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No meek Asians here. Whether in grassroots organizations, nonprofit groups, or government positions, Asian American women are making our voices heard.

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March 2021 Resource Roundup: 10 Places to Donate

March 2021 Resource Roundup: 10 Places to Donate

It’s tax season and some of us will be getting a nice return in the mail. We recognize that this is a difficult economic time for many, and not everyone is in a position to give. However, if you have the means, donating is one of the easiest and most straightforward...

Taking Hollywood by Storm — Diverso Uplifts Writers of Color

Taking Hollywood by Storm — Diverso Uplifts Writers of Color

Even though it’s 2021, consistently diverse on-screen representation in the entertainment industry is a hard ask. In the last five years, there have been more films that not only center and focus on characters of color — just think Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” (2017) or...

AAPI Organizers Turn Out the Vote in Georgia

AAPI Organizers Turn Out the Vote in Georgia

Between November 7, 2020 and January 5, 2021, women of color and Asian American and Pacific Islander organizers helped Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock flip the Senate by winning both runoff elections in Georgia. This rare opportunity to unseat both incumbents...

What is “Decolonization”? A 101 from AAJIL

What is “Decolonization”? A 101 from AAJIL

Ever wondered what “decolonizing” means? In social justice work and even daily life, decolonizing has definitely become a buzzwork, e.g. “decolonizing the syllabus” and “decolonizing reading lists.” Here’s a primer on what decolonization means and how it affects your...

February Resource Roundup: 5 Moments of Black & Asian Solidarity

February Resource Roundup: 5 Moments of Black & Asian Solidarity

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes have been rising in number and prominence. And while outcries from our community are still not given the attention they deserve, it feels good to know that other communities of color have our back....

Asian American Women are Facing a Mental Health Crisis

Asian American Women are Facing a Mental Health Crisis

Between March and August 2020, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council collected more than 2,500 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination from 47 states and D.C. These incidents range from shouted racial slurs to Asians and Asian Americans being barred from...

Lift Every Voice and Sing — A Tribute to Black History Month

Lift Every Voice and Sing — A Tribute to Black History Month

Lift every voice and sing,'Til earth and heaven ring,Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;Let our rejoicing riseHigh as the listening skies,Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,Sing a song full of the hope...

January 2021 Resource Roundup: Antiracist Books for Every Age Group

January 2021 Resource Roundup: Antiracist Books for Every Age Group

Happy New Year! We hope the new year has been treating you well so far — and that you’ve been keeping up with your resolutions. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to read more, and this year, many of us are resolved to become more antiracist. To help...

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