Violence Against the AAPI Community Is Not the Exception, It Is The Norm
We’ve just concluded our March 21 Day Challenge on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The conversation continues with this continuing the challenge because the work is not over! As we see markers like continued anti-Asian racism and the coddling and rationalizing of violence enacted by white men, WE CHALLENGE YOU TO…
Watch this news report on the spike in hate crimes against members of the AAPI community featuring Dr. Connie Wu, who talks about present-day acts of violence as well as the causes and conditions that give rise to these abominable acts.
Read this interview with Dr. Lok Siu to learn more about how the “[U.S.] economic system inherently breeds this sort of racism and antagonism that produces racial conflict and violence.”
Listen to this NPR podcast about anti-Asian racism and how violent xenophobia has been insidiously camouflaged as public safety in the U.S.
What is the 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge?
Many people are becoming newly aware of how systemic racism and violence are impacting people of color. Even if you are new to the conversation, that is OK. Our 21 Day Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants who sign up for the Challenge will receive daily tasks via email to help foster their understanding and awareness, with activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, or reflecting on personal experience. If you’ve already completed this challenge with us in the past please know that our challenge is designed to be taken multiple times by selecting different daily challenges in order to expand what you have previously learned. Follow this link for the resources.
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