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.

Cupertino AAPI Rally, April 2021
Cupertino AAPI Rally, April 2021
Courtesy of Zhang Qidong

History of the AAPI community at Stanford

Online exhibits and primary sources from Stanford

Saratoga AAPI Rally, March 2021
Saratoga AAPI Rally, March 2021
Courtesy of Jackie Yu

Stanford organizations

Oakland AAPI Rally, Feburary 2021
Oakland AAPI Rally, Feburary 2021
Courtesy of Hongli Chen

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.
Los Angeles AAPI Rally, March 2021
Los Angeles AAPI Rally, March 2021
Courtesy of Ci Zhang

Stanford Library resources

San Jose AAPI Rally, March 2021
San Jose AAPI Rally, March 2021
Courtesy of Charlette Fu

Other sources

History of Asian Americans

History and current events of anti-Asian American sentiment and violence

Saratoga AAPI Rally, March 2021
Saratoga AAPI Rally, March 2021
Courtesy of Zhang Qidong

Take action

  • 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.