The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) resource guide "is a community document and not meant to be comprehensive." List of community organizations and resources, grassroots campaigns, readings and media resources that support the AAPI community and work to combat anti-Asian racism and violence.
"This toolkit is a project of love from the grassroots, from and by Asian American communities. As Asian Americans, we believe that our liberation is tied to Black liberation and we continue to dream about a world where all of our people will be free."
An Asian American Feminist Collective & Bluestockings NYC Collaboration.
"With the COVID-19 pandemic neither behind us or solely ahead of us, this zine
offers a way to make meaning of the coronavirus crisis through long-standing
practices of care that come out of Asian American histories and politics. We bring
together first-hand accounts and analyses from our communities, including
health and service workers and caregivers on the frontlines, students, people
living with chronic illness, journalists, and organizers. Together, this collection of
stories, essays, and artwork shows how we experience, resist, and grapple with
a viral outbreak that has been racialized as Asian, is spoken of in the language of
contagion and invasion, and reveals the places where our collective social safety
net is particularly threadbare."
A woman holds a sign that reads "Respect Our Elders" during the "We Are Not Silent" rally against anti-Asian hate in response to recent anti-Asian crime in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington on March 13, 2021. Reports of attacks, primarily against Asian-American elders, have spiked in recent months -- fuelled, activists believe, by talk of the "Chinese virus" by former President Donald Trump and others.
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Former Washington Governor and former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke holds a sign reading "Hate is a Virus" as he speaks during the "We Are Not Silent" rally against anti-Asian hate in response to recent anti-Asian crime in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington on March 13, 2021. - Reports of attacks, primarily against Asian-American elders, have spiked in recent months -- fuelled, activists believe, by talk of the "Chinese virus" by former President Donald Trump and others.
(Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: People participate in a protest to demand an end to anti-Asian violence on April 04, 2021, in New York City. The group, which numbered near 3000 and was made up of activists, residents, and local politicians, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. After a rise in hate crimes against Asians across the U.S. and in New York City, groups are speaking up and demanding more attention to the issue.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: A person wearing a mask walks past a 'Stop Asian Hate' mural in SoHo on March 29, 2021, in New York City. This year has seen a rise in hate crimes towards Asian Americans including the attack in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021, that left eight people dead, including six Asian women.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 29: Artist Dragon76 (L) paints a 'Stop Asian Hate' mural in Chinatown on March 29, 2021, in New York City. The installation was commissioned by East Village Walls in honor of a year that has seen a rise in hate crimes towards Asian Americans including the attack in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021, that left eight people dead, including six Asian women.
Demonstrators march to CNN Center following a Stop AAPI Hate Rally in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Stop AAPI Hate, a group that tracks anti-Asian violence, said it had received nearly 3,800 reports of hate incidents since mid-March, 2020, around the time that the Covid-19 pandemic seized the U.S. More than 500 of those came in the first two months of 2021.
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"The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community in the greater Los Angeles area, with a particular focus on low income, immigrant, refugee and other disadvantaged sectors of the population."
ALU LIKE, Inc. is a private, non-profit service organization that has assisted Native Hawaiians in their efforts to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency since 1975. Mary Kawena Pukui gave ALU LIKE its name in the spirit of working together, struggling together, and striving together. For more than twenty years, we have remained committed to our founders’ lasting vision and to the mission which we have been entrusted.
The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English-speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training, and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.
"Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1991 in Washington, D.C."
The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) works in underserved and immigrant Asian American communities in the Greater Boston region to create and preserve affordable, sustainable, and healthy neighborhoods.
"Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice."
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a member-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.
"Founded in 2000, DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives- from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice."
NAAAP Boston is the local chapter of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) that is dedicated to cultivate, support and promote Asian American leaders through professional development programs, community services engagements, and diverse industry connections.
The Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA) is a private non-profit organization of Native Hawaiian educators. The organization was started in 1998 with its first convention on the island of Maui. Adapted after the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), NHEA facilitates a network of Hawaiian educators to attend to the various educational issues which challenge the Hawaiian population and is designed to be a self-sustaining umbrella organization for Hawaiian education and Hawaiian educators. NHEA is a grassroots organization focused on supporting, encouraging, networking, collaborating and furthering the work of those tasked with the responsibility of educating our Native Hawaiian children. As an association, NHEA advocates an educational philosophy which acknowledges a Native Hawaiian perspective to teaching and learning in the 21st century.
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.