with Compassion in Oakland’s mission by writing, editing, and proofing materials. (Estimated 5 hrs/week )
Translation Services: Chinese, Vietnamese, or whatever language you are proficient in. Help us translate copy for marketing, social media and the website. (Estimated 1-2 hrs/week )
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California (San Gabriel Valley) Opportunity: Compassion in Oakland has expanded to the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. The group is currently looking for volunteers to chaperone elderly people in SGV as well as more leadership-level help (volunteer management, POD leaders, fundraising, etc.) Fill out this form to join Compassion in Oakland SGV.
Leadership team is kicking off canvassing next weekend. First volunteer onboarding session on Monday, March 29th. If folks sign up via the volunteer form, they will follow up with a link to join. All-volunteer canvassing kicks off the weekend of April 3rd! Visit the group’s website here.
~LET’S FILL THIS SPACE WITH MORE NATIONWIDE OPPORTUNITIES~
Published Work About Recent Violence Against AAPI Community
- Jeong Park (Sacramento Bee)’s Twitter thread translating Korean news coverage of Atlanta shooting
- Kimmy Yam (NBC): “There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year”
- Nicole Hong (The New York Times): “Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?”
- Hua Hsu (The New Yorker): “The Muddled History of of Anti-Asian Violence”
- Patricia Park (Bitch Media): “The Madame Butterfly Effect: Tracing the History of a Fetish”
- Marian Lu & Reena Flores (The Washington Post): “The violence rattling Asian Americans”
- Momo Chang, Sarah Belle Lin, and Darwin BondGraham (Oakland Voices and The Oaklandside): Part One: “Crime, race, safety: what’s really happening in Oakland Chinatown?” and Part Two: “Rising crime, calls for solidarity: a deeper look at what’s happening in Chinatown”
- Li Zhou & Cecilia Lei (Vox; Today, Explained): “The surge of anti-Asian violence”
- Rachel Ramirez and Jerusalem Demsas (Vox): “The history of tensions – and solidarity – between Black and Asian American communities, explained”
- Nancy Wang Yuen (Self): “Anti-Asian Racism Is Taking a Mental and Emotional Toll on Me”
- Michelle Wiley (KQED): “700 Anti-Asian Hate Incidents Reported in Bay Area During Pandemic – True Figures Might Be Even Worse”
- Alexander Chee (Medium): “Anti-Asian Violence Must Be a Bigger Part of America’s Racial Discourse”
- Suzanne Nuyen (NPR): “Anti-Asian Attacks Rise During Pandemic. Read NPR’s Stories On The Surge In Violence”
- Li Zhou (Vox): “The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained”
- Alexa Lee (Vox): “‘We’re both the comfortable and the afflicted”: What gets overlooked when we talk about anti-Asian racism”
- Connie Wun (Elle): “Ignoring The History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence”
- Kim Girard (UC Berkeley): “Haas Voices: How the ‘model minority’ myth hurts Asian Americans”
- Janelle Bitker & Manjula Varghese (San Francisco Chronicle): “There’s been a surge of attacks against Asian Americans.”
- Char Adams (NBC): “How Black people can be strong allies to Asian Americans Right Now”
- New York Mag editors (The Strategist): “50 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities”
AAJA has compiled a more extensive Google spreadsheet tracking anti-Asian incidents coverage.
To submit more AAPI news coverage to the Asian Americans Journalists Association (AAJA), fill out this Google docs form.
Where to Donate Funds Right Now
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) Atlanta survivors fund (for families of Atlanta spa shooting victims)
- Asian Americans Journalists Association (AAJA) (Professional journalism nonprofit supporting over 1,600 members; leading the charge in educating Asian and Asian American coverage for newsrooms and supporting AAPI journalists and members of the media). AAJA released a guide on covering the Atlanta shootings, increased presence on social media, amplified news coverage by AAJA members, and held a mental wellbeing event for AAPI journalists on March 17 (and another on March 21).
- AAPI Journalists Therapy Relief Fund (organized by Sonia Weiser): donate to provide funding for AAPI journalists for mental wellness resources. If you’re an AAPI journalist looking to apply for these funds, fill out this form.
- Stop Asian Hate GoFundMe Fundraisers (general page aggregating different fundraisers across multiple states to support AAPI survivors of violence, purchase personal safety devices for AAPIs, and the general community fund)
- Active: Asian American Community Resource/Dono Post (has extensive list of nationwide organizations and fundraisers to support)
- “61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities” (updated 3/17/21; published by New York Mag editors in The Strategist)
- AAJA Guidance on Atlanta Shootings (created by the only professional AAPI journalism nonprofit with more than 1,600 members across the U.S., this guide urges newsrooms to “take caution with language in news coverage that could fuel the hypersexualization of Asian women, provide context, understand anti-Asian racism and invisibility, and diversify your sources by interviewing and quoting AAPI experts,” amongst many more necessary considerations while reporting on this tragedy.)
- A local coalition of AAPI civil rights, advocacy, and direct service organizations have compiled a list of AAPI community contacts for media.
- Guidance on pronunciation of Atlanta shooting victims’ names: Anchors and reporters: you can get it right the first time around if you follow the lead of the people who know how to pronounce their names. AAJA released another guidance in the form of a video on the pronunciation of the names of the Asian victims in the Atlanta shooting.
- Covering Asia and Asian Americans (AAJA’s guidance for media, newsrooms, journalists, and editors before attempting to accurately and fairly report on the Asian and AAPI community; includes definitions, terminology, concepts, and a whole lot of necessary history you must understand to undergo the task)
- Asian American Support Resources (extensive timeline of recent high-profile violence against AAPIs, historical landmarks and events in Asian American history, and scheduled solidarity events. Created by Chloe Shih, email@example.com)
- Defending Asian women, defending sex workers (Barnard Center for Research on Women)
- Active: Asian American Community Resource/Dono Post (extensive list of nationwide organizations and fundraisers to support)
- Stopping AAPI Hate Resources (The WeChat Project): includes legal and educational resources, community organizations in different states, and sex worker advocacy groups.
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources (made by an Asian employee resource group known as HAAPI)
- Managing Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Managing and coping with racial trauma by Harvard University’s Catherine Teotico, MA and Wenhui Yang, LMHC)
- AAJA Mental Wellness Resources (same resource shared above)Asian Americans in the People’s History of the United States (extensive educational resource highlighting 20+ notable Asian Americans and historical events, and a suggested reading list for pre-K to 12 about Asian Americans)