Combating Anti-Asian Hate
The increased bias crimes perpetrated against the Asian/AAPI community are deeply distressing. ISSO joins the University in its commitment to anti-racism and stands in solidarity with our community.
We will update this page as more resources and announcements are made.
- Sunday, April 25, 12:00 PM EDT -- Uptown March in Solidarity With Asians in America: Black, Brown, Asian, White, People of the World Unite -- Mitchel Square Park (Broadway & 168th) to the People's Church in East Harlem (E.111th St). Join us on April 25, 2021, for a day of action in solidarity with Asian Lives. We will march through Washington Heights, Harlem, and East Harlem to demand an end to white supremacy, imperialism, and misogyny — the root causes of anti-Asian violence. We call upon Latinx, Indigenous, Black, Asian and white people across New York City to unite in the ongoing fight against racial capitalism and the systems that uphold it. For any questions email email@example.com. Learn more.
- Wednesday, April 21, 2:00 PM EDT -- We Have to Reimagine: Conversation About Anti-Asian Racism/Violence: The title for this panel takes as its inspiration the words of philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs (Barnard College '35). In her call for visionary organizing, she remarked, "We have to reimagine." This interdisciplinary panel will address the historical roots and current manifestations of anti-Asian racism and violence in our collective efforts to reimagine. Watch the recording.
- Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 PM EDT -- Social Impact LIVE: How Can We #StopAsianHate? In this episode of Social Impact LIVE, host Richard Hara (bio) sits down with three of our faculty members—Qin Gao (bio), Amy Kapadia (bio), and Jeanette Takamura (bio)—to talk about the #StopAsianHate movement and what it hopes to achieve.
- Friday, April 16, 8:30 AM EDT -- Thematic Discussion Series: Combating Anti-Asian Hate and Violence: Join this panel discussion where experts will share insights and possible courses of actions against anti-Asian crime. Professor Qin Gao from Columbia Social Work will also present findings in her recent survey. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/combatasianhate
- Thursday, April 15, 2021 -- Situational Awareness Training: Join the Columbia's Department of Public Safety in a situational awareness training, offered in partnership with University Life.
- Thursday, April 1, 1 PM EDT -- Racism and International Organizations: Speaker Series: this year is the 20th anniversary of the Durban World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. The speaker series shows both successes and limitations of multilateral approaches toward combating racial discrimination and promoting social cohesion.
- Monday, March 22, 6 PM EDT -- CUIMC students interested in attending a virtual drop-in support gathering should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Zoom link.
- Friday, March 19, 5 PM EDT -- Support Space for Asian Students
- Friday, April 2, 3 PM EDT -- AAPI Support Space: this virtual support space hosted by Furman Counseling Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is for Barnard and Columbia Morningside AAPI students to come together and process the recent escalation and visibility of hate crimes and discrimination against AAPI people. Facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Liu.
- Thursdays, April 1 to 22, 12 PM EDT -- Support Space for Asian Students: this virtual space will meet on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with “Asian Identity” in the subject line.
- Wednesdays, March 24 to April 14, 2 PM EDT -- Support Space for Female-Identified Students: this virtual space will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. For more information, or to receive the
Zoom link to join the group, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Date/Time TBD -- CUIMC Asian Identified Students: this virtual drop-in group is for students of all genders who identify as Asian who want a space to reflect on experiences of bias or discrimination and/or the rise of anti-Asian violence amidst COVID-19. We also welcome conversations about experiences of resilience at the individual and community level. For more information, please email Ritu Agarwal at email@example.com.
- Bi Weekly Wednesdays, 6 PM EDT -- CUIMC International Students: this virtual drop-in group is designed to promote connection among CUIMC international students living domestically or abroad through discussion and sharing of relevant resources. For more information, please email Kaiwen Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 19, 2021 -- Columbia News, 'Resist Reducing Them to Statistics:' Anti-Asian Violence in the Face of COVID-19
- March 18, 2021 -- Columbia News, Columbia University Decries Asian Hate, Offers Support After Spate of Recent Attacks
- March 17, 2021 -- University Life Statement, In The Wake of the Violent Attacks in Atlanta
- February 19, 2021 -- University Life Statement, Combating Anti-Asian Bias and Fostering an Inclusive Community
Resources and Support
There are many resources available, including:
- counseling and psychological services through Columbia Health on Morningside or Student Health on Haven at CUIMC
- additional support through Religious Life or your Dean of Students
- mental health resources for faculty and staff
- door to door transportation within the Columbia community area (4:00 P.M. until 4:00 A.M.)
- emergency and non-emergency support through Columbia Public Safety
- ongoing support groups at Morningside and CUIMC
- How to support Asian American colleagues (CNBC Article)
- How to fight Anti-Asian Racism Effectively (Mic Article)
- ‘Hate is learned’: Tracing the history of anti-Asian violence in America (PBS Video Report)
- Swelling Anti-Asian Violence: Who Is Being Attacked Where (New York Times Article)
Report an Incident
Alternatives to New York City Police Department
- Visit dontcallthepolice.com for various contacts
- Call 911 to report a hate crime or any emergency
- Report all other incidents of hate crime through your local precinct (non-emergencies)
- Call 1-888-NYC-SAFE if you notice any potentially dangerous activity on an MTA bus, subway or railroad
- Call 1-877-NO-HATE-NY to provide any tips relating to hate crimes
New York City Police Department Hate Crime Task Force
- Call 646-610-5267
- Email email@example.com
New York State Hate Crime Task Forces
- Report incident
- Call 1-888-392-3644
- Text “HATE” to 81336
- Victims of hate crimes will be provided with appropriate assistance by the local precinct’s Community Affairs team and the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force
- Immigration status does not in any way prevent victims from reporting Hate Crimes or receiving essential services in New York City
- Find more reporting resources and tips at Asian American Bar Association of New York
- Report attacks or find helpful information at Asian Americans Advancing Justice