Resources to confront anti-Asian Racism

Self-Care Resources for Asian Students, Faculty, and Staff


Educational Resources 


Anti-Asian Violence in North America: Asian American and Asian Canadian Reflections on Hate, Healing, and Resistance by Patricia Wong Hall & Victor M. Hwang (2001)

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics edited by Lynn Fujiwara & Shireen Roshanravan (2018)

Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada’s International History by Laura Madokoro & Francine McKenzie (2017)

Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America by Seema Sohi (2014)

Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians by Jordan Stanger-Ross (2020)

Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings By and About Asian American Women edited by Asian Women United of California (1989)

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (2020)

Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties by Karen L. Ishizuka & Jeff Chang (2016)

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui (2017)

The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee (2016) 

We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future by Deepa Iyer (2017)

News, Blog Posts, and Tools

“Anti-Asian Racism in Canada: How to Have Open Conversations with Kids” by Arti Patel (2021)

“Anti-Asian Racism Reaches ‘Crisis Point’ in Canada, Advocates Say” by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours (2021)

“How to Start Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism with Your Family” by Anna Sirianni (2021)

“The Long History of US Racism Against Asian Americans, From ‘Yellow Peril’ to ‘Model Minority’ to the ‘Chinese Virus” by Adrian De Leon (2020)

“Timeline: This Is Canada's History of Anti-Asian Racism that COVID-19 Has Amplified” by Veronica Appia (2021)

Anti-Asian Violence Spiked During COVID-19, Here’s What You Should Know by Isabelle Docto (2021)

Decade-Old Article on Universities Being 'Too Asian' Sparks Panel Conversation on Anti-Asian Racism at UBC by Mandy Huynh (2020)

Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention by Hollaback! (2016) 

Survey of Chinese Canadians’ Experience of Discrimination During COVID by Angus Reid Institute & University of Alberta (2020)

Essays, Memoirs, Poetry

Dictée by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (2009) 

Translating Mo’Um by Cathy Park Hong (2002) 

Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (2015) 


COVID-Specific Resources

Asian American Feminist Antibodies: Care in the Time of Coronavirus by Salonee Bhaman et al. (2020)

“Anti-Chinese Racism is Canada’s ‘Shadow Pandemic,’ Say Researchers” by Randy Shore (2020)

“Chinese Canadians Share Their Experiences of Racism During COVID-19" by Jessica Lee (2020)

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism” by Learning for Justice (2020)

FaceRace (open challenge to all Canadians to confront racism amidst the COVID-19 pandemic)

Initiatives and Organizations

Anti-Asian Violence Resources (US: Healthcare Alliance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders)

Canadian Race Relations Foundation (Community Mobilization Fund, anti-racism training, workshops)

Chinese Canadian Council for Social Justice

Combating Anti-Racism in Vancouver (Yarrow Society) (support for youth and low-income immigrant seniors Vancouver’s Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside)

Network of Anti-Racism Organizations in Canada

Project 1907 (spaces for diasporic Asians to understand our histories, explore our identities, examine our privileges and reclaim our power)

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