The tragedy that occurred Tuesday in Atlanta is reflective of a larger history of anti-Asian racism in the United States, which has been further fueled by gross anti-Asian discourse throughout the pandemic. We stand and grieve with the loved ones of those who have lost their lives to bigotry. The staff of Campus Vote Project support, and want to uplift, the work of organizations who have dedicated their mission to serving the Asian American community and combating the continuance of this racism.
Organizations we want to amplify include but are not limited to:
Additionally, we want to share some resources for support and education.
Mental Health Resources:
SAMHSA National Hotline - 1-800-662-HELP
Check with the mental health center on your campus to see if they have specific resources for your community.
Actions to Take:
Attend a Bystander Intervention Virtual Training by Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Take Action with National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Spaces for Conversation and Discussion
In the spirit of unity, the NAKASEC will be convening a cross-community dialogue this evening, March 19th with their partners at the UndocuBlack Network and United We Dream to discuss anti-Asian violence and the impact of racism and xenophobia on all communities, and our call to action. RSVP HERE
AAPI Communities & Civic Engagement:
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) was founded in 2007 with a vision to increase civic engagement among Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). As a national, nonpartisan organization, APIAVote’s mission is to work with local and state community based organizations (CBOs) to mobilize AAPIs in electoral and civic participation. They are currently looking for interns and an entry-level Communications Associate.
AANHPI Immigrant & Refugee Digital Week of Action:
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) is teaming up with community organizations from across the country to spotlight the different ways our communities are impacted by immigration policies, including lack of immigration status or temporary status, the public charge rule, deportation orders, and long wait times to sponsor family members. Each day next week, March 22-26, will be dedicated to highlighting and uplifting a different community and their needs:
Monday: Fight for #Citizenship4All with NAKASEC.
Tuesday: Collaborate with the Value Our Families campaign to uplift the need for reforms to clear the family-based and employment-based green card backlogs.
Wednesday: Support SEARAC’s work to end Southeast Asian deportations
Thursday: Advocate on behalf of Nepali TPS holders with Adhikaar
Friday: Discuss health equity and access in immigrant communities with EPIC, and AAPCHO
If you have any questions, please reach out to Daishi Miguel-Tanaka at email@example.com.
Educational Resources (curtesy of the SLSV Coalition):
Recent Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Doesn’t Mean Anti-Asian Racism Is New talks way more in-depth about how recent anti-Asian violence is rooted in a long history of racism and U.S. policy, and goes more in-depth about how recent attacks are both rooted at the intersection of racism and sexism
Asian American Feminist Antibodies - A zine that shares how the virus is affecting the Asian American community specifically
America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens. - A starting point for your AAPI history lessons
Anti-Asian Violence Resources: Another great place to start to learn and take action