Blog Stop Asian Hate

Posted March 19, 2021

All of us at the Jacob Burns Film Center are saddened and sickened by the murders of six women of Asian descent among those recently killed in Georgia. Equally devastating is the knowledge that xenophobia and racist hate crimes against Asian Americans are at an all-time high. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’s survey of police departments in 16 major U.S. cities, in 2020 alone, anti-Asian hate crimes have increased by 149%.

We unequivocally condemn the dangerous rhetoric and all violence wielded against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We have a responsibility to speak up and call out hate, racism, misogyny, and white supremacy in our communities, and the nation at large.

Here are several ways you can support the AAPI community:

Educate Yourself:

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Asian American Federation

Protect Chinatown

Stop Asian Hate: A Toolkit for Addressing Anti-Asian Bias, Discrimination, and Hate

Hollaback – Bystander Intervention Trainings

Support/Donate

Stop AAPI Hate

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

CommUNITY Action Fund

Coalition for Asian American Children & Families

Asian Americans for Equality

Organizing Asian Communities

Send Chinatown Love (support for small businesses & restaurants)

Red Canary Song (support for the victims’ families)

Mental Health Resources

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Mental Health Resources for the AAPI Community

Asian Mental Health Collective

 

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