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As Violence Against Asian Americans Intensifies, the Moment for Philanthropy to Act Is Now

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

By Patricia Eng of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Eric Stegman of Native Americans in Philanthropy
Published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (03.17.21)

Months of escalating violence against Asian Americans came to a head on March 16th in Atlanta when a white gunman shot and killed eight people, including six Asian American women. In the wake of this horrific attack, the leaders of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Native Americans in Philanthropy issued a call for philanthropy to take action to stop this violence and hate against AAPI communities. The authors say that grantmakers can use the power of their voice and their dollars to make a difference, and should take this opportunity to stand up by investing in — and valuing — the diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Read the full post here.

Take Action

►Read Stand Up, Speak Up, Let’s Keep Each Other Safe: Stop Asian Hate for guidance on ways that you can take a stand and stop Asian hate in your community today (via the City of Philadelphia's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

AAPIP's Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention


For additional anti-racism resources, visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.