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Asian American Studies
The Asian American Studies (ASAM) Program denounces the Anti-Asian violence in the
United States and around the globe. There are over 24 million Asian Pacific Desi Americans
(APIDA) identified individuals in the US. Asian Americans are not a virus; ignorance
and racism are. Of the Fresno State Student Body, 14-15% are of APIDA descent. They are valuable
members of our community and deserve to feel safe.
Unfortunately our Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) population has been
targeted before with such racist legislation as the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, Gentlemen’s Agreement but there has also always been resistance. Again APIDA groups
are being discriminated against and disproportionately affected in business closings and bankruptcies. We encourage the community to support our local Asian businesses such as grocers,
restaurants, and neighborhood stores. Many Asian American groups are coming together
to protect our communities.
See list of support services:
Asian American Advancing Justice has been working to raise awareness about the increased racism and discrimination
against Asian Americans
Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), Statement
U of Michigan APID/A Staff Association – Tips for Conversations Around Anti-Asian Violence
Resources on bystander training from Hollaback to learn how to assist in confrontational circumstances
Association of Asian American Studies—a site for reporting bias incidents and AAPI
studies—has released multiple reports of anti-Asian events
LibraryStatement in Solidarity with AAPI Communities.
Asian Mental Health Collective
Support for students: Student Health and Counseling Center
Support for faculty and staff: Employee Assistance Program
Central California Asian Pacific Women: Empowering generations of API women in the Central Valley since 1980
Hmong Innovating Politics in Fresno
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries: FIRM
The Fresno Center
Image created by Pei-Chun Ho
Statement from interim President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D.
Asian Faculty Staff Association (AFSA) statement addressing anti-Asian violence and related resources
California State University Statement: Racism and Xenophobia in the Age of Covid-19
Professor Gena Gong television appearance about the Asian American violence.
Op-Ed Opinion: We are three Asian American women living in fear. Don’t feel sorry
for us. Do something By Virginia Loh-Hagan, Congcong Zheng and Nellie Tran
#STOPASIANHATE READING LIST
Viral images show people of color as anti-Asian perpetrators. That misses the big
Janelle Wong, a professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College
Park, released her analysis of Anti-Asian Violence
‘I Have Never Seen the Asian American Community Galvanized Like This’
10 Essential Books About the Asian American Experience
New Books on Asian and Pacific American History and Life
AAPI Anti-Hate Community Resources
We are stronger together and we invite you to take more Asian Americans courses, and
to consider a major or minor in Asian American and Asian Studies. If you think we need to do more to Stop Asian
Hate and have more ASAM classes, please email Professor Jenny Banh (firstname.lastname@example.org).