PADC also applauds the recent show of solidarity among Asian, Black and Latinx communities. Please join us in a unified response to anti-Asian violence. PADC aims to work for an inclusive Piedmont community for all through activism and connection, grounded in the principles of anti-racism. Ways to get involved: Attend a meeting, join a working group, apply for a PADC grant.
Below are links to recent relevant articles and resources, which were compiled by the Asian American Journalists Association’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Please help us amplify these by sharing within your networks.
The Washington Post’s look at Asian American students and the reopening of schools:
As schools reopen, Asian American students are missing from classrooms
Oaklandside’s nuanced two-part series on anti-Asian violence in Oakland Chinatown:
Crime, race, safety: what’s really happening in Oakland Chinatown?
Rising crime, calls for solidarity: a deeper look at what’s happening in Chinatown
San Francisco Chronicle’s columnist Justin Phillips:
Our Asian neighbors are suffering. We need to listen to them
USA Today’s series on the Covid-19’s inequitable impact on marginalized communities:
Asian Americans in San Francisco are dying at alarming rates from COVID-19: Racism is to blame
Especially helpful for teachers (a video series for classroom teachers and caregivers who teach):
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s We Are Not a Stereotype: Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias
Additional research on Covid-19 and anti-Asian discrimination:
Stand against anti-Asian racial discrimination during COVID-19: A call for action
Asian American Advancing Justice’s compilation of resources, reading lists, and more on anti-racism and anti-Blackness for the Asian American community:
Resources for the Asian American Community on Anti-Blackness
HOW TO HELP
Donate and report hate incidents/hate crimes to Stop AAPI Hate.
Not only does reporting raise awareness and helps track trends, it also drives legislative change.
Donate and follow for updates on the latest fundraisers and collaborations: Save Our Chinatowns
Donate or fund a lunch through Good Good Eatz, a collaboration of Oakland food and markets from Chinatown, Old Oakland, Eastlake, Fruitvale and the new Black Cultural Zone. Shop their Asian-Black-Unity merchandise, a cultural collaboration between Miss Tarika, first female Black Panther Party member and Tommy Wong of Good Good Eatz and Civic Design Studio.
Donate to Feed + Fuel Chinatown, Chinatown Community Development Center’s collaboration to feed Chinatown Single Room Occupancy residents through meals provided by Chinatown-based restaurants