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AAAJ-Atlanta – #RememberingMarch16 Collective Statement & Toolkit

This March 16 will be the one year anniversary of the murders of eight people, including size Asian women massage workers at spas in our metro Atlanta community. As the organization that led the rapid-response efforts to directly support victims, survivors, and their families, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta invites you to join our organization in remembrance.

We invite partner organizations to join us in solidarity on March 12 for a day of remembrance. We kindly ask partner organizations to observe Wednesday, March 16 as a sacred day for quiet reflection.

  1. Sign-on to our collective statement by Wednesday, March 9. The statement will be released on our website on Saturday, March 12 and organizations who have signed on will be listed as co-signers.
  2. Observe, join, or organize solidarity events on March 12, 2021 in your local community. In Atlanta, we are co-hosting a community remembrance event with the Asian American Advocacy Fund alongside our co-sponsors: Raksha, CPACS, Korean American Coalition, and New Georgia Project. Please share our solidarity day invitations with your networks.
  3. Use this community toolkit to uplift our 5-part art collaboration series dedicated to the one year remembrance.

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment Sheroes

Muslim Sheroes of Minnesota

Shero /ˈSHērō/ noun: a female trailblazer who is creating change in her community

Our #Sheroes take risks, challenge misconceptions and address injustices. Sheroes are on a mission to build a better world, and the Sisterhood is here to support them and uplift their voices. Read and listen to their stories at revivingsisterhood.org/sheroes

We know that there are so many Sheroes whose stories haven’t been told whose accomplishments have gone unacknowledged. Anyone come to mind? Nominate your Shero to be featured on Reviving Sisterhood! #MuslimSheroesMN

 

 

Vayla New Orleans: Racist Hate Crime/Incident Report

COVID-19 Anti-AAPI Racist Hate Crime/Incident Report
Submitting the incident to VAYLA New Orleans will help us track the correlation of crimes in the GNO area and make sure people in power are held accountable for answering to our communities. Your submission will be kept confidential.

Submit here.

*Phiên bản tiếng Việt.

Immigrants in COVID America: Documenting the Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrants and Refugees in the U.S.

Through a partnership with the Sahan Journal, a nonprofit digital newsroom dedicated to providing authentic news reporting for and about immigrants and refugees in Minnesota, the Immigration History Research Center is also creating digital stories documenting the experiences of immigrants and refugees during the pandemic and posting them here: STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC.

They highlight fact-based research and reporting from reputable national media sources and think tanks supplemented by ethnic and local media. The IHRC also include perspectives from experts, scholars, and political commentators and provide a summary analysis of emerging trends and issues. IHRC use a variety of methods to identify sources, including Google news alerts and immigration-related newsletters and digests, such as Migratory Notes and ImmigrationProfBlog. They select sources to provide both depth and breadth. Diverse perspectives and opinions – political and otherwise – are included whenever possible, especially when they highlight the trajectory behind certain policies and the experiences of immigrants and refugees themselves.

As research on COVID-19 is new and emerging, some sources are webinars, podcast episodes, blog entries, and opinion pieces featuring immigration experts or created by immigrant-serving organizations. And HRIC have drawn inspiration from similar projects tracking COVID-19 developments like the YELLOW PERIL TEACH-IN RESOURCES (organized by Professor Jason Chang), the COVID Racial Data Tracker (The Atlantic), COVID-19 Migration-Related Developments Initiative (Center for Migration Studies), Black America and COVID-19 Lib Guide (Harvard University,) and the Mapping At-Risk Immigrant Communities and Access to Health Care project (Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.)

The IHRC welcome your suggestions!

COVID-19 Anti-AAPI Hate Crime Incident Report

VAYLA is an intersectional AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) nonprofit organization based in New Orleans focused on advocacy through providing climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, comprehensive civic engagement and pathways to citizenship. Stand up against discrimination so we can ensure our most vulnerable young people, elders, patients, medical care providers, store clerks, and all community members are able to access the help they need. Together we must denounce discrimination.

Report any incidents of hate here

*Phiên bản tiếng Việt: https://forms.gle/sUPKA99DYhHg3XcT7

Submitting the incident to VAYLA New Orleans will help them track the correlation of crimes in the GNO area and make sure people in power are held accountable for answering to our communities. Your submission will be kept confidential.

 

Cia Siab, Inc. Hate Incident Report Form

Cia Siab Inc. created this Hate Incident Report Form, specific to the state of Wisconsin, with the purpose of giving individuals in the Hmoob community an outlet to report hate incidents in a confidential manner, while also encouraging individuals outside of the community to report any hate incidents that has occurred to them as well. Examples may include, but are not limited to, the use of degrading language or slurs (spoken or written) and physical harm suffered based on identity or perceived identity. A hate incident is any physically or verbally harmful act that is motivated by, or appears to be motivated by, any of the following: race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration/citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, economic status, language, age, pregnancy or family/marital status, disability, veteran or military.

Access the reporting form here

The form is accessible in English only. For language assistance and support please contact Mai, their Social Justice Director, at mailee@ciasiabinc.org

CPA Know Your Rights: What Workers Need to Know in the Midst of COVID-19

The Chinese Progressive Association has over 45 years of working in San Francisco’s Chinese immigrant communities, educating workers about their worker rights and organizing with them to recover stolen wages. During this current moment, CPA would like to share some resources regarding unemployment benefits, information on advocacy and policy campaigns, and your rights if you are still working.

華人進步會於三藩市的華裔移民社區工作超過45年,致力向打工仔宣傳勞工權益,以及透過組織社區來爭回被盜騙的工資。以下是一些有關失業金、各項政策倡議運動、以及勞工權益的資訊。

Find links for these resources here

 

Minnesota Racial Discrimination Hotline

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment is working with community partners and leaders at Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) to help the state track the rise in anti-Asian discrimination during this time.

If you or anyone you know has experienced racial discrimination, please navigate the provided link to fill out this form produced by the MN Department of Human Rights. This form is available in English only; however, translation/interpretation services are available when reporting by phone at 1-833-454-0148.

These organizations rising up with our community to address the increase in discrimination & violence experienced by Asian Americans. Read Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment’s joint letters and statements to learn more.

 

STOP AAPI Hate Reporting Center

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco Asian American Studies Department have launched a reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific islander hate violence, adult harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying in California and throughout the country. The reporting center will enable individuals who have been directly impacted by or witnessed firsthand this issue to share their stories at www.a3pcon.org/stopaapihate. The lead organizations plan to work with public, private and other community based organizations to develop targeted education and media campaigns, to provide resources for impacted individuals and to advocate for policies and programs dedicated to curtailing racial profiling.

The Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council encourages all who have witnessed or experienced micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence to help them document and address AAPI hate. The more information collected, the better A3PCON can respond and prevent further incidents from occurring. Submit an incident report form (available in multiple languages) by navigating to this link.