Stop Asian Hate

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UPDATE: Thank you to those who purchased shirts and stickers! $100 has been raised and donated to AAJA as of 5/19/21.

He had a “bad day.”

The killer and the Georgia official who helped spread the killer’s narrative blamed the murder spree on a “bad day.” The audacity.

I wanted this design to be bold and express the rage of the waking, peaceful beast. Asians and Asian Americans – especially women – have always been seen as quiet and docile but no more.

All proceeds from the Stop Asian Hate collection will go to support the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) to ensure fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and communities of color, and provide key educational programs and training to the community.

I’ve also pulled together a list of local Asian & Asian American community organizations to help stop the hate. Here are some from MA that are doing the important ground work in uplifting our community:

Asian American Civic Association (AACA)
Providing limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency. Also, they print the Sampan Newspaper, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England and the home for my comics.

Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)
A political home for pan-Asian communities in Greater Boston.

Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC)
Working in underserved and immigrant Asian American communities in the Greater Boston region to create and preserve affordable, sustainable, and healthy neighborhoods.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
The first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of who are union members, and our allies advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights

Asian Sisters Participating In Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE)
Building and empowering a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK)
A nonprofit, community organization serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Empowering Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities by providing a broad range of innovative and family-centered programs and services to more than 13,000 children, youth, and adults every year.

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc. (CMAA)
Improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs.

Chinatown Adventure (CHAD)
This has a special place in my heart because I served as a junior counselor for two summers. I learned so much and it made a huge impact on my life. The program is run by Phillips Brooks House Association and seeks to enrich and improve the quality of life for low-income youth in Boston’s Chinatown through a commitment to the academic, social, and personal development of its campers.

Chinese Culture Connection (CCC)
Promoting intercultural harmony, strengthen diverse communities and build bridges between American and Chinese people through interactive educational programs and arts in schools, libraries, museums and community centers throughout New England.

Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)
A grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond.

Greater Boston Legal Services
Providing free legal assistance to as many low-income families as possible to help them secure the most basic necessities of life.

Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC)
A grassroots, community-led nonprofit that builds power with Asian American community members of the greater Malden area

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum / Boston chapter (NAPAWF)
The only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI)
Fostering and improving the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of immigrants and their families in order to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities.

Building a strong Vietnamese community and a vibrant Fields Corner through the following measures: promoting civic engagement and community building; developing affordable housing and commercial space; providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise development; and offering high quality child care services.