CODEPINK, the ANSWER Coalition, Pivot to Peace, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), Qiao Collective, Labor Against Racism and War and more stand in solidarity with the Asian & Asian American community in the midst of the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16th. Six Asian women were among the eight shot to death at point-blank range.
Please also join us on Friday March 26 for an Asian American National Virtual Day of Action and Healing, started by Congresswoman Grace Meng and California Assemblymember Evan Low, and co-sponsored by CODEPINK along with many other Asian American organizations. Use this toolkit to uplift the call to #StopAsianHate all of the 26th.
Ways to support Asian/Asian American communities & resources to educate yourself
- Mutual aid for Asian Americans & Asian migrants:
- Donate directly to the GoFundMe’s of survivors and families of the victims of the shootings.
- Donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, who are directly supporting the victims, survivors, and their families who were impacted by the Atlanta shootings.
- Donate to The Asian Mental Health Project to help provide tangible mental health services and resources for the Pan-Asian community.
- Donate to Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian & migrant sex workers that is also donating funds to the Atlanta victims, survivors, and their families.
Other ways to support & take action for the Asian/Asian American community:
- Report instances of anti-Asian assault at STOPAAPIHate.org.
- Attend an Anti-Asian harassment bystander intervention training through AAAJ and HollaBack.
- Advocate for more language translation services for non-English speaking neighborhoods.
- End the model minority myth by educating yourself on the range of the Asian American experience. This brief overview of the historical construction of the model minority myth by Professor David Shih is a good starting point.
- Donate to have food delivered to Asian American elders in NYC who may not feel safe leaving their homes through Heart of Dinner.
- Volunteer to help escort elders in Oakland Chinatown to keep them safe as they run errands through Compassion In Oakland.
- CODEPINK Resources on China: Mutual Aid and Ways to Support
- Red Canary Song’s statement on the Atlanta shootings