AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Racial Justice Toolkit
Note: links below are provided for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the University.
ACKNOWLEDGE AND RAISE AWARENESS TO ANTI-ASIAN RACISM RESOURCES
Trainings and Guidance
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism (Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
- Bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment (hollaback and Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
- How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism (Learning for Justice)
- Classroom Resources and Tips to Address Anti-Asian Discrimination (We are Teachers)
- 5 “D’s” of BEING AN UPSTANDER (PDF)
- FORBES: CALL FOR ACTION
- AAAJ: DONATE TO VICTIMS + FAMILIES
- NAPABA: HATE CRIME RESOURCES
- NAT GEO: US’S HISTORY OF SCAPEGOATING AAPIS
- HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: COVID AAPI RACISM
- GUIDE TO BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
- Learn about API history UC Berkeley’s Timeline of Chinese Immigration
- What API ERGs can do in the wake of anti-API violence
- The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S.
- Why we must talk about the Asian-American story, too
- A Conversation About Race, Identity, and Discrimination with my 6-year old
- Yes, Viruses Used To Be Named After Places. Here’s Why They Aren’t Anymore
- How Asian Americans Are Reckoning With Anti-Blackness In Their Families
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
- 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now (Michelle Kim)
- How to respond to “riots never solve anything!
- South Asians and Black Lives (Deepa Iyer)
- The coronavirus and the long history of using diseases to justify xenophobia
- Asian People Are Being Targeted By Racist Attacks. Here’s How You Can Be An Ally
- 6 Ways Asian Americans Can Tackle Anti-Black Racism in Their Families
- Why research on South Asian American kids matters
- Hasan Minhaj’s “New Brown America”
- Liberal Fascination With “Islam-Lite” and the Humanizing Muslims Industry
- Teachers don’t know much about South Asian American students
- The Data on South Asian American Student Experiences (K-12)
- The Great (South Asian) American Road Trip
- Are We Wrong to Call Americanized Chinese Food ‘Inauthentic’?
- How Racism Created America’s Chinatowns
- Ending Affirmative Action Will Hurt Us All
- How Asian Americans Remade Suburbia
- In the Outrage Over Discrimination, How Do We Define ‘Asian American’?
- 10 Times Asian Americans Took On Systemic Racism in 2016
- Why Are Asian Americans Politically Invisible?
- The Burden of Being Asian American on Campus
- The Problem With “Aladdin”
- Law schools are filled with Asian Americans. So why aren’t there more Asian judges?
- The Emergence of Yellow Power
- Asians Do Therapy, – Conversations with Asians and Asian Americans on both sides of the couch. Hosted by Yin J. Li, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Rad Chinese – Podcast recordings of a grassroots Chinese org’s discussions to reveal systems of oppression and help us work towards alternatives
- New Books in Asian American Studies
- Sweet and Sour – a podcast exploring different facets of the Asian American experience
- Yo, is this Racist? – Intersectional discussions of contemporary racial issues and reactions
- Nancy Podcast – Exploring LGBTQIA+ narratives and the intersections of race, abilities, etc
- Project Voice – Project Voice is a podcast series dedicated to increasing visibility on issues that Asian/Asian American women face daily as well as providing a platform where their community can go to for guidance and resources
- Misfortune Cookies,-Launched in November of 2020 by friends Karl and Rachel, this podcast provides a space for Asian Americans to share their mental health stories while working to destigmatize conversations about the topic in the Asian American community.
- Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States By Lon Kurashige
- WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
- Who We Be by Jeff Chang.
- The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World
- ASIAN AMERICAN DREAMS: The Emergence of an American People
- Educational Video Series: PBS: “Asian Americans”
- Array 101: Learning Companion to “When They See Us” (Ava DuVernay, Netflix)
- “When They See Us” is a Netflix 4-part miniseries about the false accusation and prosecution of the Central Park Five.
- Learning Companion to Netflix’s “13th” (Ava DuVernay, Netflix)
- “13th” is a Netflix documentary that explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the US.
- The Real Green Book: A Guide to Freedom Documentary
- Defeating Hate: What are Hate Crimes and How We Can Stop Them
- Pandemic and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans: From Past to Present
- The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Learning Together is an online exhibition curated with love are sharing these wonderful resources. To view cick on the images.
Social MediaFollow, support, and amplify community organizations doing the work:
Organizations and Resources for AAPI Professionals
- Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Founded in 1972 by a group of Asian American psychologists and other mental health professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of the Asian American Psychological Association is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
- Asian Pride Project Stories of lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer triumphs and struggles in our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities through the eyes of parents, elders, and family.
- Asian Mental Health Collective It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.
Against Anti-Asian Resources
AAPI Hate Incident and Hate Crime Reporting:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
- Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hmong, and Hindi.
- Muslim Advocates records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the American Muslim community.
- OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English.
- Sikh Coalition records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the Sikh American community.
- South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the South Asian, Sikh, Muslim, and Arab communities.
The following resources are available through Stand Against Hatred:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice is part of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Read the report Hate Magnified published by the coalition in January 2019 that details reports submitted to Communities Against Hate.
- “Addressing Prejudices Against Asian Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” virtual panel event, first in the series Racism is a Public Health Issue, co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); GYOPO; and StopDiscriminAsian (SDA). Features Cathy Park Hong, Jeff Chang, Russell Jeung, Bowen Yang, and Anicka Yi. Thursday, May 7 from 4-5:30 PM PST. Event date passed
- Stand Against Hate: Tracking hate through reporting stories of anti-Asian incidents organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Stand Against Hate
- Stop AAPI Hate: Report forms/records of hate crimes against Asian Americans coordinated by The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University
- StopDiscriminAsian (SDA) is a coalition of workers within arts and culture, who are confronting the racism, xenophobia, and violence towards diasporic Asians that have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- All Americans Movement: A cross-cultural campaign– affiliated with former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang– mobilizing partnerships in support of marginalized communities most affected by COVID-19.
- Anti-Racism Response Network: AAPI Civic Engagement Fund will be the hub for centralizing AAPI organizing and advocacy of AAPIs during this COVID and presidential election year while advancing a racial and intersectional framework and responding to anti-Asian violence and racism
- Asian American Feminist Antibodies: Care in the Time of Coronavirus: a digital zine offering art, writing, and strategies for survival and self-and collective care from Asian American Feminist Collective and Bluestockings NYC
- Care Package: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s digital care package offering poems, films, and meditations during this time
- Corona Conversations East and West: special CUNY Online bulletin about coronavirus and Asian American communities, soliciting writing of all genres by April 30th (digital publication in May, print publication in the fall). Submission deadline passed
- Digital Town Hall: A Conversation on the Asian American Experience: Hosted by Center for Asian American Media, WETA, and Asian American community leaders on April 30th, this virtual conversation will bring together journalists, media makers, artists, elected officials, and philanthropists to explore how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans during COVID-19. Event date passed
- GYOPO COVID-19 Response Fund: GYOPO is a coalition of Korean diasporic artists, cultural producers, and others in L.A. that has developed a response fund and is doing other covid-related programming and work.
- Storytelling in the time of COVID-19 webinar: Story Center offers a free weekly webinar on storytelling and documentation in the time of COVID
- The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and their Stop Hate project to provide assistance to those impacted by hate. Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-9-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.