BIPOC Mental Health Resources & Anti-Racist Actions for Allies


CONTENTS: 

Organizations and Resources Supporting BIPOC Mental Health

The Impact of Racism and Trauma on Mental and Physical Health

Resources for Mental Health Providers

Learn and Take Action Against Racism

Organizations Working Toward Racial Equity and Social Justice


Organizations and Resources Supporting BIPOC Mental Health

Brown Girl Therapy is an online community founded by therapist-in-training Sahaj Kaur Kohli, focused on promoting therapy and unpacking bicultural identity.

Identity and Cultural Dimensions | NAMI

Inclusive Therapists aims to make the process of seeking therapy simpler and safer for all people, especially marginalized populations.

Melanin and Mental Health connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities.

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Psych Hub Communication Guide: Inclusive Language & Imagery for Mental Health Content |Asper & St. Amant / Psych Hub, 2021

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Specifically for the Black Community

The AAKOMA Project helps diverse teenagers and their families achieve optimal mental health through dialogue, learning, and the understanding that everyone deserves care and support.

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness an organization of Black counseling psychologists and their colleagues who practice Black allyship.

Behavioral Health Equity for Black/African American People: Data, Reports, and Issue Briefs | SAMHSA

Black/African American | NAMI

Black Community | Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) is a training, movement building, and grant-making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Black Girls Smile Inc. promotes positive mental health for young African American girls.

Black Men Heal works to provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.

Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes, and sponsors trusted, culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and wellbeing of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

Black Mental Wellness provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, highlights and increases the diversity of mental health professionals, and decreases the mental health stigma in the Black community. (Instagram)

Black Therapists Rock A community of Black therapists working to heal generational trauma.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation provides support for and brings awareness to mental health issues that plague the African American community.

Depressed While Black |An online community, blog, and video hub for Black mental health.

Eustress raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities, allowing individuals to identify and overcome challenges to achieve a healthier and productive lifestyle

A Growing List Of Black Mental Health Resources | Ebony

The Hip Hop Social Worker |Christopher Scott, MSW, CSWA is a social worker from Portland taking a journey to further his career and making an effort to change the platform of social work.

The Loveland Foundation provides financial support for therapy for Black women and girls.

Project LETS The Trauma Healing Fund provides grants for Black people to access therapy.

Melanated Social Work shares mental health resources, information, and discussions created and curated by four men of color in the social work field. (Instagram |podcast)

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide, founded by suicide loss survivor, Dr. Donna Barnes, works to reduce the stigma of suicide prevention among communities of color through training and advocacy

Ourselves Black | A biannual, mental health resource magazine for the Black Community.

Pretty Brown Girl’s mission is to empower Black and Brown girls while encouraging self-acceptance by cultivating social, emotional & intellectual well-being. (Instagram)

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness sustains the mental wellness of Black women through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.

Sharing Hope: Speaking with African Americans about Mental Health an hour-long presentation that can help increase mental health awareness in African American communities by addressing a number of important topics | NAMI

Transparent Black Girl is a wellness collective shattering unconventional stigmas surrounding what it means to be well for black women.

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. (Twitter | Facebook | Podcast)

Therapy for Black Men is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. (Instagram)

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation addresses mental health conditions and eradicates the effects of trauma on the Black community by providing access to therapeutic resources, creative arts, and education designed to support mental health, physical wellness, and overall development.

12 Books on Mental and Emotional Health by Blackety Black Folks |A reading list by Alexander Hardy

Specifically for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)’s mission is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.

Asian Mental Health Collective | It is the mission of the Asian Mental Health Collective to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. They also have an Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory 

Asians Do Therapy | Resources for Reducing Stigma and Increasing Accessibility; Podcast

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) | NAMI

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders | Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities And Mental Health | Mental Health America

Asians for Mental Health| Resources for the Asian community complied by Jenny Wang, PhD (Instagram)

Destigmatizing Mental Health in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities | SAMHSA

The Misfortune Cookies Podcast |A space for Asian Americans to share their mental health stories while working to destigmatize conversations about the topic in the Asian American community.

