What can I do?
If you’re asking yourself how you can help stop Asian hate, here are resources we encourage you to learn from and get involved with.
Below is a list of resources & links on how you can organize, who to consider donating to, non-financial ways you can support communities, and suggested further reading material.
6 Things You Can Do Right Now
- Support MNT and other organizations (we’ve gathered a great list below)
- Raise Awareness (sharing social media posts is simple and easy)
- Educate yourself and others (read up on actions being taken, history, terminology, etc.)
- Report incidents (write down and share hotline numbers with friends and family)
- Support Asian-owned businesses (tag us in your favorites so we can share too @makenoisetoday)
- Volunteer your time (see the list below for recommendations)
Tips if you witness or experience hate by Stop AAPI Hate
Take a Bystander Intervention Training hosted by Hollaback/Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago
Bay Area orgs:
- APENEJ : Asian Pacific Environmental Network, currently leading the force in Oakland. 501(c)(3)
- Oakland Vietnamese Community Center: Delivers 30k meals/month for 2.5k clients, mostly elders. Sadly burned down on 2/6
- Asian Prisoner Support Committee: Dedicated to support API prisoners and deportees. 501(c)(3)
- Chinese Progressive Association: Empowers the working class immigrant Chinese community. 501(c)(3)
- Filipino Cultural Center: Helping Filipino families access services and build community
- Asian Law Caucus: Focuses on housing rights, immigration, civil rights, and labor issues, among others. 501(c)(3)
- APIENC: API Equality Northern California, builds queer and transgender API power. 501(c)(3)
- Stop AAPI Hate: Aggregating and responding to incidents of hate, harassment, and more against APIs in CA. 501(c)(3)
CCED LA: Builds grassroots power with low-income and immigrant communities through organizing, education, and mutual help in LA Chinatown. 501(c)(3)
SEACA LA: Works with Southeast Asian youth and their communities on leadership dev, education, advocacy, and community organizing. 501(c)(3)
Little Tokyo Service Center: Provides a comprehensive array of services to help low-income folks and others in need, while contributing to community revitalization and cultural preservation in Little Tokyo. 501(c)(3)
CAAAV: Building grassroots power across low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in NYC. 501(c)(3)
Mekong NYC: Aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout NYC. 501(c)(3)
Womankind: Works with survivors of gender-based violence, with an emphasis on helping Asian communities find refuge, recovery, and renewal. 501(c)(3)
Victims and Survivors Fund organized on GoFundMe by the Community Youth Center of San Francisco CYCSF, API Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, and New Breath Foundation
Support the Cause Against Anti-Asian Violence organized on GoFundMe, this covers evenly distributed donations to a number of organizations and they quickly raised $150K (the goal). So it is temporarily closed until they sort through everything.
Organizations and Groups
- Make Noise Today: Promotes unity within the Asian American diaspora and fellow minority groups to broaden perspectives as one collective voice to stand up against racial inequality.
- Act-to-Change: Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community
- Stop AAPI Hate: 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 to track and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities
- Rise: From translating ballots into different languages to making sure that survivor rights are heard, Rise trains grassroots organizers to pen their rights into existence no matter where they’re from
- Oakland Chinatown Coalition: The Oakland Chinatown Coalition is a broad, neighborhood based coalition of service and community based organizations, businesses and professionals, churches, and residents who live, work, play, and shop in Chinatown
- Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) which comprises four organizations: Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Organization, Community Youth Center, and the New Breath Foundation.
- Rapid Response Fund at the San Francisco Foundation, to provide quick-turnaround grants to grassroots nonprofits that are addressing emergency needs in the community.
- @asiansformentalhealth: Asian Diaspora Mental Health Social Justice
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network: Building power and resilience in working-class Asian immigrant and refugee communities
- Get Mainstream News Coverage Of National Elderly Asian American Assaults Petition on Change.org
- Stop Discriminasian
Keep Elderly Safe
- Hundreds of people are volunteering to escort elderly Asian Americans to help keep them safe
- Compassion in Oakland
- Oakland Foot Patrol Volunteering – Google Doc
- Medium: On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?
- Medium: What API ERGs can do in the wake of anti-API violence
- NYTimes: The Many Lives of Steven Yeun
- NYTimes: The Slur I Never Expected to Hear in 2020 by Cathy Park Hong
- Eater: COVID Doesn’t Discriminate. But People Do.
- LitHub: Shortcuts to Identity: How We Tell Asian American Stories
- Oakland Voices: Crime, race, safety: what’s really happening in Oakland Chinatown? by Momo Chang and Darwin BondGraham
- It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders (NPR): Cathy Park Hong’s Asian American Reckoning And The ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype
- Self-Evident Show (every episode is fantastic)
- Asian Enough (LA Times): Viet Thanh Nguyen
The above information is from www.makenoisetoday.org.