Standing in Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

As collectively respond to hate crimes, such as the tragedy in Georgia in 2021, we must lead with the needs of those most directly impacted at the center: the victims and their families. 

We must also stand firm in decrying misogyny, systemic violence and white supremacy. Racist stereotypes about Asians, combined with the hypersexualization of Asian women, put those who work in low-wage jobs at high risk for experiencing racist, sexist attacks. Asian American women in the low-wage workforce are particularly vulnerable to racial and sexual harassment. 

We must invest in long-term solutions that address the root causes of violence and hate in our communities. And we must recognize that violence against Asian American communities is part of a larger system of violence and racism against all communities of color, including Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and immigrant communities. 

In this time of crisis, let’s come together and build strong communities of trust, where we all feel safe, where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, where all children feel comfortable going to school, and where all our loved ones have the freedom to thrive. #StopAsianHate

AFT Resources

The AFTs statement condemning the attacks targeting Asian Americans in Georgia.   
Asian American Community Battles Surge in Hate Crimes Stirred from COVID-19
A new resource page to help educators address violence and racism against the AAPI community.

You don’t need to wait for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month to teach and celebrate the AAPI community. The history of Asian Americans in the United States is an integral part of American history. Since their arrival as far back as the 1800s, Asian immigrants have contributed to and shaped the way the country is today.

Lesson Plans & Reading Lists

A rich collection of curriculum and lesson plans spanning across grade levels and subjects.
A curated collection celebrating Asian and Asian American authors and illustrators.
A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.
#StopAsianHate: Resources for teaching & learning

A Resource for Families from the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education (in English).
Fact sheets in other languages can be found here.

Part of the Share My Lesson 'Re-imagining Migration' collection.

Georgia-specific: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta

  • Collective statement  A Community-Centered Response to Violence against Asian American Communities (individual and organizational sign-on) 
  • Donation page  Support the families of the victims
  • Mutual aid intake form
    Services that are being requested:
    • Mental health (counseling, healing)
    • Immigration legal services
    • Interpretation or translation in Asian languages
    • Victim advocacy/case management
    • Fundraising for victims and their families
    • Child care
    • Food assistance

Addressing Anti-Asian Hate & Workers Rights

Mental Health & Self-Care