Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
As collectively respond to hate crimes, such as the tragedy in Georgia in 2021, we must lead with the needs of those most directly impacted at the center: the victims and their families.
We must also stand firm in decrying misogyny, systemic violence and white supremacy. Racist stereotypes about Asians, combined with the hypersexualization of Asian women, put those who work in low-wage jobs at high risk for experiencing racist, sexist attacks. Asian American women in the low-wage workforce are particularly vulnerable to racial and sexual harassment.
We must invest in long-term solutions that address the root causes of violence and hate in our communities. And we must recognize that violence against Asian American communities is part of a larger system of violence and racism against all communities of color, including Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and immigrant communities.
In this time of crisis, let’s come together and build strong communities of trust, where we all feel safe, where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, where all children feel comfortable going to school, and where all our loved ones have the freedom to thrive. #StopAsianHate
You don’t need to wait for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month to teach and celebrate the AAPI community. The history of Asian Americans in the United States is an integral part of American history. Since their arrival as far back as the 1800s, Asian immigrants have contributed to and shaped the way the country is today.
Lesson Plans & Reading Lists
A Resource for Families from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education (in English).
Fact sheets in other languages can be found here.
Georgia-specific: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
- Collective statement A Community-Centered Response to Violence against Asian American Communities (individual and organizational sign-on)
- Donation page Support the families of the victims
- Mutual aid intake form
Services that are being requested:
- Mental health (counseling, healing)
- Immigration legal services
- Interpretation or translation in Asian languages
- Victim advocacy/case management
- Fundraising for victims and their families
- Child care
- Food assistance
Addressing Anti-Asian Hate & Workers Rights
- Asian American Federation
Tips to Deescalate & Protect Yourself in a Threatening Situation
- Report hate crimes & attacks on AAPI Community
- Red Canary Song
The only grassroots Chinese massage parlor worker coalition in the U.S.
- Asian American Advancing Justice—Tell Your Story
Help us track hate. Language Assistance in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and English.
Mental Health & Self-Care
- Asians Do Therapy is an organization dedicated to reducing stigma and increase access to therapy for AAPIs started by licensed therapist Yin J. Li. The site highlights how to navigate getting started finding a therapist, resources as well as sharing the stories of others in therapy.
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) promotes the mental health and well being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
- Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) is an organization dedicated to helping mental health in Asian American communities through research, education, and professional practice. They maintain an evolving list of practical tips and resources:
- AFT & ADAA: Helpful Information and Tips for dealing with COVID-19 & Other Traumatic Events