Get Involved & Support

Events and Community Efforts:

National

  • March 17 - Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Conflict De-escalation Training

    • Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, training on how to identify potential conflict before it escalates. Education on specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 -- and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. Discussion on how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings.

  • March 19 - Asian Americans Advancing Justice - How to respond to harassment for people experiencing anti-Asian/American harassment training

    • Learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. Talk about what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. 

  • March 31 - Hella Heart Oakland Giving Circle and The Brotherhood of Elders Network - What’s Going On? The Past, Present and Future of Black-Asian Relations

    • Panelists will discuss the historical context of Black and Asian relations - tensions, solidarity movements, and issues facing us today. You’ll learn specific actionable items each of us can do to combat Anti-Asian violence.

  • Center for Anti-Violence Education - Workshop Series on empowerment self-defense

    • Tools to apply to a range of interpersonal situations, from physical skills to verbal, emotional and social techniques like assertiveness, de-escalation, situational awareness and self-care practices for healing from violence.  Each session is facilitated through a trauma-informed lens and centers the experiences of those most at risk for violence. 

    • Dates: March 19, April 8, 15, 22, May 4, 11

  • #WashTheHate

    • Movement to promote solidarity in the face of both coronavirus and anti-Asian sentiment.

  • 18 Million Rising - Stop Covid-19 Disinformation. Stop anti-Asian Violence (Petition)

    • Tell Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to immediately shut down hate and misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms.

California

  • Community Youth Center of San Francisco - Victims and Survivors Fund

    • Direct service and financial resource to assist victims and survivors of violence and their families through trauma, injury, and financial hardship.

  • 18 Million Rising - Zines To Fund Community Safety In Chinatown And Ethnic Studies

    • This month 18 Million Rising is launching a solidarity fundraiser to fund two community-led efforts reimagining community safety and comprehensive ethnic studies. 100% of profits from a limited run of Unmasking Yellow Peril and Call On Me, Not the Cops zines will support Oakland Chinatown Coalition’s Chinatown Ambassador Program, a community-led effort reimagining community safety and care for our elders and communities without the police and Make Us Visible CT, an organizing effort calling for comprehensive ethnic studies and equitable and anti-racist education by including Asian American and Pacific Islander studies in high school social studies curriculum in Connecticut.

Georgia

  • AAPI Violence Prevention & Response Initiative 
    • The National Compassion Fund, in partnership with Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, GAPABA Law Foundation, and the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia, has launched the National AAPI Violence Prevention & Response Initiative, which will seek to prevent bias-motivated violence against the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and assist victims in the aftermath of such crimes

New York

  • NYC Cultural Affairs - "I Still Believe in Our City" Public Art Campaign

    • The works featured in “I Still Believe in Our City” couple striking visuals with statistics about discrimination API New Yorkers have faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The panels include words and phrases that have been uttered in hate, juxtaposed with bright colors, symbolic imagery, and portraits of defiant and proud API New Yorkers standing their ground. Nestling the ugly language in beautiful symbolism is intentional: API artist Phingbodhipakkiya shows that despite what API New Yorkers have faced, they remain undeterred and steadfast members of New York City’s communities.

API-Serving Organizations:

National

  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

    • By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
  • Asian American Pacific Community Health Organizations – Statement and Call for Solidarity

  • Asian American Psychological Association - Anti-Bullying Campaign

    • Resource based on guidelines on bullying and victimization among Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) K-12 students to school professionals and parents. Aims to address the lack of knowledge and resources on AAPI students experiencing bullying in the community by creating a practical resource for teachers and parents on AAPI bullying and to disseminate the materials online in ways that are accessible by school administrators, academic counselors, school-based mental health professionals, teachers, and to parents.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Resources to Stand Against Racism and Incident Reporting

    • Site where victims of anti-Asian violence can tell their stories, is hosting Bystander Intervention Virtual Trainings, and has compiled lists of community resources and informational pages.
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – Statement with Resources
  • Asian Pacific Institute for Gender Based Violence – Statement
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum - Statement 
    • Demands for leaders to address anti-Asian racism and violence, including a petition sent to Governor Holcomb of Indiana. 
  • New American Leaders – Statement

  • Organization of Chinese Americans – Asian Pacific American Advocates

    • Fighting for better hazing policies within the Department of Defense to help find justice for Pvt. Danny Chen. This ultimately led to legislation that will help protect service members from being harassed, bullied, or hazed while in the line of duty. Local chapters are also involved in efforts to stamp out school bullying by hosting workshops and rallies across the country.

  • South Asian Americans Leading Together - Database of Acts of Hate

    • Database of acts of hate against South Asian, Sikh, Mus­lim and Arab com­mu­ni­ties fol­low­ing the Paris attacks and resources on hate crimes and xenophobia.
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center – Statement and Resource Hub

California

  • Asian Law Alliance – Statement with Resources

  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council Stop AAPI Hate
    • See description for Chinese for Affirmative Action.

