A Message of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

It is time to learn and take action.  Below are some resources to get us started.   

Resources for Asian Pacific Islanders:

  1. Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.asianmhc.org/ 
  2. Asian Solidarity Collective: https://www.asiansolidaritycollective.org/ 
  3. Asian American Alliance of Marin: https://aaamarin.org/about/ 
  4. Racial Trauma Took Kit: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/isprc/isprc-advisory-board.html 
  5. Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/ 

 Resources for Allies: 

  1. Bystander Intervention (Stop anti-asian hate/ xenophobic harrasment) Training by Asian American Advancing for Justice and Hollaback 3/29/2021 https://www.ihollaback.org/event/bystander-intervention-stop-anti-asian-american-harassment-xenophobia/ 
  2. Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/ 

Ways to Get Involved:

  1. Support local Asian owned businesses 
  2. Attend SRJC’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (more info to come) https://arts-lectures.santarosa.edu/ 
  3. Erika Lee’s A&L Lecture—May 6 (A leading scholar in Asian American Studies) https://arts-lectures.santarosa.edu/ 
  4. We the Future—April 16 (Includes a panel on Anti-Asian Violence) https://wethefuture.santarosa.edu/ 
  5. Kealoha Pisciotta—Aloha: The Art of Love in War  https://events.santarosa.edu/womens-history-month 
  6. Attend events planned for Asian Pacific Islander History Month https://intercultural.santarosa.edu/APIhm 
  7. Volunteer at local organizations 
  8. Stay informed/ Learn history: 
    1. The Chinese Exclusion Act: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chinese-exclusion-act/ 
    2. The Injustice of Japanese-American Internment Camps Resonates Strongly to This Day: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/injustice-japanese-americans-internment-camps-resonates-strongly-180961422/ 
    3. How the Fetishization of Asian Women Leads to Violence: https://womensmediacenter.com/fbomb/how-the-fetishization-of-asian-women-leads-to-violence 
    4. For those looking for immediate ways to get involved, New York Magazine has put together a list of numerous Asian/Pacific Islander American community organizations from around the country where you can donate your time or money: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-to-help-asian-communities-2021.html
    5. Recent articles from The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/search?query=anti-Asian+violence 


  1. Minor Feelings Cathy Park Hong 
  2. America is in the Heart Carlos Bulosan 
  3. No-No Boy John Okada 
  4. Freedom Dreams Robin D.G. Kelley 
  5. Asian Settler Colonialism Candance Fujikane 
  6. The Making of Asian America Erika Lee 
  7. “The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans” article by Claire Jean Kim 
  8. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown Nyan Shah 
  9. Asian Americans and the Media Kent Ono 
  10. Interior Chinatown Charles Yu 
  11. Strangers from a Different Shore Ron Takaki 
  12. The Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston 
  13. The Melancholy of Race Anne Cheng 

Sourced from a join statement by:  

SRJC Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association 

SR Intercultural Center 

Our House Intercultural Center 


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