How You Can Help the AAPI Community in America
We compiled resources that aid in the work to #StopAsianHate.
In light of the mass shootings in Atlanta and the continued hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and individuals in America, we've compiled a list of resources including action items and educational tools to get involved, learn more, and become better allies and champions of change and inclusivity.
If you want to learn more about the events in Atlanta and their impact, take a look at this emotional conversation between Drew and Ashley Park, who stopped by the show to address her viral plea to #StopAAPIHate:
ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
Clinical Psychologist Jenny Wang shares incredible resources for protecting the mental health of the AAPI family during this difficult time. Jenny hosts Instagram chats with psychologists, activists, writers and experts on Asian American identity and mental health.
A coalition of journalists and media professionals who are dedicated to diversity in media and the stories we tell. This group works to make sure communities of color are represented fairly and accurately in the media and in news reporting.
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaja
Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aajaofficial/?hl=en
Reporting from Washington Post journalist Michelle Ye Hee Lee.
An account that focuses on redefining what it means to be a modern Asian American woman. Whether it be through posting powerful images of rad women, creating content - from interviews to skincare to straight-up real talk, or designing goodies with the community specifically in mind, the Asian American Girl Club are dedicated to the normalization of the next generation of AAPI women. To give voice, celebrate and create a community.
ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT
This GoFundMe page "Stop Asian Hate: Together, We Can Make a Difference" features in-need GoFundMes so that we can all take action against the horrific and heartbreaking surge in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the US. Support the AAPI Community Fund to uplift and protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Launched in March of 2020, the center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying again Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The group found nearly 3,800 incidents of hate, discrimination, or attacks on Asian Americans from March 2020 through February 2021.
For more information: https://stopaapihate.org/about/
It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
For more information: https://www.asianmhc.org/
Hollaback! operates as a perpetual affront to harassment — in all its forms. We started in 2005 working to end gender-based harassment in public space, also known as street harassment. In 2015, they expanded their mission to work on harassment across all spaces — including online, the workplace, transportation, protests, the polling booth, and all identities — including women, LGBTQ+ folks, Black folks, Indigenous folks, people of color, religious minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and all others who are treated as “less than” just for being who they are.
For more information: https://www.ihollaback.org/
The #ImReady Movement begins with a series of conferences that will raise awareness around the experiences that AAPI women have with #MeToo, gender, and racial discrimination. Our families and communities are experiencing issues of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, sex trafficking, human trafficking, and domestic worker abuse. It is time to act.
For more information: https://www.imreadymovement.org/
Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census and language rights. Since the vast majority of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America are immigrants and refugees, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus strives to create informed and educated communities empowered to assert their rights and to participate.
For more information:https://www.advancingjustice-alc.org/what-we-do/