How we can all help to stop Asian hate

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Following on from our previous Black Lives Matter conversations, we’re back again to amplify the message that eliminating Asian hate crime needs to be part of our anti-racism work. During the pandemic, Asian hate crime has wrongfully sky-rocketed. Most recently, it’s resulted in the awful news hitting our screens of the tragic shootings of Asian Women in Atlanta. Sadly, this type of hate crime has been going on for far too long and is not isolated to America - we all need to do our bit for change.

For many of us, over the past few weeks, we’ve consumed knowledge via social media, articles, podcasts – there's a lot to digest.Again, we need to reflect on our own micro-aggressions, unpack prejudices, beliefs and privilege to educate ourselves and open up conversation. As with Black Lives Matter, people from the Asian community don’t owe us information, we need to amplify their voices from what they have been saying time and time again. So, we’ve created a non-exhaustive list of resources, which we hope will serve as a hub of educational materials for us to continue to #StopAsianHate.

If you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear them – please drop us a comment below! We’ll sum them up at a later date and embed them into the main body of this post.

-Audre Lorde

Report an Incident ⚠️
Stop AAPI Hate via @stopaapihate
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Help us track hate

Bystander Intervention 🛑
Downloadable guide from @ihollagram

Donate 🌍
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Children’s Foundation: rescue kids in crisis & transform lives - via @eatchayclub
End the Virus of Racism
Heart of Dinner – delivering love to Asian elders in NYC, one meal at a time.
Support Britain’s East and South East Asian Network
Stop Asian Hate: Together, We Can Make a Difference
Stop AAPI Hate via @stopaapihate – stop anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence

Sign Petitions 🖊️
Stop depicting East & South East Asian in Coronavirus related media via @besea.n
Stop the Racial Profiling of Asian Americans and Asian Immigrants and End the Justice Department’s “China Initiative”

Stay in the loop 🔁
Amanda Nguyễn - @amandangocnguyen
Not you model minority - @angryasianfeminist
Annie - @annie_wu_22
Kim Saira - @kimsaira
Michelle Kim - @michellekimkim

Articles ⌨️
Covid-19 fuelling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide
How British east and southeast Asians are fighting racism during the pandemic
We are not a virus: why East Asian representation is more important than ever
Donating, Volunteering, Reporting Hate Incidents: Here’s how to help combat Anti-Asian Violence
How to give real support to the #stopasianhate movement, after the headlines disappear
Asian Americans are still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’Stereotype

American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang
Asian Settler Colonialism - Candace Fujikane
Chinglish - Sue Pickford Cheung
Dear Girls - Ali Wong
Freedom Dreams - Robin D.G Kelley
Heartbeat of Struggle - Diane C. Fujino
In The Country: Stories - Mia Alvar
Know My Name: A Memoir - Chanel Miller
Minor Feelings - Cathy Park Hong ⁠⁠
No-no Boy - John Okada
Not Your Yellow Fantasy - Joyce Giboom Park
The Chinese Must Go - Beth-Lew Williams
The Making of Asian America - Erika Lee
The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China - Jung Chang

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