NCW Libraries stands with the American Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association in condemning anti-Asian hate crimes.

We mourn the tragic deaths this week of eight people at Asian-owned businesses in Atlanta, Ga. The attack came amid increasing reports of anti-Asian racism and violence during the coronavirus pandemic.

We are committed to dismantling cultural bias and bigotry by promoting diversity in our collections, programming, policies and hiring practices, ensuring that our diverse communities see themselves represented on our library shelves, in our offerings, and among our ranks.

We have compiled some resources that can help us all listen and learn about the crisis of anti-Asian racism and the ways that we can help alleviate it.

Resources

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. 

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. 

Stop AAPI Hate was started in March 2020 in response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. It tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum focuses on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect their lives, families and communities.

Books

A Literary Guide To Combat Anti-Asian Racism In America

Five Books To Educate Yourself on Anti-Asian Racism in American

A Reading List To Understand Anti-Asian Racism In America

Five Nonfiction Works That Challenge Covid-19-Inspired Racism

7 Books For Kids That Fight Covid-19-Inspired Racism

A Reading List To Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage

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