March 26th, Asian American lawmakers and community leaders are observing #StopAsianHate Virtual Day of Action of Healing and we took the opportunity to issue AK-PA’s statement on this growing issue.
The Alaska Psychological Association stands with Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders nationwide. We are deeply saddened by the recent rise of violence against Asian Americans and condemn the targeted attacks that took the lives of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, in the state of Georgia.
The Alaska Psychological Association remains committed to adopting an anti-racist stance and to fostering diversity and inclusion. We recognize racism as a pandemic and believe that racial trauma has a profound effect on the holistic wellness of those who experience it. Racism has no place in our communities and should be condemned by all.
We want to share resources for support for those affected by anti-Asian racism and mass shootings. We also wanted to share resources for allies and advocates to further our knowledge and enhance our ability to build inclusive and anti-racist communities.
Stop AAPI Hate
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Tracking Hate Stories
Free bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment
Anti-Racism Resources to Support AAPI Community
“Speak Up” Strategies for Racist or Xenophobic Comments
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Asian Mental Health Collective
2020 Statistics on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
Anti-Asian violence has surged in the US since COVID-19. But it didn’t start there.
Why this Wave of Anti-Asian Racism Feels Different
Thank you to our Diversity Committee for developing this message. We welcome all members to get involved with our committees to make AK-PA a dynamic and active professional association.