Responding to anti-Asian violence

March 19, 2021

Neighborhood House grieves the loss of the seven women (six of whom were Asian) and one man in Georgia last week. We condemn the violence and we stand with our Asian friends, clients, board members, and staff in solidarity and support.

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, Muslims, and other diverse individuals exist in a world where we are always at-risk of becoming a target of hate. Many of us have experienced or have been impacted by harassment, stereotyping, or violence because of our gender, racial, religious, or other identity. The rise in hate is especially troubling as an agency that is primarily staffed by and serving immigrants, refugees, and BIPOC communities.

We wrote about the alarming increase in bias and harassment against Asian American communities a year ago in the April 2020 Equity IRL. Since then, things have gotten even worse. The racist actions and words of leaders and influencers have made many of us feel less safe. At Neighborhood House, we seek to create environments that are welcoming, supporting, and affirming spaces for all our staff and clients and we collectively stand against anti-Asian violence.

Neighborhood House’s Celebrating Asian Diversity affinity group has put together some resources (below) from various organizations for our learning and taking action.

Report an Incident of Hate or Bias:

Advocate against bias and learn more:

Battling stereotypes and understanding history:

Bystander Intervention Training/resources to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment:

Domestic Violence resources:

Mental Health Resources:

Support BIPOC-owned businesses:

Donate to organizations that serve and are led by Asian Americans like: