Your voice matters! Here are some resources for you to learn and take action to support our Asian American community.
The violence of the past month has been weighing heavily on our hearts. We grieve for the lives lost in Atlanta and Boulder, and we grieve for the families, friends, and communities who have experienced tremendous loss. And we want to call these acts what they are – acts of white supremacy and violence. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an increase in hatred, discrimination, and violence against Asian Americans. However, xenophobia, hate crimes, and discrimination towards Asian Americans are not new, and there are many policies and acts of discrimination in the history of the U.S. to confirm that.
At Outside In, we condemn this anti-Asian violence, and we are united in solidatiry with our AAPI siblings. We also want to provide a few additional resources for you to learn and take action:
Ways to Support AAPI Communities and Businesses in Portland (EverOut/Portland)
AAPI Owned Businesses to Support in Portland (@Here.Portland IG Post)
Anti-Asian Violence Resources (crowd-sourced)
25 Amazing Books by Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors You Need to Read (Mental Floss)
AANHPI Service Providers in all Fifty States (note – there is one listing for Oregon: Asian Health and Service Center, 9035 SE Foster Road, 503-872-8822) (National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.
Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment Training (Hollaback! Has a few remaining slots available in their upcoming trainings; registration required)
Bystander Intervention Trainings (Asian Americans Advancing Justice also has slots available in upcoming trainings)
61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities (New York Magazine)
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