Stop Anti-Asian Violence
Supporting AAPI and combating anti-Asian hate
As a Cornell unit devoted to all students, faculty, and staff, the East Asia Program shares these resources for support, education, awareness, and advocacy.
The effort to confront racism is collaborative so we encourage sharing these resources widely.
- Confronting Anti-Asian Bias - a statement from Avery August and Wendy Wolford, and invitation to a May 7 Teach-in, Global Cornell
- Anti-racism resources for the AAPI community (compiled by the Asian American Studies Program)
- Ithaca Asian American Association
- Tompkins County Human Rights Commission
- Project HEAL: Mental health support by trained student volunteers in Mandarin. Other languages planned.
- Asian American Discrimination and Substance Abuse is a resource created by Drug Rehab Services to help individuals better understand how systemic racism is prevalent in substance abuse and addiction recovery.
- WE ARE NOT COVID anti-Asian incident reporting spreadsheet created by artist Kenneth Tam and sustained by Stopdiscriminasian.org
- Bystander Intervention and Safety Resources
- A recent Cornell Daily Sun article, “Professors and students demand institutional change against anti-Asian racism(link is external),” with specific calls from Asian American faculty and students in the wake of rising anti-Asian racism. *
- Asian American Artists Push Back Against Hate (NYT article)
- Poetry: Women Warriors Solidarity Reading from the Asian American Women's Writers Workshop
- I Still Believe in Our City series of posters designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya created in partnership with the NYC Commission on Human Rights. We include her art on this page. Anti-Asian racism happens through the United States, not just NYC, and certainly in Ithaca. We need to confront it together.
- *Select op-eds by Asian American scholars:
- “The ‘bad day’ defense after the Atlanta shooting reinforced the idea of White victimhood(link is external)” (Rick Baldoz, Washington Post op-ed on anti-Asian sentiments' deep roots in American history)
- “Anti-Asian violence and U.S. imperialism(link is external)” (Simeon Man, Institute of Race Relations)
- “It’s time to reckon with the history of Asian women in America(link is external)” (Durba Mitra, Sara Kang and Genevieve Clutario, Harper’s Bazaar)
- “How the history of spas & sex work fits into the conversation about the Atlanta shootings(link is external)”(Kimberly Kay Hoang, Vox)
*From a letter sent by Avery August, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Presidential Advisor on Diversity and Equity and Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs. Their complete letter is linked above titled, 'Confronting Anti-Asian Bias'.
- Global Racial Justice