We are about a year into the global pandemic that took hundreds of thousands of lives. On top of this collective trauma, we have had to process the horrors of police brutality, forced sterilization of detained women, prioritization of profit over people, racialized misogyny, and rampant voter suppression in Georgia.
WE DESERVE BETTER. We know this, and we will FIGHT for the liberation we DESERVE.
Read our revamped statement, Peaches Against White Supremacist Violence to see the connection between the fight for abortion access reproductive justice, racial justice, and gender equity.
After checking out our statement, see how you can support and show solidarity with the AAPI community in Georgia:
- Donate to support the victims and their families. All donations will go directly to support the victims and their families.
- Share resources and offerings of support for the AAPI community. Many of our friends, neighbors, and community members are hurting right now and need help, so if you are able to provide any services, please complete the form.
- Email Governor Kemp to condemn violence against Asian American women. We have not received a state response or any plan of action to address the incidents of AAPI hate against Asian American women and elders. Send a message to Governor Kemp to demand that he take action.
- Follow AAPI-led and centered organizations:
- Support Asian-owned businesses. Many have been struggling for over a year because of anti-Asian sentiment brought on by racism & xenophobia. I highly recommend ordering takeout from restaurants on Buford Highway.
- Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism. Violence against the AAPI community and anti-Asian racism is not new. Read up on the history behind the model minority myth, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 banning immigration from China for 20 years, the internment of Japanese immigrants in camps during World War II—in fact, this Washington Post article is a great place to start.
- SPREAD THE WORD. Don’t stop learning and continue to have discussions about anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, and misogyny, and the root cause of all of our oppressions: white supremacy. Talk about what a world without white supremacy could look like, and then, build and work towards it.