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) promotes the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since its founding, NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.

Project Lotus is a youth-led organization working to challenge the model minority myth while empowering and educating the Asian American community on the importance of mental health. (Instagram)

Specifically for the South Asian Community

Brown Girl Trauma | An online community aimed at destigmatizing mental illness and empowering others to seek mental health support. (Instagram)

The South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA) is a non-profit community network engaging, educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health.

South Asian Therapists | Home of the largest global community of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghani and Nepali heritage. Here you can find culturally competent South Asian mental health professionals to help you get the support you’re looking for. (Instagram)

Specifically for the Native American and Indigenous Communities

Behavioral Health | The National Indian Health Board

Behavioral Health Programs | Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families.

Indigenous| NAMI

Native and Indigenous Communities | Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Native And Indigenous Communities And Mental Health | Mental Health America

The Suicide Prevention Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities | One Sky Center

Specifically for the Hispanic/Latinx/Latine Community

American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry (ASHP) fosters multidisciplinary collaborations in mental health treatment with a particular focus on Latino Populations. Members are psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health workers.

The Buena Salud Guide to Understanding Depression and Enjoying Life | National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Hispanic/Latinx | NAMI

Latinx/Hispanic Communities And Mental Health | Mental Health America

Latinx Therapy| Latinx therapist directory, speaker finder, training, and mental health resources

National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) was established to fill a need for a unified national voice for Latino populations in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the great disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice-based research, and adequately trained personnel.

Therapy for Latinx is a directory of Latino/Laninx therapists


The Impact of Racism and Trauma on Mental and Physical Health

Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue | American Association of Public Health

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma | Prevention Institute

The Allied Minds Co | Dedicated to the intersection of mental health & social justice (Instagram)

Coping with Race-Related Stress | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center

Discrimination stress and sleep disturbance: Health impacts on adolescents of color| By Tiffany Yip, PhD, American Psychological Association

Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S. | SAMHSA

Ending Structural Racism | National Institutes of Health

Free Racialized Trauma Course | Cultural Somatics Institute

Free Therapist-Led Support Group for Those Affected by Racial Trauma | Talkspace

Grief is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself |An article by global health professor Roberta K. Timothy.

Healing the Hidden Wounds of Racial Trauma | Kenneth V. Hardy

How Racism, Trauma, and Mental Health Are Linked | Christine Herman, Ph.D. & Shardé Smith, Ph.D.

How Restorative Yoga Can Help Heal Racial Wounding |Gail Parker

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health | The American Academy of Pediatrics

The Link Between Racism and PTSD | Dr. Monnica T. Williams, Psychology Today

Mending Racialized Trauma: A Body Centered Approach | A conversation between Rebecca Wong and Resmaa Menakem

Nobody's Normal:  How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness | by Roy Richard Grinker

Persistent Trauma of Systemic Racial Inequities and the Perils of COVID-19 | Anxiety & Depression Association of America

The Public Health Problem of Racism: Conversations on the Intersection of Race & Mental health | Podcast By The Becoming: Counseling & Wellness

Race and Health| The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Racism Deniers Make It Harder To Do This Incredible, Exhausting Work | Mental Health America

Racism is a threat to public health | American Medical Association

Racial Trauma: Education, Resources, and Support | Mental Health America

Racial Trauma and Self-Care in Tragedy |A resource list by the University of North Texas.

Racial Trauma is Real | Institution for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Racism and Health | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News |A conversation between Kenya Hameed, PsyD and Jamie Howard, Ph.D. of Child Mind Institute.

