As part of its second-year pledge to the AAPI Giving Challenge, East West will donate upwards of $6 million to key nonprofits and initiatives supporting the AAPI movement for inclusion, equality, and justice.
"When we did a report with the Asian American Psychologist Association, we found that in fact individuals in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community are more worried about the hate that they're experiencing than... COVID-19" —Manjusha P. Kulkarni
In a turbulent year, as the U.S. has seen a surge in racist, anti-Asian attacks—from terrifying assaults on senior citizens to the tragic mass shooting in Atlanta—no coalition has been more impactful in raising awareness of this violence than Stop AAPI Hate. Since its start, the organization has logged more than 9,000 anti-Asian acts of hate, harassment, discrimination and assault across the country.
To counter the surge in discrimination against Asian Americans, Kaiser Permanente has joined with Asian Americans Advancing Justice — AAJC (Advancing Justice—AAJC) to establish the Stop Anti-Asian Hate and Violence Initiative.
Leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are asking colleagues to speak responsibly about U.S.-China relations amid concern that the escalating geopolitical rivalry is contributing to anti-Asian sentiment and a spike in hate incidents in the United States.
As the world reopens, many travelers are eager to get back on the road, but Asian Americans may have some additional baggage after more than a year-and-a-half of attacks on their community.