I hope you are coping and managing as best you can! As you all know, our group is here to support Asian and Asian American faculty and staff on campus.
This unprecedented pandemic has not only taken a toll on world health, but has had repercussions for members of the Asian and Asian American community worldwide. Please know that AAAFSC is here to support you, and that you can reach out any time, if you are in need of resources or help.
There is a lot of information out there on this, and as an Asian American studies professor, I can say that this is, unfortunately, another chapter in the U.S.'s long history of racializing disease and stigmatizing Asian communities. I wanted to share a few key sources on the subject:
1. Our very own Charissa Cheah was quoted on the subject in this recent Washington Post article--which you can find here: "Trump has no qualms about calling the Corona Virus the Chinese virus."
2. The People’s Collective for Justice and Liberation will be presenting a Townhall on Anti-Asian Racism on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 3pm-5pm PST/ 6pm-8pm EST.
Asian American organizers, and other people of color we are in community with, will facilitate a conversation on race, struggle and solidarity in the time of a global pandemic.
You won't want to miss this--please register here and help us spread the word: https://bit.ly/Anti-AsianRacismTownhall
3. This is a multi-lingual report form: API Hate Incident Report Form from Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
I very much hope that you and your families are safe and healthy at this time. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to support you!