Fight Anti-Asian Racism


Curated by Drs. Catherine Costigan and Danu Anthony Stinson (University of Victoria) and updated by Growth & Solidarity Research Team



Swan Vancouver
Culturally-Specialized Supports & Advocacy for Im/Migrant Women Engaged in Indoor Sex Work

Red Canary Song
Grassroots collective of Asian & migrant sex workers, organizing transnationally

Supports Asian and migrant sex workers

Chinese Canadian Council (Toronto Chapter)
Runs a site for hate crime reporting

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Mission to build power with AAPI women and girls

Violence Against Asian Americans Continues: How You Can Help the AAPI Community by Andrea Wurzburger
Organizations that support the AAPI community amid increased racial violence



Faces of Racism
A resource with multiple translations for Asian communities to discuss and respond to subtle racism

Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracist Reading List

ACLU Podcast Activist Amanda Nguyen on the Rise of Attacks on Asian Americans (Episode 144)

No One is Paying Attention
A comic about the rise in anti-Asian crimes by Lisa Lim

The Other Problematic Outbreak: As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, so does racism by Yasmeen Serhan and Timothy McLaughlin

Racism and the history of Asian sex work by Jeff Yang

Chinese Canadians share their experiences of racism during COVID-19 by Jessica Lee

Stop AAPI Hate released the number of AAPI hate crimes that were reported this year

We Can’t Ignore the Recent Attacks on the Asian American Community by Yujia Ding

“Other”: A Brief History of American Xenophobia

Art Workers Mobilize to Combat Anti-Asian Racism

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race   by Books for Littles

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race by Katrina Michie

‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used as a Racial Wedge Between Asians and Blacks by Kat Chow

My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest – by Lori Lakin Hutcherson


Take Action 

UVic Anti-Racism Education Program

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice – By Corinne Shutack

Crowd-Sourced Anti-racism resources

Wu (2020) Allyship in the Time of Coronavirus: Resistance to the New Yellow Peril. BC Psychologist

Anti-Asian Discrimination and Antiracist Bystander Behaviors amid the COVID-19 Outbreak preprint by Pricilla Lui

Action Resource Plan for Asian Americans and Allies by Annie Wu & Kim Saira


Take Action in your classes

Anti-Racism Teacher Resources from the BC Teachers’ Federation

Anti-Racist Classroom Reading List by Nura Ali and Annie Canto

Image of Different Forms of White Supremacy from the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

8 Terms Used in Anti-Racism Work Explained


Systemic Interventions in Clinical Practice

Chou, Yan, & Costigan (2020). A Primer on Chinese Canadian Mental Health and COVID-19 Racism. BC Psychologist

Corneau, S., & Stergiopoulis, V. (2012). More than being against it: Anti-racism and anti-oppression in mental health services. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49, 261-282.

Motulsky, S. L., Gere, S. H., Saleem, R., & Trantham, S. M. (2014). Teaching social justice in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 42, 1058–1083.

Ratts, M.J., Singh, A.A., Nassar‐McMillan, S., Butler, S.K. and McCullough, J.R. (2016). Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Guidelines for the Counseling Profession. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44: 28-48. https://doi:10.1002/jmcd.12035

Sue, D. W., Alsaidi, S., Awad, M. N., Glaeser, E., Calle, C. Z., & Mendez, N. (2019). Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, White allies, and bystanders. American Psychologist, 74(1), 128–142.

Whiteness Matters: Exploring White Privilege, Color Blindness and Racism in Psychotherapy by Margaret Clausen