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#StopAsianHate: Ways to Support AAPI communities in Chicago and beyond

Hatred and abuse directed at AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) communities must stop. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, racist incidents targeting AAPI individuals, businesses, and organizations have increased exponentially.

CHIRP stands in solidarity with AAPI communities. We must speak out when we see these hateful, racist actions. Here are ways you can help.

 

Learn about these organizations and support their work:

Afire (A​lliance of ​F​ilipinos ​for I​mmigrant ​R​ights & ​E​mpowerment​)

Apna Ghar

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago

Asian American Feminist Collective

Asian Mental Health Collective

Axis Lab

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Desi Youth Rising

Hamdard Center

Hana Center

Hate Is a Virus

Invisible to Invincible: Asian Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago

KAN-WIN

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Red Canary Song

South-East Asia Center

Stop AAPI Hate

Thai Cultural & Fine Arts Institute

TrikoneChicago

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Support AAPI-owned businesses:

Asia on Argyle

Celebrate Argyle

Chinatown Chamber of Commerce business directory

The Night Market

On Devon

AAPI-owned Bookstores (National)

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Educate yourself on Asian history and culture via local institutions:

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Japanese Culture Center

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago

National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial

National Indo-American Museum

South Asia Institute

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Other actions you can take:

Take part in a bystander intervention training

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Learn more:

Asian American Activism: The Continuing Struggle - Yuri Kochiyama

Asian Americans In Chicago Feel The Bite Of Prejudice During The Spread Of The Coronavirus

Black and Asian Solidarity in American History: The Power of Unity Exemplified by 5 Major Events

Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence

Postscript - Grace Lee Boggs

"The Racism Virus" virtual town hall on how the AAPI community has been coping amid a rise in anti-Asian violence

Why It Is Important to Know the Story of Filipino-American Larry Itliong

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