  • Asians With Attitudes - Social Media & Watch Group

    • Uses social media to publicize instances of anti-Asian racism and violence and patrols LA county as a community watch group. 

  • Chinese for Affirmative Action - Stop AAPI Hate

    • In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

  • Compassion In Oakland - Chaperone Service

    • Escort/chaperone service for elderly Asians in the San Gabriel Valley. 

  • Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce - Committee on Crime

    • Represents the Oakland Police Department Asian Advisory Committee on Crime, whose mission is to bring Asian committee organizations together to provide crime awareness. The committee works to inform the community leaders about targeted crime situations, help the community work with the Oakland police 
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

  • Vietnamese American Community Center Of The East Bay - Community Groups, Workshops, & Other Resources

    • VACCEB works with law enforcement, has joined community groups tackling crime, and educates community members. More specifically, the center hosts educational anti-Crime workshops, provides up-to-date and translated crime information, and serves as the conduit between police and citizens. 

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Louisiana

Maryland

  • Montgomery County Progressive Asian American Network Statement

Michigan 

Minnesota 

North Carolina

Nevada

New York

  • Apex for Youth - Statement and Educational Resources 

    • Statement against anti-Asian violence and bullying, as well as educational resources on the history of anti-Asian sentiment in America and how to combat it. 

  • Asian American Federation - Rally & Multilingual Resources

  • Asian Americans for Equality

    • AAFE calls on elected officials at all levels of government, and our partners in immigrant and communities of color, to condemn anti-Asian racism and hate crimes – and to invest in community-centered programs and infrastructure for creating safe, inclusive, and healthy communities.  

  • Chinese-American Planning Council - Statement and Update Page

    • The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) denounces the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes in New York and around the country. 

  • Desis Rising Up and Moving - Building Power and Safety Through Solidarity

    • Phone-based base-building campaign to provide health information, updates on ongoing developments, connections to resources, connections in a time of isolation, and minor economic support for members and participants for carrying out campaign

    • Fundraisers to support both campaign leaders and organization members. 
  • Minkwon Center for Community Action

  • Send Chinatown Love

    • Businesses in Chinatown were hit first by the pandemic, suffering revenue losses of 60-80%* as early as February 2020 as anti-Asian sentiment swelled. Today, merchants are still struggling to stay afloat due to steep decreases in foot traffic and mounting expenses. Join us today to help secure Chinatown’s tomorrow.​

Ohio

Texas

Virginia

Wisconsin

API-Serving Coalitions:

National

    • The Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) is a national collective of Southeast Asian grassroots groups working towards radical and transformational change led by those most impacted by systemic injustice. The leadership of SEAFN span six grassroots organizations from across the US that value the work of organizing, value intersectionality, and the need to ensure that our work is led by those most impacted. Each organization, though valuing this similar framework, have primary focuses on different aspects and different issues in the community.

  • STOP AAPI HATE

    • In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

California

  • Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ)

    • Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) includes Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Youth Center, and the New Breath Foundation along with community members are coming together to condemn the violence against our elders, women and young people and call for investment in long-term, community-centered solutions. The coalition is also spearheading the creation of the Victims and Survivors Fund, a direct service and financial resource to assist victims and survivors of violence and their families through trauma, injury, and financial hardship. 

    • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN4EJ)

      • One of several organizations backing the Oakland Chinatown foot patrol group (new community watch against anti-Asian violence, first convened by the Toishan Benevolent Association). Hosted one of two Love Our People, Heal Our Communities events.

    • Chinese Progressive Association

    • API Council

    • Community Youth Center of San Francisco 

    • Oakland Chinatown Coalition

      • Hosted one of two Love Our People, Heal Our Communities events.

    • Southeast Asian Development Center 

    • New Breath Foundation

  • Oakland Chinatown Coalition

    • Broad, neighborhood based coalition of service and community based organizations, businesses and professionals, churches, and residents who live, work, play, and shop in Chinatown. Advocate for and work to implement planning to make nine key improvements to our neighborhood through a strong community engagement process: public safety, access to jobs, affordable housing, community facilities/open space, small businesses, transportation, cultural preservation, and public health.

Illinois

New York

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

  • Southeast Asian MAA Coalition, Inc. – Statement

Tennessee

Organizations & Coalitions Working in Solidarity with AAPI Communities:

California

  • CSUSB's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism 

    • Nonpartisan research and policy center that examines the ways that Bigotry, advocacy of extreme methods, or Terrorism, both Domestically and Internationally deny civil or Human Rights to people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant status characteristics. The center seeks to aid scholars, community activists, government officials, law enforcement, the media and others with objective information to aid them in their examination and implementation of law, education and policy.

  • Defund Police Coalition

    • Anti-Police Terror Project

      • Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. The project supports families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing. The project also founded the Defund Police Coalition (see Bay Rising description) and created Mental Health First, a community first response program active in Sacramento and Oakland that provides a non-police response to mental health crises.

  • Urban Peace Movement

    • Builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the culture and social conditions that lead to community violence & mass incarceration in communities of color.