We, Too, Stand in Solidarity

From the Visions2030 team

  • We stand with members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community all year round.

  • We pledge to hold space for the Asian diaspora.

  • We are committed to continue informing ourselves about Asian American histories.

  • We support Asian American businesses. 

We are still in the wake of a devastating tragedy:  the recent shooting at three spas in Atlanta, Georgia.  Seven of the eight victims were women; six were of Asian descent.   

Visions2030 stands with members of the AAPI community deeply affected by outrageous acts of violence.  Our hearts go out to those still grieving the recent murder of eight Asian American women in Atlanta: Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69; Yong Ae Yue, 63; Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; and Paul Andre Michels, 54.

To support in the fight against anti-AAPI racism and violence, we’ve included a list of organizations battling both.  We invite you to delve into these resources to learn more, and donate if you are able.

Organizations 

Womankind
Asian American Advancing Justice 
Asian American Federation 
Asian American Arts Alliance 
Asian American Feminist Collective
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAV) 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta 
Red Canary Song
Stop AAPI Hate
J-TOWN Action と Solidarity
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
Ktown For Black Lives

Articles

How Activists are Mobilizing on Instagram to Fight Anti-Asian Racism After Atlanta, Laura Zornosa, LA Times, March 19, 2021
The Answer to Anti-Asian Racism is Not More Policing, by Kayla Hui, Truthout, March 17, 2021
The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence, Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, March 1, 2021
Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism is Another Form of Violence, Connie Wun, Elle, March 1, 2021
Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Are on the Rise. Many Say More Policing Isn’t the Answer, Cady Lang, Time, February 18, 2021
Asian Americans Like Me are Fighting Hate with Tradition, Ian Kumamoto, CNN, February 15, 2021
How British East and Southeast Asians are Fighting Racism During the Pandemic, Kate Ng, The Independent, January 13, 2021
The Long History of Racism Against Asian Americans in the US, PBS News Hour, April 9, 2020
Covid-19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide, Human Rights Watch, May 20, 2020
France in Grips of Racism Epidemic, As Coronavirus Fans Anti-Asian Hysteria, Tamara Thiessen, Forbes, February 11, 2020
Yang Song and the Long History of Targeting Asian American Sex Workers, Diana Lu, Hyphen, August 28, 2019
Five Pictures Explaining Racial Triangulation, Alison Roh Park, May 5, 2019
The Black, Asian, and White Racial Triangulation, kate-hers RHEE, Contemporary, September 24, 2018

Essays

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige (University of California Press, 2012)

Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West by Nayan Shah (University of California Press, 2012)

Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the U.S. State by Chandan Reddy (Duke University Press, 2011)

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae Ngai (Princeton University Press, 2005) 

Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2004)

Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe (Duke University Press 1996)

Children’s Books

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho & Dung Ho

The Most Beautiful Thing, Khao Kalia Yang

Video/Films

Spicy Village, Jia Lee, 2021 (6:25 min)

Foreign Moon, Zhang Zeming, 1996 (87 min)

Eat Drink Man Woman, Ang Lee, 1994 (124 min)

Thank you for joining us and others in this fight

Protester Mike Murase holds a sign at the Asian American for Peace March against the Vietnam War in Little Tokyo on January 17, 1970.