Following a horrific shooting in Atlanta, Ga. this Tuesday that left eight people dead — most of them Asian American women — there has been a massive outcry to acknowledge and eliminate racism and discrimination against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community, which has gotten increasingly worse over the past year.
The hashtag #StopAsianHate has made the rounds on Twitter, with activists sharing resources to educate about and raise money for this important cause.
There are numerous ways to support this movement, from spreading accurate information and debunking false narratives to speaking out against racist rhetoric.
Those who have the funds can also donate to organizations dedicated to promoting equity for the AAPI community. These are just a few dedicated to eliminating discrimination and creating a more equitable society for Asian Americans.
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, or CAPAW, was founded in 1995 by the “Warrior Sisters” who wanted to address the challenges AAPI women face. This group was also created as a safe space to nurture the trust within the community.
Apex for Youth
Apex for Youth’s goal is to deliver possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in New York City. Right now, this organization is looking for working professionals to volunteer and become positive role models who inspire others to go beyond what they thought was possible.
Apex for Youth mentors and provides educational programs that serve students from 1st to 12th grade to get them ready for college and to show them how to give back to their community.
Donations for Apex for Youth are accepted here.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Since its inception in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice has been fighting to “advance civil rights for Asian Americans,” hoping to build a country that’s equitable for everyone living in it. The dedicated staff there work to increase Asian American visibility and power in politics, and they use legal advocacy to support and protect the AAPI community as well.
Donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice here.
Asian American Advocacy Fund
Based in Georgia, the Asian American Advocacy Fund advocates for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians residing in the state. Specifically, the organization focuses on making local policy changes that benefit the AAPI community.
Support the Asian American Advocacy Fund by clicking here.
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese for Affirmative Action, or CAA, was founded by a group of young activists in 1969 to protect the rights of Chinese Americans. This organization strives to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. CAA has a very prominent existence in the government. It has assisted in the U.S. Supreme Court Case, Lau v. Nichols, which resulted in bilingual education provisions for growing numbers of Chinese- and Spanish-speaking public school students.
You can donate to CAA here.
To find even more organizations fighting for the AAPI community, click here.