Xenophobic rhetoric during the pandemic has caused a rise in hate crimes and harassment against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our hearts go out to the victims and loved ones of these horrendous attacks, many of which have occurred in our own state. Southern California Genetic Counselors (SCGC) stands in solidarity with the AAPI community. We echo NSGC in bringing awareness to this injustice and are committed to creating and supporting a more diverse and inclusive profession for our members and the communities we serve.
We must all do our part to stand up against hate in its many forms. As we have previously created a list of some resources to assist with your anti-racism work highlighting the experiences of the African American community, we have also created a (non-exhaustive) list of resources that focus on the Asian American experience and ways you can help.
Resources & Organizations
APIENC: Building Transgender, Non-Binary, and Queer API Power
Get Involved & Donate
Media, Film, & Television Series
PBS: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.
Center for Asian American Media: 20 Things to Watch and Listen to in Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
Try Guys Presents: We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate
Podcast Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective
Asian American History 101: a podcast co-hosted by Gen and Ted Lai, a daughter and father team. The podcast will entertain and educate people as Gen and Ted dive into the vast history of Asian Americans from their contributions to their struggles to their triumphs.
AsianBossGirl: Episode 108: Women Who Inspire Us & What It's Like to be an Asian Woman in Today's World
Dear Asian Americans: a podcast for and by Asian Americans, focusing on authentic storytelling rooted in origin, identity, and legacy.
Self Evident where we tell Asian America’s stories, to explore what it really means to claim America today
Diversify your feed (social media accounts that amplify and highlight the Asian/Asian American experience)