Resources and Support in the Midst of Ongoing Harassment and Hate Crimes Against the APIDA Community
Throughout the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of hate crimes and harassment toward the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) and the larger APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American) community. The Counseling Center takes a strong stance against racism in every shape and form and our hearts go out to those impacted by these anti-Asian, anti-APIDA, and anti immigrant acts. We stand in solidarity with those who are impacted, and those who continue to fight against the racism and prejudice that are directed toward the APIDA community. We offer this list which, while not comprehensive, provides a multitude of ways to respond to these acts of hatred: through speaking up and reporting crime, through sharing stories and connecting with our supportive communities, through finding ally-ship in organizations that fight against systemic racism, and/or through mental health care to manage the emotional trauma of living in these times. We hope that you, your friends and family, allies and others you know who may have been impacted, will find these resources helpful.
For Emotional Support
- The Counseling Center: mental health support including drop-in consultations with staff, Chat with a Counselor (one-on-one brief conversations with a counselor), Friday Coffee Break for International and Bicultural Students, and the monthly Asian & Asian- American Mental Health Discussion Series. Crisis support is also available 24/7 (call 410-516-8278 and press “1”)
- JHU Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA): for a wide range of opportunities for cultural engagement, training, leadership development and activities
- JHU Religious & Spiritual Life: for emotional support and/or to meet with the chaplains.
- Asian Mental Health Collective – Therapist Directory
- Inclusive Therapists Directory
To Report a Hate/Bias Incident
- JHU Office of Institutional Equity (OIE): for information, resources or to report incidents of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct
- JHU Campus Safety and Security
- JHU Campus Safety @ the Peabody Institute – 667-208-6608
- The Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Hate Crimes Hotline: 1-866-481-8361
- Stop AAPI Hate: to make a report in multiple languages
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) Stand Against Hatred: to make a report in multiple languages
News Articles to Learn More
- The Cut article: “The U.S. is Seeing a Massive Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes”
- An ABC Interview: More than a third of Asian Americans have been victims of verbal abuse amid pandemics: Facts & How to Respond
- A Washington Post report: “Nobody came, nobody helped: Fears of anti-Asian violence rattle the community”
- Huffington Post article: Self-Care Tips for Asian Americans Dealing with Racism Amid Coronavirus
- University of Minnesota Resources Page: Anti-Asian Xenophobia – Why and How has this happened?
- PEW Research Center – to learn more about the many cultures and ethnicities within the AAPI Community