Earlier this month, there was a murder of 8 individuals in Atlanta -- a horrific act of racialized misogyny. Throughout the nation--and particularly here in the Bay Area--there has been a significant increase in anti-Asian hate. Between March 2020 and February 2021, 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents occurred nationwide, according to a recent report by Stop AAPI Hate, with nearly 44% occurring in California, and nearly a quarter taking place in the Bay Area. Many of the most heartbreaking incidents involve seniors who were beaten and even killed while walking in their neighborhoods. Nearly 70% of these incidents have targeted AAPI women.
- Speak up and condemn anti-Asian hate, racism, and violence
- Report incidents of anti-Asian attacks to the SFSU Bias Incident Education Team and on Stop AAPI Hate's website
- Protect yourself when faced with discrimination and/or speak up for others as a bystander: Hollaback is hosting several trainings on bystander intervention
- Learn about the history of discrimination faced by the AAPI community – PBS’s documentary Asian Americans is currently streaming for free
- Stand in solidarity with other communities of color and white allies to combat racism and white supremacy together. Protests and marches are happening all across the U.S.
- Consider attending an ASPIRE program at SF State.