On March 16, 2021, eight Asian-American women were killed in a series of mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia. This attack is a part of the dramatic rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community in the wake of the COVID- 19 pandemic, which has brought with it anti-Asian rhetoric fueled by those who believe that China is responsible for the virus’ spread. Despite the passage of an Anti-Asian Hate Crime bill by the US Congress, the increased amount of hate crimes and racist thinking is still exhausting and traumatic for members of the AAPI to experience. This resource guide aims to provide helpful historical context, statistics, and resources for both the community and its allies to both advocate for the AAPI community and to find safe spaces for support.
Human rights organizations, initiatives and campaigns