We are stunned by the shooting deaths of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Yaun, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Yong Ae Yue, Suncha Kim, and Paul Andre Michels and the wounding of Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz in Atlanta this past week. We are heartbroken that anti-Asian hate continues to escalate to such a new and tragic level.
Right now, we are especially hurting for our friends in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. It will take time to process what happened in Atlanta, if we ever really can process such hate. We encourage all to stand in solidarity with the AAPI community, today and always. Below are just a few resources to help do just that:
Here are a few organizations offering training in terms of actions allies can take to both safely and substantively show up for our Asian American friends, neighbors, and colleagues:
- Red Canary Song
- National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence
- Stop AAPI Hate
- AAPI Community Fund
- Asian Mental health Collective
Although this piece was released at the outset of the Coronavirus a year ago, The Role of an Inclusive Leader When the Coronavirus Spreads Fear, Racism, and Xenophobia offers still-relevant reading and suggestions for inclusive leadership in the face of anti-Asian hate.