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For information about broader campus resources, please see the letter from University leaders.
In the wake of continued hate, harassment, and violence against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders, the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life invites you to explore the following spiritual resources and support.
Prayers and Reflections
- A Reflection by Chaplain Affiliate, Rebecca Nie
- Being Asian American means living in a country that treats you as a perpetual foreigner by Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz.
- Does God See Us?: Processing as an Asian American Practitioner by Christina Foor
- Prayers by Erina Kim-Eubanks, Co-Pastor of Bethel Community:
- Stand Together to fight anti-Asian hate. We all have a stake in a more inclusive America: As a Black Muslim and a white Jew, we know what it's like to be targeted for hate. Solidarity with Asian Americans is the best way to ensure AAPI safety.
- We Hold the Grief of Our Asian and Asian American Sangha by the East Bay Meditation Center
- 'We'll do anything we can': Jewish groups in solidarity with Asian-American after Atlanta Shootings
Faith Based Organizations
- Asian American Christian Collaborative (AACC)
- American Friends Service Committee
- Be'Chol Lashon
- Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
- Buddhists and Racial Justice
- Christian Community Development Association
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- Princeton's Interfaith Resources for Racism
- ReconciliAsian - peace center in Los Angeles that equips leaders in Korean and Asian American churches and communities to serve in ways that promote unity, justice and peace towards reconciliation.
- Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
- Ignatian Solidarity Network
- Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative
- Learn about The AAPI COVID19 Project: A collective research project examining the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as it shapes the lives of Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the United States
- Explore the Asian Mental Health Collective
- Volunteer to be a chaperone at Compassion in Oakland
- Read articles on the alarming violence against Asian Americans in RollingStone, CNN, NPR
- Read the Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
- Report any hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Stop AAPI Hate
- Seek Justice and legal support if you have been the victim of a hate crime:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC
- AAJC is great. If you are looking for another source, here’s another Bay Area-based one https://www.apilegaloutreach.org
Campus Resources and Additional Support
We are grateful to our Asian American Activities Center for curating this list of resources on and off campus. Please see below for additional details.
Campus Partner Statements in Solidarity
- Women's Community Center: Community Letter condemning anti-Asian violence
- Markaz: Resource Center: Solidarity with Asian & Asian American communities
- El Centro Chicano y Latino: In Solidarity and Love with Asian & Asian American communities
- Indigenous Solidarity with our Asian and Asian American Communities
- BCSC Reflections-In Solidarity with our Asian and Asian American Communities
If you need support, the following resources are available:
Report a Hate Crime
- On-Campus: Acts of Intolerance
- CAPS - Talk with a Psychologist
- Well-Being @ Stanford - Talk with a well-being coach
- Bridge Peer Counseling - 24/7 peer support counseling and support on the phone
- Grieving at Stanford
- Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education (SHARE): Education Team - Talk with staff members who are professionally trained in matters related to sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, positive sexuality and healthy relationships.
- Harassment & Hate Towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders during COVID-19
- President Biden’s Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Hate Crimes Resources
- Movement Hub: created to amplify the on-the-ground activism and organizing within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta
- AAPI Community Fund - benefits organizations for their leadership in the AAPI Community
- Hate is a Virus
- I Am Womankind - Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to rise above trauma and build a path to healing.
- National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence - Created by API anti-sexual assault advocates to center the experiences of victim/survivors of sexual violence from the Asian & Pacific Islander communities.
- Red Canary Song - Grassroots collective of Asian & Migrant sex workers organizing transnationally.
- AAPI Women Lead - Along with #ImReady Movement, AAPI Women Lead aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls.
- Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity - Serves victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities
- Maitri - Free, conﬁdential, nonproﬁt organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that primarily helps families and individuals from South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, or family conﬂict.
- National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - Focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect their lives, families, and communities.