Racism is Trauma | Judith Sandalow, Executive Director, Children's Law Center

Recovery Resources for Black and Immigrant Communities | Mental Health America, video

Self-care|POC Online Classroom; Readings on the importance of self-care, mental health care, and healing for people of color and within activist movements

The Trauma of Racism | New York University Silver School of Social Work

Toolkits, for coping with the impact of racism, available in English and Spanish| Immigration, Critical Race, And Cultural Equity (IC-RACE) Lab

Widening the Lens: Exploring the Role of Social Justice in Suicide Prevention - A Racial Equity Toolkit | Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Specifically for the Black Community

African American Youth Suicide: Report to Congress | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

‘Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers | NPR, Yuki Noguchi

Black Americans experiencing collective trauma, grief | By Kat Stafford, AP Press

Black & African American Communities and Mental Health | Mental Health America

Black Men and Depression |by John Head

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting |by Terrie M. Williams

Brother, You're on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and NIMHD

Decolonizing Therapy Instagram and Twitter |Resources on healing ancestral trauma compiled by Dr. Jennifer Mullan, a clinical psychologist and community organizer.

The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans | by Dana Givens, The New York Times

Four questions for Wizdom Powell: The need for health equity for Black men and boys| American Psychological Association

Healing in Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action |A guide by Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Working Group on preparing for action, self-care during an action, and restoration and resilience after an action.

Mental Health Tips for African Americans to Heal after Collectively Witnessing an Injustice |A self-care video by Brandon J. Johnson, M.H.S.

The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans: A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Coping Approach| Jessica R. Graham-LoPresti, PhD, Tahirah Abdullah, PhD, Amber Calloway, MA, & Lindsey M. West, PhD, Anxiety.org

Links between racial discrimination, stress and health | ScienceDaily

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies | by Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP

Post-Traumatic Blackness Disorder: The Mental Toll of Surviving Racism | The Root, by Michael Harriot

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Race Based Trauma Resources and Support in Times of Civil Strife | Resources are collected and maintained by the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services Racial Equity Core Team

Racial Trauma is Real: The Impact of Police Shootings on African Americans | Dr. Erlanger A. Turner & Jasmine Richardson

Racial Trauma Toolkit | Boston College  - Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture

Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America | The Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide

Representation Matters in Social Work: We Need More Black Therapists by Relando Thompkins-Jones

The Safe Place |A minority mental health app geared specifically towards the black community.

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve |by Dr. Rheeda Walker

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country | by Zahra Barnes, Self Magazine

Specifically for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

Amid attacks, Asian Americans challenge traditions that discourage speaking out, seeking therapy | By

Marian Liu, The Washington Post

COVID-19 Racism and Mental Health in Chinese American Families | Charissa S.L. Cheah, Cixin Wang, Huiguang Ren, Xiaoli Zong, Hyun Su Cho and Xiaofang Xue, American Academy of Pediatrics

The mental health impact of anti-Asian racism | By Zara Abrams, American Psychological Foundation

Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus | By Brittany Wong, HuffPost

Surviving Racism Amidst Covid-19 | by Yin J. Li, Medium

Psychological Impact of Anti-Asian Stigma Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Research, Practice, and Policy Responses | Supriya Misra email the author, PhuongThao D. Le, Emily Goldmann, Lawrence H. Yang, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Specifically for the Native American and Indigenous Communities

Historical Trauma: The Confluence of Mental Health and History in Native American Communities | by Brady Hummel; Medium

Historical trauma and mental health in Indigenous communities | By Sasha Houston Brown; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

The impact of historical trauma on American Indian health equity | by Ana Sandoiu; Medical News Today

The Psychological Impact of Historical Trauma On the Native American People | Tammy R. Barker; Regis University

Specifically for the Hispanic/Latinx/Latine Community

The American Dream: Racism towards Latino/as in the U.S. and the experience of trauma symptoms | Héctor L. Torres, Anita O’Conor, Claudia Mejía, Yvette Camacho. Alyse Long; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Healing Ethno-Racial Trauma in Latinx Immigrant Communities: Cultivating Hope, Resistance, and Action | Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Adames, H. Y., Perez-Chavez, J. G., & Salas, S. P.; American Psychologist


