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Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
The 3 parts toolkit is a project hosted by Asian American Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment, which is a California statewide formation whose purpose is to advance state politics, campaigns and other issues that support low-income AAPIs by building statewide AAPI civic engagement infrastructure and serving as a resource for emerging AAPI organizations. The founding organizations are APEN, CPA, KRC, and FAJ.
Part I: Racial Justice Trainings pp. 1-204
Part II: Our Organizations in Racial Justice Movement Moments pp. 215--280
Part III: Resources pp. 285 - 320
- The 5D’s of Bystander Intervention, by Hollaback!
- Show Up, Your Guide to Bystander Intervention, by Hollaback! in collaboration with CUP
- How to Respond to Street Harassment, by Hollaback!. Written to respond to gender-based harassment but the tactics are applicable to all forms of harassment. We’ll be adapting these for the Asian/American community in the coming weeks.
- Responding to Online Harassment, Do’s and Don’ts by Hollaback! in collaboration with #ICANHELP, Project HEAR, and the Dangerous Speech Project.
- Self-care guide to healing from Online Harassment, by Hollaback!
- Digital Safety Guide, by Hollaback!
- HeartMob, a platform where you can get support managing online harassment and/or support others experiencing it, by Hollaback!
- Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism, by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
- Stand Against Hatred Tracker, by Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Resources for the Asian American Community on Anti-Blackness, by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
- A Mental Wellness Activity Book for Asian Americans, by Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and IAMNOTAVIRUS
Coronavirus and Infectious Racism
Students use the resources and activities in this lesson to expand their understanding of how the Coronavirus pandemic is increasing racism against people who are of Chinese or Asian descent, and what you can do about it." -- from Anti-Defamation League (ADL.org)
Huddled Mass or Second Class?: Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S.
"This set of lesson plans helps students to build empathy and understanding for the experiences of immigrants, appreciate the integral role that immigrants have always played in U.S. life, heighten their awareness about the negative effects of anti-immigrant bias and challenge discrimination on personal and institutional levels." -- from Anti-Defamation League (ADL.org)
Lesson Plan for Anti-Chinese Massacre of 1871.
"In this lesson students explore the complexities of race, violence, and vigilante justice in early American Los Angeles. In 1871, the population of Los Angeles was 6,000 people. This diverse population participated in the lynching of nearly 20 Chinese in Los Angeles. Why did the Chinese Massacre of 1871 happen? And what does that tell us about early American Los Angeles? That is the question students must answer through watching a segment of of Lost L.A., then reading and analyzing documents to develop their own answer. This lesson works best when students have background knowledge about 2 key historical trends: lynching and anti-Chinese sentiment in the West."