Together, it is our responsibility to condemn hate, create lasting social change, and not only include, but amplify voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the conversations regarding racism. The work for change is a lifelong journey and we are committing to take short and long term actions to condemn racism. Keep reading for further information and ways to help make a necessary change.
This fund aims to amplify AAPI voices and find ways to uplift, empower, and protect the AAPI community. Donations will support organizations that support the AAPI community with initiatives such as increased community safety and support for those affected by violence. In addition, the fund has partnered with GoFundMe to create a landing page for a variety of AAPI support needs here.
AAPI Progressive Action is a nonprofit that works to empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, connect AAPI communities and their leaders, and promote awareness and action for progressive AAPI causes. Founded in 2017, the group achieves this mission by formulating and analyzing domestic policies of importance to AAPIs, collaborating with AAPI and allied organizations to promote a progressive agenda, and partnering with national and local AAPI and allied organizations to increase the participation of AAPIs in the voting process.
AAPI Women Lead and its #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls with the goal ending the intersections of violence against and within the organization’s communities. The #ImReady Movement begins with a series of conferences that will raise awareness around the experiences that AAPI women have with #MeToo and gender and racial discrimination.
Since 1991, the group has advocated to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. They serve to empower communities by bringing local and national constituencies together and ensuring Asian Americans are able to participate fully in democracy.
The mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective is to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community, making mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible. Through projects such as social media groups, resource libraries, and video web-series, the organization aims to not only provide mental health support but also facilitate the difficult conversations we need to have to move forward together.
The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association is to promote the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. NAAPIMHA works to accomplish its goals of preventing suicide among youth, empowering mental health consumers, and pushing for access to high quality affordable mental health services for all by advocating for policy change, working with community-based organizations, training service providers, and developing developing mental health fact sheets in various languages.
NQAPIA seeks to build the organizational capacity of local LGBTQIA+ AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.
A grassroots initiative passionate about supporting Chinatown communities in the Bay Area through art, conversation, and shared love of food. Their goal is to build on efforts in creating art and culture focused initiatives to benefit Chinatowns. Recent projects have included a magazine launch, a Lunar New Year festival, and an AAPI women-owned business spotlight.
This reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of racism against AAPI individuals in the United States. Their aim is to serve as the leading aggregator of anti-Asian hate incidents, offer multilingual resources for impacted community members, provide technical assistance from rapid response to preventative measures, support community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts, and advocate for local, state, and national policies that reinforces human rights and civil rights protections. Read their latest report, issued March 16, here.