National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
A Mental Wellness Activity Book for Asian Americans from the University of Connecticut’s Asian American Studies Institute, the #IAMNOTAVIRUS campaign, and the Asian American Literary Review.
Donate and Volunteer:
Here is an extensive list of fundraisers sorted by topic, from community restoration and enrichment to policy reform to legal defense.
Donate to the National Asian American Pacific Women’s Forum. From their website: “Our mission is to build collective power with AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.”
Here is the donation link for AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice), which works to “advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans.”
Here is a specific fundraiser to help the families of the victims of the Atlanta attacks.
Volunteer with or donate to RedCanarySong, a collective of Asian and migrant sex workers which centers labor rights and mutual aid.
Volunteer with or donate to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Volunteer with or donate to CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, which works to “build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.”
Here is GoFundMe’s hub for fundraisers on AAPI issues.
Act and Educate:
Learn to effectively intervene when you witness harassment with this bystander intervention guide.
Use Learning for Justice’s “Speak Up” strategies for How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism.
Learn the long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S; also here, here, here, and here.
Read about the history of the model minority myth.
Order from Asian-owned restaurants in your neighborhood.
If you witness anti-Asian harassment report it to STOP AAPI HATE (and donate).
Book recommendation round ups:
Asian-owned bookstores to support:
Maomi Bookstore – Chamblee, GA
Bel Canto Books – Long Beach, CA
Arkipelago Books – SF, CA
Eastwind Books – Berkeley, CA
A Good Used Book – LA, CA
Femme Fire Books – Online
Giant Robot Store – LA, CA
Janm Store – LA, CA
The Lev – LA, CA (on hiatus)
Now Serving – LA, CA
Orphan Books – LA, CA
Philippine Expressions – LA, CA
Tahanan Books – LA, CA
USC Pacific Asia Museum – Pasadena, CA
The Dial Bookshop – Chicago, IL
Townie Books – Crested Butte, CO
27th Letter Books – Detroit, MI
Narrated Objects – Online
Waucoma Books – Hood River, OR
Kinokuniya – Multiple locations