There has been an increase in anti-Asian hate incidents in the past year, which have disproportionately impacted Asian and Asian-American women and elders. We stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander’s at KIPP, in Atlanta, and across the country. As a community we reject this white supremacy, xenophobia, racism, and racial violence we are witnessing. Together, we must all stand up against hate and build a more just world for all.
Explore these #StopAsianHate resources compiled by the KIPP DC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coalition that provide historical context into the current spike in anti-Asian hate and offers actionable ways to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community right now.
Educate yourself and families about effective ways to identify, talk about, and combat discrimination and violence against Asians.
- Check out Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)’s The Moment to learn best practices for checking your (and others’) Anti-Asian bias.
- Commit to taking at LEAST ONE action step listed in How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence.
- Read Article Adrian De Leon wrote for PBS to learn more about the historical roots of racism against Asian Americans in America; check out this resource page created by PBS to access video interviews with activists working to raise awareness and address anti-Asian rhetoric and hate incidents.
- Integrate these K-12 curricular resources by Asian Americans Advancing Justice to help guide our students to address stereotypes, gender inequality, hate crimes, single-narrative histories and more.
- Share this article by Learning for Justice which includes resources on “How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism” from last spring.
- Borrow from these slides, created by educators in Oakland which include images of collective resistance that you can use to empower others to respond to race-based violence against the Asian community.
- Choose which Stop the Hate resources you might want to use for your classroom and school communities. Thanks to Monique and the KIPP Promise Academy Team for putting these together!
Attend events that promote equity, inclusion, and safety for AAPI communities.
- Register for Bystander Intervention Training and other workshops coordinated by Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
Get active on Social Media
- Follow and share posts by @StopAAPIHate on Instagram; raise awareness about the spike in anti-Asian hate during the pandemic and promote their event campaigns in service to our AAPI communities.
- Follow and share resources by @AsianMentalHealthCollectiv on Instagram to help build a stronger community for Asian mental health support. This network offers Asian American and Canadian therapist directories, some with free or reduced price sessions to the AAPI community.
- Donate to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum via Instagram at @napawf_atl to help build power among AAPI’s that identify as women and girls.