To Learn About:
Asians were targeted in nearly 3,800 hate crimes this past year.
Why hate crimes are difficult to charge
Important to learn about: The Long, Ugly History of Anti-Asian Racism and Violence in the US
A book on my must-read list, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.
The Next Shark. Asian American news outlet, as many hate crimes against Asians are not in our mainstream media outlets.
Interesting piece about children participating in anti-Asian bullying during the pandemic (and how to address it as the parent of the bully!)
Support Asian businesses and artists. Personally I’m planning on watching Minari this weekend.
And to quote Steven Yeun’s profile in the NYT, “Sometimes I wonder if the Asian-American experience is what it’s like when you’re thinking about everyone else, but nobody else is thinking about you.”
The AAPI Community Fund. Working with trusted AAPI organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society.
Hate is a Virus. A nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Fighting for civil rights and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all.
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. To build collective power with AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over their lives, families, and communities.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service.ACRS provides programs and services in a culturally appropriate setting in order to improve the lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, whether immigrant, refugee or native-born.
Also, please consider following Stop AAPI Hate, Asian American Federation and Advancing Justice Atlanta on Instagram to get involved