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Given the recent uptick in reported incidents of anti-AAPI violence, AABA has compiled a list of resources for members who would like to become involved with pro bono opportunities to assist victims of hate crimes, community safety efforts to protect AAPI elders and others who have been targeted in hate incidents, contribute to mutual aid, and attend programming that discuss ways in which our communities can address and stop AAPI hate.  We understand that anti-AAPI violence is a historically entrenched, recurring problem, that will require sustained work and long-term action. 

Have a suggestion to add? Contact Christina Chen at christina.chen@morganlewis.com with suggestions for updates.

Link to AAJC AAPI Anti-Hate Community Resources Google Document

Link to NAPABA Hate Crime Resources

Direct Service Volunteering Opportunities

Pro Bono & Other Organizational Volunteering Opportunities

Mutual Aid

Training/Tips for Community Rallies and Direct Action

Upcoming Events

Online Resources

AAPI Hate Incident and Hate Crime Reporting

Recommended Reading

Direct Service Volunteering Opportunities

  • Accompany AAPI seniors in Oakland Chinatown as they go on trips to the grocery store, visit the doctor, obtain medications, and undertake other essential life activities, and participate in community foot patrols (regularly scheduled for 11-5 on Fridays and Saturdays, with on-call shifts on other days of the week), by signing up with Compassion in Oakland.
    • CIO is exploring launching in the Little Saigon/Eastlake area in Oakland, and is launching the same volunteer service in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Participate in community patrols, train in de-escalation of violence, become involved in graffiti removal efforts, and educate community members about the hate crime reporting process in San Francisco Chinatown with the United Peace Collaborative.
  • Volunteer with Japantown Prepared, newly started with United Peace Collaborative on the last week of March, with patrol groups of 10-14 volunteers who walk and monitor San Jose Japantown, and talk to seniors and other community members about their safety needs.
  • Participate in the recently-revived PickItUp Oakland Chinatown program, organized by the OCA-Asian American Advocates' East Bay Chapter, where volunteers participate in community beautification efforts in Oakland Chinatown, and in past months, have taken out several pounds of waste out of our sidewalks, streets, and parks to keep our streets clean and welcome, and to show pride in our neighborhood.  As the program has restarted, in the wake of high rates of anti-AAPI violence, the organizers of this program have expressed a dual purpose of this program to put more “eyes on the street” to help deter crime.
  • Sign up for upcoming strolls with the Oakland Chinatown Coalition, which is a broad, neighborhood based coalition of service and community based organizations, businesses and professionals, churches, and residents in Oakland Chinatown.  The OCC will be finalizing their Volunteer Strolling Program, a pilot extension to their current Chinatown Clean Ambassador Program, in the coming weeks.  Check back regularly for updates and registration for strolls. 
  • Volunteer with Trybe, which is a community-based nonprofit rooted in East Oakland, is looking for volunteers to join them on Monday and Fridays from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm, meeting up at Clinton Park, to  build up their Peace Ambassador Program in the Little Saigon/Eastlake Area. For more information and to sign up, please email Andrew Park at info@oaklandtrybe.org.  Please also consider supporting their fundraising efforts for the Peace Ambassador Program.

Pro Bono and Other Organizational Volunteering Opportunities

Mutual Aid

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is requesting resources to support families impacted by Atlanta spa shootings. If you have resources to commit, fill out this form.  
  • Asian Health Services has started a fund to support an Oakland Chinatown Victim’s Fund for individuals and families impacted by the recent crime and assaults that have occurred in the community.
  • The Community Youth Center of San Francisco (“CYC”) has established its Victims and Survivors Fund to help address the immediate needs of those affected by violence. The funds raised in this campaign will go directly to support the various financial needs of API victims and survivors to aid them in a path to healing.  The creation of this fund is part of CYC’s process of building a city-wide social support and safety infrastructure to provide service coordination to assist API families and victims of crime. 
    • The beneficiary organization for this fundraiser is the Coalition for Community Safety and justice, a newly formed coalition of Asian American community organizations in SF who are addressing inter-ethnic violence, anti-Asian racism, and are working to build San Francisco’s capacity to create alternatives to safety and justice.  This coalition consists of CYC, Chinese Progressive Association, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the New Breath Foundation.
  • Go Fund Me Support the AAPI Community Fund, which provides grants to trusted AAPI organizations determined by cross-sectional advisory group of AAPI advocacy and activist leaders including APIAVote's Christine Chen, Define America's Jose Antonio Vargas, formerly BLD PWR's Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright, and Brad Jenkins of RUN AAPI; cultural leaders Phillip Lim, Gold House, and CAPE; the GoFundMe.org board, and the GoFundMe Trust and Safety team. 

