Anti-Asian violence has spiked during the pandemic, but emotions are at a high this week in light of the shooting on Tuesday that left eight dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent.
For the last few days my phone has been exploding with social media posts discussing the Atlanta shooting and the trend of increasing Asian-American-directed hate crimes, as well as sharing ways in which people can help asian-american communities. With all of these resources getting lost in the grander conversation and sea of posts that is social media, we thought it would be helpful to organize what we’ve found into a list of resources to help combat anti-asian violence.
Red Canary Song
A grassroots collective supporting labor rights for Asian migrant workers and sex workers.
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Using a reproductive justice framework, NAPAWF supports AAPI women and girls through amplifying their voices and helping them to impact policy and drive systemic change.
National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence
Supports local and international community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S., U.S. Territories in the Pacific, and Asia.
AAPI Women Lead
An intergenerational organization that strengthens the social and political power of AAPI communities through the leadership of AAPI Women-identified, women and girls in solidarity with other communities of color.
A pan-Asian community-based organization working to build the power of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in NYC.
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Working to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
New York-based national organization, protects the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing.
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Supports South Asian and Indo-Caribbean low-wage immigrant workers and families in New York City.