This Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Spotlight exhibit presents an introduction to Asian American stories and issues. This page offers resources to help you learn more and take action.
History of the AAPI community at Stanford
- Asian and Asian American community at Stanford University
Stanford Library’s guide to primary and secondary sources about the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford University.
- API History at Stanford and Beyond
“A timeline to share the API history at Stanford and how it's history intertwines with API history as a whole in the US.” Created by the Stanford Asian American Activities Center (A3C).
Online exhibits and primary sources from Stanford
- Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project
Oral histories, online exhibit, virtual reconstruction of key historic sites, and answers to key questions related to the history of Chinese railroad workers in North America. This eight-year research project was co-directed by Stanford professors Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with contributions from an international group of scholars, researchers, and students.
- Voices from the Archives: Japanese American Internment, 1942-1946
Online exhibit from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives with photographs, family stories, archival material,and historical context about the Japanese American experience during the internment period of 1942–46.
- The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month of Learning
Members of the GSB Community created an educational site that discusses a new topic every day during AAPI month.
- March Fong Eu: Stanford Special Collections has made March Fong Eu's papers available for research.
- Asian American Activities Center
Stanford’s primary resource for Asian and Asian American student affairs and community development, offering programming and advising. Website includes a Statement on Violence Against Asians with links to more resources.
- Asian American Graduate Student Association
Organizes Asian American culture-related events and activities.
- Asian American Student Organization
Promotes consciousness of Asian American cultures, identities, and issues through education, organization, service, and action, and coordinates over thirty other AAPI groups on campus.
- Asian and Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA)
Promotes the interests of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) law students and the larger API community by supporting API law students with get-togethers and academic advice, recruiting API students, and running the Asian Community Immigrant Clinic to provide free immigration advice.
- Asian Business Student Association (ABSA)
Student group for all Stanford GSB students from Asia, of Asian descent, or interested in Asia from a cultural or business perspective.
- Asian Staff Forum
Represents, promotes, and supports Stanford University and SLAC employees who identify as members of the Asian/Pacific/Indian sub-continent community or are interested in Asian culture.
- Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS)
Broadens communication channels between the Stanford mainland Chinese community and various other cultural, academic, and professional communities in the Bay Area.
- Asian American Studies Program
The Asian American Studies Major and Minor offer students interdisciplinary analytical tools to actively study and research the Asian American experience.
- Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS)
Staff organization that brings together Filipino Americans at Stanford to promote Filipino culture, build community, and support diversity initiatives on campus.
- Korean Graduate Student Association at Stanford (KSAS)
Promotes friendship among Korean graduate students and provides a place for academic exchange.
- Stanford Korean-American Student Association (KSA)
Undergraduate Korean-interest student organization welcoming anyone interested in Korean culture. Organizes events and shares information about Korean culture and community.
- Stanford South Asian Society (SAS)
Fosters an inclusive and inviting environment where individuals of South Asian and non-South Asian backgrounds can come to embrace and celebrate South Asian culture and causes.
- Stanford Taiwanese Students Association (STSA)
Non-political, non-religious and non-profit voluntary student organization.
- Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) Founded in 1989, SAPAAC is one of Stanford's largest alumni organizations and is dedicated to promoting and supporting the educational, professional, and social interests of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) alumni to the University and connecting members of the community to each other.
Bay Area organizations
Activities include leadership development; building community and providing resources for trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary API folks; preserving oral histories; working for ecological justice; and working with other organizations towards movement building.
- Asian Art Museum
Aims to make Asian art and culture essential to everyone with a collection of over 18,000 artworks. Hosts special exhibitions, cultural celebrations, and public programs, including virtual events.
- Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Founded by Chinese American activists from the civil rights movement, the center is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and contemporary art. Activities include art exhibitions, educational activities about Chinese American history and culture, and using public spaces for festivals and art interventions.
- Compassion in Oakland
Formed in response to anti-Asian attacks in the Bay Area, activities include volunteer chaperones to accompany anyone within Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.
- Good Good Eatz
Connects individuals of different ethnicities across the Bay Area through food and culture, and provides business models and a marketing platform to help restaurants and markets thrive, especially during the pandemic.
- Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)
Celebrates and shares Japanese heritage and customs through classes in arts and crafts, martial arts, music and dance, and special programs.
Stanford Library resources
- Asian Americans : a statistical sourcebook, 2007
Green Library - Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room,
E184 .A75 A85 2007
- The Asian and Pacific Islander population in the United States, March 1999
Green Library - US Federal Documents
- Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of elderly Asian and Pacific Island Americans [microform]
Green Library - Bing Wing lower level: Microform cabinets
HE 1.1002:AS 4/4/DEMO.
- Statistical record of Asian Americans
Green Library - Jonsson Social Sciences Reading Room: Statistics
E184 .O6 S73 1993
- We, the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (1988)
Green Library - US Federal Documents
C 3.2:AM 3/8
Online: Full text via HathiTrust
- Asian American field survey : Summary of the data
Green Library - US Federal Documents
HE 1.2:AS 4/2
History of Asian Americans
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Online exhibits, collections, audio, and video from the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, plus a history of the commemorative month.
- Museum of Chinese in America online exhibit
Google Arts & Culture site that gives access to over 200 artifacts, including photos, newspaper articles, posters, and art from the Museum of Chinese in America.
Also see Smithsonian Magazine article about 200 Years of Chinese American History Online.
- PBS documentary: Asian Americans
Five-part documentary showing 150 years of Asian American history with archival footage, photos, interviews, and expert commentary. Also see Smithsonian Magazine article about the documentary.
History and current events of anti-Asian American sentiment and violence
- National Geographic article: The bloody history of anti-Asian violence in the West
- Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
A 2008 study from the National Center for Transgender Equality looking at transgender and gender non-conforming people’s experiences with discrimination and abuse. This report pulls out the experiences of 212 respondents who identified as Asian or Pacific Islander.
- Stop AAPI Hate National Report
Covers the 3,795 incidents received by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. Includes both data compiled from the reported incidents and personal anecdotes provided in the reports.
- Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Pew Research Center report from October 6, 2020 tracking anti-China sentiment around the world in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Video posted by The Guardian: 'Is this patriot enough?': Asian-American veteran shows military scars
Video (2:14) shows Lee Wong, an elected official in West Chester, Ohio, speaking during a town hall meeting about the racism he has faced as an Asian-American, despite his service with the US military.
- Wikipedia list of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States
List of laws, people, and themes of anti-Asian sentiment with links to the Wikipedia articles about them.
- Wikipedia list of incidents of racially motivated violence against Asian Americans
List of incidents with links to the Wikipedia articles about them.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Works with local and national constituencies to advocate for Asian American civil rights through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy. Runs Stand Against Hatred, a webpage where you can report hate incidents and read others’ stories. They also offer Bystander Intervention Training.
- Stop AAPI Hate
A place to report hate incidents against AAPI. Also includes reports based on the incidents reported to them. Launched by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University in March 2020 in response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How to report a hate crime book
Esther Lim created a simple and easy to understand guide than can be easily printed and distributed to the AAPI community. The book is available in several languages and has specific information based on different metropolitan areas.
- Anti-Racism and Allyship 7 Day Journey
Presents readings, exercises, opportunities for reflection, and anti-racist actions over the course of seven themed days, as well as additional resources and tools to continue beyond the seven days, a glossary, and a facilitator guide. Created by three educators from the Stanford Graduate School of Business: Sarah Soule, Maggie Neale, and Hannah Yanow.