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Anti-Racism Guide: Asian/South Asian resources

Education and Literature on Anti-Asian Hate

  • Watch: Asian Americans film series on PBS. 

  • Watch: House Judiciary Hearing on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans 

  • Read: Psychological Impact of Anti-Asian Stigma Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

  • Read: Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States 

  • Read: Stop APPI Hate National Report 

  • Watch: PBS | Asian Americans – History of identity, contributions, and challenges experiences by Asian Americans. 

  • Read: Challenge Racist British Columbia: 150 Years and Counting 

  • Read: Responding to Hate Toolkit by Ryerson University 

  • Read: #FaceRace campaign by CCNC Social Justice, CCNC Toronto, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Civil Engagement Network 

  • Read: “Too Asian?: Racism, Privilege, and Post-Secondary Education” 

  • Read: ETFO | Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators 

  • Read: Chinese Head Tax in Canada, by A. Chan  

  • Read: TIMELINE: This is Canada’s history of anti-Asian racism that COVID-19 has amplified

  • Watch: Hidden Hate: Anti-Asian Racism | Global News special 

  • Read: Read literature and resources to stop anti-Asian violence from Powell's Books.

Asian American & Canadian LGBTQIA+ Resources


Events: future & past

Events that have already occurred, but you may want to stay tuned to future events! 

  • Virtual Event: Anti-Asian Sentiment & Racism hosted by Chinese Association of West Michigan (3/26/2021) 

  • Virtual Event: Anti-Asian Racism and Violence hosted by ACLU of Nevada, One APIA Nevada, and Asian Community Development Council (3/26/2021) 

  • Chicago Event: Stop Anti-Asian Violence, Stop China-Bashing! Hosted by Answer Coalition Chicago (3/27/2021) 

Documentaries freely available on the internet

Professor Henry Yu, a member of the UBC History Department and Principal of St. John's College, presents an overview of the systemic discrimination experienced by Chinese immigrants to Canada, mixing his own family's story with the broader history of Vancouver's, BC's and Canada's policies and regulations. Prof. Yu is co-curator of an upcoming exhibit on Chinese-Canadian immigration entitled A Seat at the Table, opening soon at the Museum of Vancouver and in Chinatown.

Swimming Upstream is a powerful video produced by Maryka Omatsu and narrated by Mark Sakamoto which holds to account the key public officials who engineered the total displacement and dispossession of Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. It exposes the pure hypocrisy of the politicians who acted in complete opposition to the advice of their officials that Japanese Canadians did not pose a security risk and were loyal Canadians.

Films available through Adler library

E-books available through Adler library

Anti-Asian Violence Groups and Resources

Mental Health Resources for the AAPI Community