Training/Tips for Community Rallies and Direct Action

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2021 @ 6 pm - 9 pm pst - know your rights training

  • March and April APAs vs. Hate Conference, hosted by the California Asian American Bar Association (Cal-APABA).  The last, remaining event is Session 5: Know Your Rights Training, co-hosted by AABA, Cal-APABA, Stop AAPI Hate, and API Legal Outreach:
  • Register now: https://www.aaba-bay.com/event-4141327   
  • Since the start of the pandemic, hate crimes and incidents targeting members of the AAPI community have been on the rise.  These racially-charged incidents can happen in your workplace, in your neighborhood, and on the street.  What are your legal rights in these situations? Join AABA, Cal-APABA, APILO, Stop AAPI Hate, and the below subject matter experts on criminal justice, employment, housing, and students' rights, as we discuss what constitutes a hate crime and resources available to victims of hate incidents.
  • All the panel recordings are available on Cal-APABA’s YouTube channel.
  • Speakers
    • Employment: Toni Jaramilla, Toni Jaramilla, PC
    • Housing/retail/public accommodation: Branden Butler, DFEH Assistant Deputy Director of Education and Outreach
    • School: Michael Chang, Civil Rights Attorney for US Dept. of Education
    • Criminal/victim rights: Adrian Roxas, Roxas Law

april 19, 2021 @ 6 pm - 7 pm pst - stronger together

April 23, 2021 @ 12 pm - 1:30 pm pst - ACBA anti-api violence and heightened xenophobia and racism

  • Alameda County Bar Association’s Anti-API Violence and Heightened Xenophobia and Racism, part of ACBA’s Racial Equity Series. 
  • This program examines the recent wave of violence and attacks on the API community. We will hear from a member of our legal community whose family member experienced a recent attack as well as from a Professor of Asian American Studies at SF State University on the rise of anti-API violence and discrimination in connection with COVID. We will also hear from the Executive Director of the first organization in the country to represent and promote the legal and civil rights of API communities and the recent legislative efforts to combat the heightened xenophobia and racism.
  • Register for FREE.

cal-apaba healing circle

anti-aapi violence solidarity event

roundtable of aapi bar association leaders

  • AABA Civil Rights Committee Roundtable of AAPI Bar Association Leaders to Discuss Solutions and Measures to Address and Stem Anti-AAPI Violence: TBD.

Online Resources


  • Location: Online, offered monthly
  • Type of Program: Anti-Asian Harassment Response and Bystander Training Series
    • Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment & Xenophobia
    • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Training
    • How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Asian American Federation

AAPI Emergency Response Network

  • Type of Resource: Hate Incidents, Small Business, COVID-19 


The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project

  • Location: Online
  • Type of resource: Self-Defense Deck
  • Languages: English, Burmese, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Vietnamese

Taproots Collective

  • Location: Online, Facebook
  • Type of resource: Provide space for Vietnamese in the movements to build strength through self-defense and self care practices with sensitivity to trauma; Online classes.
  • Languages: English, possibly Vietnamese.

NAPABA Hate Crimes Task Force and Pro Bono Legal Resources

  • Location: Online
  • Type of resource: Contains information on federal an various state definitions of hate crimes, and information on reporting hate crimes against AAPIs to law enforcement and community organizations, and compiles statements, white papers, and testimony on discrimination and violence against Asian Americans. 
  • Language: English.

AAPI Hate Incident & Hate Crime Reporting

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  • Report Incidents of Hate
  • Read Their Stories
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice created this site in January 2017 to capture information about the increase in hate we observed in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Through this website, we document hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination experienced by our community. As we state on the site, when people submit reports, they are aiding our efforts to monitor and push back against hate. “By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention.”
  • The following resources are available through Stand Against Hatred:
    • We partner with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and their Stop Hate project to provide assistance to those impacted by hate. Assistance with legal and social services is available through the Stop Hate hotline (1-844-9-NO-HATE), which is accessible in a number of languages.
    • Asian Americans Advancing Justice is part of Communities Against Hate, a diverse coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Read the report Hate Magnified published by the coalition in January 2019 that details reports submitted to Communities Against Hate.

Stop AAPI Hate - Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco State University  

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Recommended Reading

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