Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Discrimination Resources
This guide is meant to inform about discrimination and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the United States. The intention is to provide a starting point for developing a vocabulary to discuss and contextualize th
As COVID-19 infections increase, so too does racism and xenophobia. Use our “Speak Up” strategies to let people know you’re not OK with racist or xenophobic comments about coronavirus or anything else.
According to The Advocates for Human Rights, street harassment is, quite simply, “unwelcome or unwanted verbal, non-verbal, physical or visual conduct based on sex or of a sexual nature which occurs with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person.” It can also be based on race, disability, class, gender identity, or other social identities, and serves to remind marginalized populations of our vulnerability to assault in public space.
The Virulent Hate Project is an interdisciplinary research initiative that studies anti-Asian racism and Asian American activism during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission is to serve the public by building knowledge and creating resources that can shape public policy, inform the advocacy work of community organizations, support educational programming, and improve understanding of Asian American experiences.
The AAC was formed in recognition of the General Court’s findings that Asian Americans constitute the fastest growing minority population in both the Commonwealth and the United States, that they represent a diverse population within the Commonwealth, and that many members of the Asian American community have overcome great hardship and made outstanding contributions to the educational, economic, technological, and cultural well being of the Commonwealth, but still face many challenges in their efforts for full social, economic, and political integration within the Commonwealth.
AAWPI was founded by a group of Asian-American women leaders in Massachusetts in response to several troubling realities. There was a realization that the needs of Asian-American women in the areas of mental health, women’s health, and domestic violence have been unmet and, oftentimes, overlooked by government. Locally and nationally, no formalized network currently exists to mentor, train, and support Asian-American women interested in advocacy and government.
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.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. It includes a reporting tool and a place to collect stories about Anti-AAPI hate.
Resources compiled by The AAPI COVID-19 Project, a collective research project bringing together faculty, graduate researchers, and undergraduate research assistants at seven academic institutions in the United States. Our project explores multiple layers of harm connected to the pandemic — the virus itself and the intensification of racism and xenophobia that A/AAs & NHPIs have endured in its wake.
The purpose of this resource directory is to connect philanthropy with established organizations and coalitions engaged in community efforts addressing anti-Asian violence. This is not an exhaustive list nor an endorsement; there are many efforts that are only being amplified via social media and led by volunteers, and we highly encourage you to plug into these efforts.
Leads progressive voices in the AAPI community, including former commissioners of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
This organization works across the country by providing education on progressive issues; creating and advocating for policies that affect our communities; and building alliances with organizations to help AAPIs exert their power and be the margin of victory at the local, state, and national levels