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APIDA Anti-Racism & Cultural Awareness Resources

Explore an extensive list of resources - from historical information, academic reseach, tools, data, local/national organizations, cultural/arts education, and self-care - to promote and support the APIDA community. This archive also includes articles that are currently "in the news" as well as publications, podcasts, and videos.

CSUSM Support

Campus APIDA Support
Support Resource Type
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Faculty/Staff Care & Support
Faculty - Advocacy, Care, Engagement and Support (FACES) Faculty Care & Support
Stop Asian Hate: Anti-Racism & Cultural Awareness Kellogg Library Guide
Request an Initial Counseling Consultation (Students) Counseling Services
Report a Bias Incident Incident Reporting
Staff Center Staff Care & Support


COVID-19 APIDA Resources
Resource Provider Resource Type
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) Health Policy
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) - COVID Resources  COVID-19 
Asian American Feminist Antibodies (Care in a Time of Coronavirus) Self-Care & Social Justice
Combating Anti-Asian Racism in the Age of Coronavirus Curriculum Guide


Government APIDA Resources
Resource Provider Resource Type
California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus Policy & Legislation
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Policy & Legislation
COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Policy & Legislation

Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States

Presidential Action, 01/26/21  

In the News

APIDA News Stories
News Article/Story Source
 The Hidden Problem of Food Insecurity Among Asian Americans Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
Asian Americans have high vaccine rates, but it hasn’t come easy, nonprofit groups say NBC News
San Diego’s Vietnamese Community Is Booming – and Wants Redistricting to Show it Voice of San Diego
America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened? The New Yorker
Asian Americans Emerge as Force in US Politics Voice of America
GOP confronts big trouble in Little Saigon Politico
Amid wave of violence, Asian Americans, Black communities build coalitions NBC News
JoAnn Fields: A leader in San Diego's growing AAPI community CBS 8
Illinois is First State to Mandate Teaching Asian American History YR Media
Cancel 'curry'? Why South Asian American chefs say it's time for the word to go NBC News
A Chinese American Girl Learns That Her Name Contains Multitudes New York Times
New Asian American bakeries find bicultural sweet spot San Diego Union-Tribune
Anti-Asian Attacks Rise During Pandemic. Read NPR's Stories On The Surge In Violence NPR
Asian, Black Americans more likely to give to racial justice Click 2 Houston
Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn't start there. TODAY
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — a FAQ NBC News
Attacks against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here's what you can do CNN
'Black and Asian unity': attacks on elders spark reckoning with racism's roots The Guardian
Fighting xenophobia and discrimination against Asians City College Times
Hate crimes against Asian Americans are nothing new FORTUNE
How to address the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes PBS NewsHour
How to Protect the Asian-American Community (published April 19, 2021) Bloomberg CityLab
I'm done ignoring the racism I've faced as an Asian American CNN Business 
The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence The New Yorker
The U.S. Is Seeing a Massive Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes The Cut


Local APIDA News
Article Resource Type
Alliance of Chinese Americans San Diego (ACA)                                                Advocacy
Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD) Public Policy & Advocacy
Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) Civic Empowerment
Asian Solidarity Collective Solidarity
Japanese American Citizens League (San Diego Chapter) Civil Rights
Pacific Arts Movement Media Arts
San Diego Queer APIMEDA Coalition Social Awareness
Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) Health & Human Services
Viet Vote San Diego Civic Empowerment


APIDA Museums
Museum Category
Asian Art Museum Arts & Culture
Japanese American National Museum History Preservation
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum History Preservation
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center History Preservation
USC Pacific Asia Museum History Preservation
Virtual Asian American Art Museum Art & History Preservation
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience                     History Preservation


National APIDA News
News Article Resource Type
AAPI Emergency Response Network (ERN) Solidarity
APIA Scholars Scholarships
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) Advocacy
Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) Advocacy
Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) Asian America Stories
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO Advocacy
Black and Asian Feminist Solidarity Letter Solidarity
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities Advocacy & Allyship 
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) Civic Empowerment
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) Advocacy
IMPACT - Indian American Impact Fund Public Policy & Advocacy
Korean Resource Center Advocacy & Education
National APIDA Panhellenic Association Advocacy
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) Coalition
South Asians for Black Lives Advocacy
South Pacific Islander Organization Advocacy & Support
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) Civil Rights
Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Site  Anti-Asianism
Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) Advocacy & Support
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Enrichment
Vietnam Heritage Center Advocacy & Education

Podcasts & Publications

Media Name
Media Type
Asian Enough Podcast 
News Commentary
Conversation on Race
News & Culture
News & Culture
Race, Culture, & Politics
Autobiography (2020)
Novels, Stories & Books
Politics, Culture & Life
Conversation on Race
News & Culture
The Purpose of Power - How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Novels, Stories & Books

Research & Data

Research Research Type
Breaking the Silence: Mental Health and Treatment Utilization Among Asian Pacific Islander Desi American College and University Students Thesis
From Exotic to Invisible: Asian American Womens' Experiences of Discrimination Journal Article
Looking to the Next Decade: Strengthening Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions through Policy and Practice Non-Journal
Moving Toward an Inclusive Model of Allyship for Racial Justice Paper
One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising Pew Research Center
South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) History Archive
Stop AAPI Hate National Report Discrimination
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Behavioral Health Equity
The Hypersexualization of Asian Women in America: From Stereotype to Massacre (by Dr. Susie Lan Cassel, Literature & Writing Studies Dept./Ethnic Studies Program Affiliate Faculty @ CSUSM)  Faculty Presentation

Training & Tools

APIDA Training/Tools
Article Resource Type
Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community NBC News Story
Asian American Justice Toolkit Advocacy
Hollaback! Training
How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence CNBC
Racial Equity Tools Tools & Curricula


APIDA Videos
Video Name Resource Type
2021 Inauguration Poem, 'The Hill We Climb' (by Amanda Gorman)   Poetry
Asian American Documentary Network YouTube
Conversations that Matter: From Yellow Peril to COVID-19 (April 15, 2021) CSUSM Event
I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype (by Canwen Xu) TEDxBoise
The Mask of Bias in America (by Dr. Theresa Suarez, Associate Professor - CHABSS Sociology @ CSUSM) Faculty Presentation

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