AWP Stands With #StopAsianHate
March 22, 2021
We at AWP cannot stand idly by while the violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community continues. The tragic murders last week of eight people—all but one of them women—in their workplace were horrific and unimaginable. We offer our condolences to their families, and we extend our support to those facing discrimination and living in fear of similar acts every day. We strongly believe every person deserves to feel safe and live peacefully, and we are committed to being an ally for those fighting racial and social injustice.
We’d like to share some resources to help all of us bring about real change. To report an incident of harassment or violence against members of the AAPI community, please visit www.stopaapihate.org and learn ways you can show your support. We also recommend:
- Time magazine’s “Donating, Volunteering, Reporting Hate Incidents: Here's How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence”
- Cathy Park Hong’s recent article in the New York Times “The Slur I Never Expected to Hear in 2020”
- Texas Book Festival’s “Recommended reading about racism against Asian Americans”
We encourage you to visit Kundiman’s list of “Literary Organizations that Serve Writers of Color” and consider donating to some of the arts organizations on the list working to support Asian American communities and voices.
Please join us in raising awareness and standing against the hate however you can. If you see something, please say or do something. Together we are stronger.