AAPI support, resources, and information
Hate has no home in the County of Santa Clara.
We are here to help. Please share this information as a resource guide to end violence and bigotry. If you or someone you know has been a target or victim of violence or a hate crime, report this to our law enforcement immediately. Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/ for more information about efforts happening nationwide.
We have new statistics from Stop AAPI Hate’s report, Two Years and Thousands of Voices. The report makes it clear that if you’re just following news stories, you’re not getting the full picture of what AAPIs are experiencing. Showcasing the nearly 11,500 hate incidents reported to Stop AAPI Hate’s reporting center between March 19, 2020 and March 31, 2022.
Key findings of Two Years and Thousands of Voices include:
- Non-criminal incidents comprise the vast majority of the harmful hate incidents that AAPI community members experience. Harassment is a major problem. Two in three (67%) of nearly 11,500 incidents involved harassment, such as verbal or written hate speech or inappropriate gestures.
- AAPI individuals who are also female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, and/or elderly experience hate incidents that target them for more than one of their identities at once.
- One in three (32%) parents who participated in the Stop AAPI Hate/Edelman Data & Intelligence survey were concerned about their child being a victim of anti-AAPI hate or discrimination in unsupervised spaces and on the way to school.
- Hate happens everywhere — in both large cities and small towns, in AAPI enclaves and in places where AAPI communities are few and far between.
Bystander intervention training video with CA Assemblymember Alex Lee
Video of my comments from the Stop AAPI Hate Rally April 10 in Cupertino
Watch video of my comments on AAPI violence during March 23 BOS Meeting on Item 18 Item 18 Recommendation of implementation of an anti-hate community outreach and education campaign (AAPI hate crimes/violence response)
Previous Statements on why we must unite to fight AAPI hate crimes and violence.
We must unite and educate everyone to stand and fight violence and bigotry together. The violence against the AAPI community is drastically increasing, while these crimes are seriously under-reported. Whether it be the “model minority” stereotypes, or the vicious murders in Atlanta, or assaults on the streets in Oakland or the Caltrain in San José - it’s all rooted in the same ignorance and hate which needs to end. Silence will embolden the perpetrators and we must stand up to let them know that this will never be tolerated, and justice will be upheld.
We stand in solidarity and grief for the lives lost to senseless murders in Atlanta. We say their names and we will fight for them. Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michels, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong A. Yue.
We stand in solidarity with all of the lives lost and individuals harmed and suffering fear and trauma from this violence and hate. We must become extra vigilant to keep our communities safe, and not let hate and fear divide us. Enough IS enough!
We also must not let whataboutism distract the conversation that needs to be had on systemic racism. We can no longer hide behind excuses and dismiss these acts of domestic terrorism as mental health breakdowns or expressions of free speech. There are real influences and dangerous rhetoric that has targeted the AAPI community to be harassed, denigrated, murdered, harmed, intimidated and maligned. No more.
Santa Clara County is one of America’s most thriving communities because of our diversity. Our county is home to over 750,000 Asian Americans, with deep roots for many generations, yet we still struggle to be seen and respected.
We will not tolerate this hate and violence. We will never be silenced. I want to continue to extend my appreciation to our brothers and sisters from the Black, Latinx, Jewish, Muslim, LGBTQ+ and other communities for standing with the AAPI community. We are in this together.
Hate against one is crime against us all. There is no place for hate crimes in our community, our country, or ever. Standing together and speaking up is how we will prevail.
Groups/Organizations for more information:
Stop AAPI Hate
A national coalition aimed at addressing anti-Asian discrimination amid the pandemic, was founded by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department.
A coalition of more than forty community-based organizations that serve and represent the 1.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the greater Los Angeles area, with a particular focus on low-income, immigrant, refugee, and other vulnerable populations.
Founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change
that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice.
The oldest and largest such academic program in the nation. Founded after the 1968-69 Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front student strike, it maintains the strike’s values of student activism, social justice, and community self-determination.
APIAHF & NAPABA launch combat hate crimes toolkit in 24 Languages
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been nearly 4,000 recorded hate incidents against the Asian American community, and this number continues to rise. Earlier this week, President Biden announced additional actions to respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias. Attorney General Garland announced a 30-day review to assess the government's tracking capabilities and prosecution of hate offenses that are surging across the country. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) are working with the Biden administration to identify problems and to offer solutions in combating hate crimes.
APIAHF and NAPABA have collaborated to urgently develop a community Combat Hate Crimes Toolkit, which provides basic and critical information for victims, community-based organizations and community leaders. The toolkit, created under the National AA and NHPI Health Response Partnership, is translated into 24 different languages—the single largest collection of AANHPI translated materials ever and includes:
- Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident
- Working with law enforcement and the media
- Checklist for community organizations
- Frequently asked questions