Resources for Mental Health Providers

Addressing Systemic Racism in Action: Understanding the Mental Health Professionals’ Tools for Change |Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD;  Anxiety & Depression Association of America

The Allied Minds Co |Resources reading material (articles & websites), courses, videos, podcasts, and therapy resources

Behavioral Health Equity |SAMHSA

Can psychology really help address racism? | Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, American Psychological Association

Evidence-Based Practices and Best Practices for Native American Mental Health | One Sky Center

A Guide to the Forensic Assessment of Race-Based Traumatic Stress Reactions | Robert T. Carter, PhD, and Jessica M. Forsyth, MA, EdM; The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals (Free Online Training) | HHS

Internalized Oppression | by E.J.R. David, Ph.D.

Measurement-based assessments for racial trauma | Laboratory for Culture and Mental Health Disparities (CMHD)

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Resource Guide for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities | Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

The Psychology of Oppression | by E.J.R. David, Ph.D.

Publications for Clinicians | Immigration, Critical Race, And Cultural Equity (IC-RACE) Lab

Racial Trauma & PTSD Reading List, Race Matters in Understanding Mental Health and Trauma | Compiled by Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.

Racism | American Counseling Association

Race and Ethnicity|  American Psychological Association

Resources for MFTs in a Racialized Climate | American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Social Work is a White Supremacist Organization Too | by Angela Tona

Social Workers Must Take Action Against Racism | National Association of Social Workers

Treating Mental Health in the Black Community | SimplePractice

Understanding Racial Trauma-Informed Interventions | Alexandra Pajak, LCSW, Social Work Today

Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians | Dr. Monnica T. Williams, Psychology Today

Inclusive Therapists Training | Social-justice-oriented professional development

10 Ways White Therapists Can Address Racism in Therapy With Black Clients | Zencare


Learn and Take Action Against Racism

America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens |By Nina Strochlic; National Geographic

The Anatomy of White Guilt | A paper from the Unitarian Universalist Association.

After Atlanta: Teaching About Asian American Identity and History | Elizabeth Kleinrock; Learning for Justice

Anti-Asian Violence Resources | Resources that have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.

Attacks against Asian Americans are on the rise. Here's what you can do | By Ashley Vaughan, CNN

Being Antiracist | Information and activities from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt

Bystander Intervention Guide | Hollaback!

Check Your Privilege | A global movement that supports individuals on their journey of becoming actively anti-racist.

The Chinese Exclusion Act | Documentary by PBS  

The Comprehensive Guide to Anti-Racism Resources |A guide for anti-racism supports — articles, videos, podcasts, books, films, resources for parents, and more — created by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.

COVID-19 - Racial Equity and Social Justice Resources | A very comprehensive list of resources compiled by Racial Equity Tools

The Cycle of Liberation: A chapter written by Bobbie Harro for Readings for Diversity and Social Justice. 

The Cycle of Socialization: A chapter written by Bobbie Harro for Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.

Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups | Western States Center

Donating, Volunteering, Reporting Hate Incidents: Here's How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence | by Kat Moon; Time

The Emotional Lives of White People | A paper from the Unitarian Universalist Association.

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Ijeoma Oluo: "So You Want to Talk About Race" | Talks at Google

Implicit Association Test (IAT) |An assessment to uncover subconscious biases

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus | JSTOR Daily, by Catherine Halley

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Microintervention Strategies: What You Can Do to Disarm and Dismantle Individual and Systemic Racism and Bias | Derald Wing Sue, Cassandra Z. Calle, Narolyn Mendez, Sarah Alsaidi, Elizabeth Glaeser

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King

Mona Chalab | An Instagram account with visual representations of data on social issues, including race

Model Minority: Uniquely American | Podcast by Nidhi Shastri

The myth of closing the racial wealth gap through "stronger families" by Dion Rabouin, Axios

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

NAPABA Hate Crimes Task Force and Pro Bono Legal Resources | National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Dr. Anneliese A. Singh.

Racial Equity Tools | Tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.

