Clarity condemns anti-Asian hate and discrimination against the Asian American + Pacific Islander community (AAPI). Our Team has made an ongoing Commitment to end discrimination in hiring through ascribing specific actions to our values. Committing to and expanding our own education is an essential step. The following resources have been compiled by Sarah Konishi + Kolt Free and assembled by our Communications Team at a time when we believe access to education, resources and tools to report hate crimes are more important than ever.
We encourage you to review these resources and share widely to anyone in your network that may benefit. It takes action and a clear commitment to education to stop hate, and we stand in solidarity with every person impacted by attacks whether large and publicized, or the innumerable attacks that are small, subtle and left unchecked. We’d love your feedback and hope you’ll join us on our ongoing educational journey.
Clarity’s #StoptheAAPIHate Resource Guide
This guide is segmented into 4 categories:
- Hate Crime Reporting + Victim Resources
- Educational + News Resources
- Organizations You Can Support
- NYC Based Organizations with Volunteer Opportunities
Hate Crime Reporting + Victim Support
Stop AAPI Hate is a nonprofit social organization that runs the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center which tracks incidents of discrimination, hate and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. If you have witnessed a hate crime against an AAPI person, you may report it directly through their site.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Stand Against Hatred
AAAJ encourages people to tell their stories. You may submit a hate crime story through their website. AAAJ records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
NAPABA has established pro bono legal resources to ensure that AAPI individuals and communities have legal resources to address the most egregious hate-fueled attacks. In addition, if you are the victim of a hate crime or bias incident, they can provide you with legal resources and facilitate connection to FBI and related support systems.
A3PCON is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Community.
Educational + News Resources:
Nextshark is the leading source for Asian American news covering culture, issues, entertainment, politics and more.
The Juggernaut is a premium publication and community that publishes smart takes and well-reported stories about South Asia and South Asians. We call it “smart journalism for the South Asian diaspora” though we welcome all readers who are curious about our stories.
Free Bystander Intervention Training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment/ conflict de-escalation. Hollaback! has partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice [AAJC] to adapt their free bystander intervention training as well as de-escalation training to meet this moment.
Asian American Federation & Center for Anti-Violence Education: Anti-Hate Safety Resources
These safety resources, created in collaboration with experts from the Center for Anti-Violence Education, teach targeted individuals how to de-escalate threatening situations and defend themselves in the event of anti-Asian violence.
VIDEO: I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise
In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and finding her own identify as a Asian-American woman who moved to the United States when she was two years old, and since then has lived in some of the whitest states in the country, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho.
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – We Are Not A Stereotype
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is proud to present We are not a stereotype, a video series covering topics such as Asian-Black Solidarity Movements for Liberation \\ The Model Minority Myth // Southeast Asian American Experiences in the US \\ Queer and Asian Identities \\ The Bamboo Ceiling // and more.
Organization to Consider Donating to:
We work across the Nation, but our home base is New York City.
Here are some resources local to Clarity HQ:
Get Involved Locally:
Welcome to Chinatown is a grassroots initiative to support Chinatown businesses and amplify community voices that generates much needed momentum to preserve one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Heart of Dinner is a volunteer organization bringing food and companionship to Asian elders in NYC.
AAC is a collective of Dope Asians in music, media, entertainment and creative spaces.
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence
CAAAV is a pan-Asian community-based organization that works to build the power of low-income Asian immigrants and refugees in NYC. CAAAV develops leadership in Asian communities to impact the policies and institutions that affect their lives and to participate in a broader movement for racial and economic justice.
Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC. They recruit working professionals to volunteer and become positive role models who inspire youth to expand their horizons and envision what is possible for their lives. Through mentoring and educational programs that serve students from 1st to 12th grade, Apex volunteers guide and support youth to become confident, be ready for college and give back to the community.