In response to the rise in anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment, we at Right To Be partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training to support the Asian/American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Unfortunately, attacks against the AAPI community and xenophobic crimes in the US are not new phenomena. The US has a long history of anti-Asian racism, and we have seen it manifested against different AAPI communities in many ways over the years, from discrimination in school to harassment against Asian women and more.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen increases in anti-Asian discrimination, racism, and harassment, and even anti-Asian attacks, hate crimes, and violence such as the Atlanta spa shooting in March 2021. The surge in anti-Asian racism and harassment continues to devastate AAPI communities in the US and across the world each day.
As communities, we need to take action!