Recent news reports about anti-Asian racism and violence from Georgia, California, and the Chicago-metro region remind us that racial hostility and prejudice take many forms. The most recent incident of race-based hatred occurred with the massacre of eight people in Atlanta, including six Asian American women. While the D90 school community condemns all forms of discrimination and racism, it can sometimes feel overwhelming in the face of such incidents.
Instead of wringing our hands in dismay, the District’s Diversity Discussion Group invites members of the school community to attend a Bystander Intervention training led by Asian Americans Advancing Justice of Chicago in partnership with Hollaback!
There are several sessions for Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment available via the Zoom conference link. You can review the available dates and reserve a spot by clicking this link.
If you’re looking for other ways to actively support and stand in solidarity with the Asian community, below are a few options:
- Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention by Hollaback!
- Stop AAPI Hate
- Stand Against Hatred by Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- What you can do to fight violence and racism against Asians by Vignesh Ramachandran
- This is what no one tells you about being Asian in American in 2021 by Sharon Kwon
Many thanks to the Collaboration for Early Childhood for sharing these additional resources with us.