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AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Racial Justice Toolkit

Note: links below are provided for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the University.


Trainings and Guidance

  • (Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
  • (hollaback and Asian Americans Advancing Justice)
  • (Learning for Justice)
  • (We are Teachers)


  • Learn about API history


  • , – Conversations with Asians and Asian Americans on both sides of the couch. Hosted by Yin J. Li, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • – Podcast recordings of a grassroots Chinese org’s discussions to reveal systems of oppression and help us work towards alternatives
  • – a podcast exploring different facets of the Asian American experience
  • – Intersectional discussions of contemporary racial issues and reactions
  • – Exploring LGBTQIA+ narratives and the intersections of race, abilities, etc
  • – Project Voice is a podcast series dedicated to increasing visibility on issues that Asian/Asian American women face daily as well as providing a platform where their community can go to for guidance and resources
  • ,-Launched in November of 2020 by friends Karl and Rachel, this podcast provides a space for Asian Americans to share their mental health stories while working to destigmatize conversations about the topic in the Asian American community.



  • Educational Video Series: PBS:
  • : Learning Companion to “When They See Us” (Ava DuVernay, Netflix)
    • “When They See Us” is a Netflix 4-part miniseries about the false accusation and prosecution of the Central Park Five.
  • ” (Ava DuVernay, Netflix)
    • “13th” is a Netflix documentary that explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the US.
  • The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’sis an online exhibition curated with love are sharing these wonderful resources. To view cick on the images.

Care Package

Social Media

Follow, support, and amplify community organizations doing the work:
  • @StopAAPIHate
  • @ActToChange
  • @AAFederation
  • @AsianPacificFnd
  • @APALAnational
  • @AAPIWomenLead
  • @_BayRising
  • @caaav
  • @cacf
  • @capacd
  • @Chinatownlove
  • @hateisavirus
  • @heartofdinner
  • @iamwomankind
  • @JACL_National
  • @SAALTweets
  • @Safewalksnyc
  • @SakhiNYC

Organizations and Resources for AAPI Professionals

  • Founded in 1972 by a group of Asian American psychologists and other mental health professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of the Asian American Psychological Association is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
  • The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.
  • Stories of lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer triumphs and struggles in our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities through the eyes of parents, elders, and family.
  • It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community.

News Updates


Against Anti-Asian Resources

AAPI Hate Incident and Hate Crime Reporting:

  • records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  • (A3PCON) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hmong, and Hindi.
  • records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the American Muslim community.
  • records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents in English.
  • records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the Sikh American community.
  • (SAALT) records hate crimes and hate/bias incidents against the South Asian, Sikh, Muslim, and Arab communities.

The following resources are available through Stand Against Hatred:

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice is part of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Read the reportpublished by the coalition in January 2019 that details reports submitted to Communities Against Hate.
  • ,” virtual panel event, first in the series, co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA);; and StopDiscriminAsian (SDA). Features Cathy Park Hong, Jeff Chang, Russell Jeung, Bowen Yang, and Anicka Yi. Thursday, May 7 from 4-5:30 PM PST.Event date passed
  • : Tracking hate through reporting stories of anti-Asian incidents organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Stand Against Hate
  • : Report forms/records of hate crimes against Asian Americans coordinated by The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Department of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University
  • (SDA) is a coalition of workers within arts and culture, who are confronting the racism, xenophobia, and violence towards diasporic Asians that have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • : A cross-cultural campaign– affiliated with former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang– mobilizing partnerships in support of marginalized communities most affected by COVID-19.
  • : AAPI Civic Engagement Fund will be the hub for centralizing AAPI organizing and advocacy of AAPIs during this COVID and presidential election year while advancing a racial and intersectional framework and responding to anti-Asian violence and racism
  • :a digital zine offering art, writing, and strategies for survival and self-and collective care from Asian American Feminist Collective and Bluestockings NYC
  • :Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s digital care package offering poems, films, and meditations during this time
  • : special CUNY Online bulletin about coronavirus and Asian American communities, soliciting writing of all genres by April 30th (digital publication in May, print publication in the fall).Submission deadline passed
  • : A Conversation on the Asian American Experience: Hosted by Center for Asian American Media, WETA, and Asian American community leaders on April 30th, this virtual conversation will bring together journalists, media makers, artists, elected officials, and philanthropists to explore how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans during COVID-19.Event date passed
  • : GYOPO is a coalition of Korean diasporic artists, cultural producers, and others in L.A. that has developed a response fund and is doing other covid-related programming and work.
  • : Story Center offers a free weekly webinar on storytelling and documentation in the time of COVID
  • Theand theirto provide assistance to those impacted by hate. Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-9-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.