AAPI Resources & Ways to Help

Understanding The Problem:

-Educate yourself on different terms and concepts:

What is a hate crime? What is coded language

-Learn more about the history of racism against AAPIs:

Watch #AsianAmCovidStories, a YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Watch Self Evident: Asian American’s Stories, a podcast that aims to challenge assumptions about Asian Americans.


AAPI Resources:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice develops projects, training, education and advocacy to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans.

The National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association promotes and provides mental health resources for Asians as well as training related to translated resources and cultural competency for professionals.

Asian Mental Health Collective aims to normalize mental health in the Asian community and has a directory of therapists for those seeking mental health support.

Report your story on Stand Against Hatred, a website run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice that allows users to report hate crimes and learn about the experiences of others.

Anti-Hate Safety Resources offers safety resources, created in collaboration with experts from the Center for Anti-Violence Education, to teach targeted individuals how to de-escalate threatening situations and defend themselves in the event of anti-Asian violence.

Safety Tips for Those Experiencing or Witnessing Hate offers tips on what to do when experiencing or witnessing a hate incident.

Hollaback! Bystander Intervention offers customized and free anti-harassment training experiences.


Support AAPI:

Donate to StopAAPIHate which tracks Asian American and Pacific Islander hate incidents in the US. It offers multilingual resources for community members, and advocates for local, state and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections.

Donate to Hate Is a Virus which raises money to help a number of Asian community organizations nationwide and runs virtual education events.

Donate to National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, an organization dedicated to challenging homophobia, racism and anti-immigrant bias. 

Donate to the Asian Pacific Fund, an organization that aims to fight against the rise in anti-Asian racism. It uses its funds to help those suffering from Covid-19, which disproportionately affects AAPI communities.

Support Asian owned businesses. Donate to Send Chinatown Love which raises money for Asian owned small businesses, of which many have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. There are also many lists online such as this list of 40 Asian owned businesses.

Volunteer to help Asian and Pacific Islander communities. For example, in Oakland, California, people can volunteer in the Oakland Chinatown Coalition which is community foot patrol to build relationships with community members and clean up the neighborhood. Check around your local area to see if there are other similar initiatives.