The shooting in Atlanta was a hate crime. And it was not in a vacuum. The Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community (AAPI) has experienced increased violence in recent months. Here's how you can help. Donate to support the AAPI Community.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta
The Atlanta chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice has created a donation page aimed at supporting the victims and their families impacted by the shootings on March 16.
A number of campaigns have been launched in the past few months as violence toward the AAPI community has surged. In early March, GoFundMe launched #StopAsianHate in collaboration with the organizations Gold House and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE). The page curates local fundraisers from across the nation, uplifting efforts to support hate crime victims and increase protection and security for AAPI communities.
AAPI Community Fund
GoFundMe also established the Support the AAPI Community Fund, with the goal of raising $1 million that will be distributed to grassroots organizations.
Hate is a Virus
Also accepting donations is the CommUNITY Action Fund set up by Hate Is a Virus, which aims to raise $1 million for both national and local efforts supporting the AAPI community.
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is dedicated to creating change for AAPI women and girls through methods including policy change and legal advocacy. You can donate here.
Red Canary Song
To support migrant workers and sex workers, Red Canary Song is a grassroots Chinese massage parlor worker coalition fighting for labor rights and advocating for Asian migrant communities and sex working communities. The organization is accepting funds through its website.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
You can also support the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which works to promote the civil rights of Asian Americans on issues ranging from immigrant rights and voting rights to police misconduct and human trafficking. Donations can be made here.