This featured blogpost is a message of solidarity with our beloved members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community as they process the recent tragedies in Atlanta, Georgia and all across the United States.
We stand with you, today and always.
Across the United States, Americans have seen a steady increase in the number of hate crimes specifically targeting the Asian American Pacific Islander community. These crimes have been on the rise and vary in levels of violence.
On March 16th, 2021, a white supremacist murdered several people in a mass shooting in Atlanta, GA, killing six (6) Asian women and two (2) others. This cannot be tolerated, nor can this crime go unpunished. As an organization that prides itself in our commitement to assist foreign nationals and immigrants from all over the world live and thrive in the United States, we cannot stand aside and silently watch our community struggle. Our AAPI community members deserve better. And we can do better.
If you see someone who is experiencing racism, discrimination, harassment, or even physical assault, please do not remain silent. Be an active bystander and report hate crimes. There are several resources to help you with this, but a few have been listed below:
Make a contribution
If you would like to contribute to the community in another way, either by volunteering or making a donation, please feel free to research the following sources below that would aid the AAPI Community:
- GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/aapi
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice: www.advancingjustice-aajc.org
- Red Canary Song: www.redcanarysong.net
- New York Mag has a list of 45 ways you can donate to help the AAPI Community using this link: bit.ly/nymag-aapi
Mental health resources for AAPI Community Members
- Asian Mental Health Collective: www.asianmhc.org
- SAMHSA National Hotline: 800-662-HELP
- National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA): www.nqapia.org
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741