Resources | A comprehensive list of resources on becoming anti-racist for White allies compiled by Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, including tools and information for parents and educators

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources | A working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Stop Asian Hate | There has been a wave of Anti- Asian Violence since the start of Covid- 19 here are some resources to Help Support the Asian Community

Stop AAPI Hate reporting center | Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University

Stories | Lived experiences of racism; Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Toward a Racially Just Workplace: A Harvard Business Review article by Laura Morgan Roberts & Anthony J. Mayo.

Unmasking Yellow Peril | A free colorful zine full of archival images, forgotten histories, and critical analysis. Unmasking Yellow Peril is a collaboration between 18 Million Rising and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.

What it means to be an anti-racist employer | NBC

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

System of White Supremacy and White Privilege | A comprehensive list of resources for allyship compiled by Racial Equity Tools

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism | by Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways | Vox, by German Lopez

Why we must talk about the Asian-American story, too | by Brando Simeo Starkey; The Undefeated

5 Tips for Being an Ally: A video by Francesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh)

13th: A documentary directed by Ava Duvernay on how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

61 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities |The Strategist

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice | Corinne Shutack

For educators and parents

Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Beyond the Golden Rule A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice |Teaching Tolerance

Combating AAPI Hate in Age of COVID-19: An Educational Curriculum for Our Students as Hate Crimes Increase During COVID-19 | California Faculty Association

The Conscious Kid: An Instagram account and Patreon site with information on parenting and education through a critical race lens.

Countering Coronavirus Stigma and Racism: Tips for Teachers and Other Educators | National Association of School Psychologists

Learning for Justice provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News — Racismo y violencia: cómo ayudar a los niños a sobrellevar las noticias | Child Mind Institute

Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American Community | Resources to Dismantle Racism Against the Asian American Community

Social Justice Resources: They're Not Too Young to Talk About Race | The Children’s Community School

Social Justice: Resources for Talking with Your Children | Glazer Children’s Museum

Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History & Culture

Talking to Children About Racial Bias | by  Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP & Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP; American Academy of Pediatrics

Tolerance Lesson: Talking About Race and Racism (Grade Level 9-12) | Teaching Tolerance

Yellow Peril Teach-In Resources | Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism, compiled by Jason Oliver Chang, an Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut

Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children's Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19


Organizations Working Toward Racial Equity and Social Justice

AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls.  

Asian Americans Advancing Justice advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream, advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans, and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Asian American Feminist Collective is an ever-evolving practice that seeks to address the multi-dimensional ways Asian/American people confront systems of power at the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, migration history, citizenship, and immigration status.

Asian American LEAD’s mission is to support low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after-school, summer, and mentoring programs.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

The Bail Project is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.

Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform our communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally.

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is dedicated to promoting physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being for the nation’s African American women and girls.

Blue Meridian’s Justice and Mobility Fund is a philanthropic collaboration that aims to boost economic mobility and improve the life trajectories of people impacted by the criminal justice system.

Campaign Zero advocates for local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end violence and hold police accountable.

Center for Policing Equity works to simultaneously aid police departments to realize their own equity goals as well as advance the scientific understanding of issues of equity within organizations and policing.

Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.

Demos is a dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities.

Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms.

MANA, A National Latina Organization contributes the leading Latina voice on many of the major issues in the public sphere, particularly in the areas of education, health and well-being, financial literacy, equal and civil rights, and immigration reform.

Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. In doing so, the movement makes it possible for us, and therefore everyone, to live healthy and fruitful lives.

My Brother's Keeper Cares strives to remain a consistent support network that people can relate to and rely on within the urban environment.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge anti-LGBTQ bias and racism.

One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research. It is dedicated to quality health care across Indian Country.

Pink Ladoo Project works to eliminate the social ills stemming from patriarchy and misogyny by dismantling the sexist customs and traditions that hold them together, focusing on changing South Asian cultural traditions.

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission is to work towards racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.

UNITYs mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth, and to help build a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.

Vera Institute for Justice works to urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them, promoting holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.

18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power.


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