Antiracism Resources

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Antiracism Resources:

Google document created by activist Sarah Sophie Flicker and writer Alyssa Klein in May 2020 serves as a resource to white people and parents who want to engage in antiracism work. The document features articles, books, videos, podcasts, and movies and TV series that may help those working to better understand racism and advance their antiracism work. 

This Anti-Asian Violence Resources page, created by the Healthcare Alliance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (HAAPI) Employment Resource Group, provides a comprehensive list of resources gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.

Hollaback! is an organization that aims to end harassment in all forms. It offers free and customized trainings on bystander intervention, responding to harassment, conflict de-escalation, and more. Learn more here.

In May 2020, PBS premiered a documentary series called Asian Americans, which chronicles the history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans.

The Asian American Curriculum Project (AACP) distributes materials such as literature, folk tales, teacher guides, dictionaries, and more to educate the public about the diversity of the Asian American experience. Learn more here.

The Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was launched on March 19, 2020, in response to an escalation in xenophobia resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the center and how to report an incident here.

On Instagram, @kimsaira and @annie_wu_22 created a compilation of resources for Asian Americans and allies. Mental health resources, donation links and petitions, organizations to support, and more are included.


Black Lives Matter

ABA’s statement on Black Lives Matter:

Issued on June 3, 2020

We stand against racism and we support voices for justice.

Black Lives Matter.

Today and in the days ahead, we will be sharing antiracism resources and content from our past diversity programming, announcing new diversity and antiracism programming, reposting from Black-owned bookstores on social media, and centering Black voices.

ABA issued this statement following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer on May 25, 2020, and the resulting protests taking place in cities across the country.



Fighting Racism Books from BuzzfeedReading Recommendations for Allies, Advocates, and All:

Bookshop: Equity, Justice, and Inclusion 2020 Community Read

Buzzfeed: An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism

EmbraceRace: Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! (audiobooks): This List is Anti-Racist

Bel Canto’s AAPI Essential Reads (Bookshop)

Penguin Random House’s Must-Read Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

19 Books to read for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Bustle)

10 Essential Books About the Asian American Experience (Esquire)

How to take action and against anti-Asian racism at work and in your personal life” (Jennifer Liu,

A Letter to My Fellow Asian Women Whose Hearts Are Still Breaking” (R.O. Kwon, Vanity Fair)

My White Adoptive Parents Struggled to See Me as Korean. Would They Have Understood My Anger at the Rise in Anti-Asian Violence?” (Nicole Chung, TIME)

From @kimsaira and @annie_wu_22’s resource:



Publishers have created a number of book lists on Edelweiss that feature the topics of diversity, race, antiracism, and more. (Note: titles may be by Black authors/illustrators and/or feature Black/African American characters or content). Many of these lists will continue to be updated as new books are published.

Stores to Support

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