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Golden Bridges of Unity:
Resources
Stop Asian Hate

Steps to take when you encounter Asian hate or witness an incident of discrimination:

  1. Ensure Safety: Prioritize safety, both for yourself and the victim. If the situation appears dangerous, call the authorities immediately.

  2. Stay Calm: Keep your composure and remain as calm as possible. This will help you think more clearly and make better decisions.

  3. Intervene Safely: If it's safe to do so, intervene by addressing the situation directly. You can use tactics such as distraction (engaging the aggressor in conversation about a different topic), delegation (asking others for help), or documenting the incident (taking photos or videos discreetly).

  4. Support the Victim: Approach the victim calmly and offer assistance, empathy, and assurance. Ask if they're okay and if they want help. You can walk with them to a safe place if needed.

  5. Speak Up: Politely but firmly, express your disapproval of the discriminatory behavior. You can say something like, "That's not okay," or "We don't tolerate hate here."

  6. Gather Witnesses: Encourage others in the vicinity to witness and document the incident. Their presence can deter further harassment and provide valuable evidence.

  7. Document the Incident: If it's safe, take photos or videos of the incident while avoiding personal involvement. These records can be essential for reporting and evidence.

  8. Report the Incident: Report the hate incident to the appropriate authorities, such as the police. Provide them with any evidence you've collected, including photos or videos.

  9. Support Reporting: Help the victim report the incident if they choose to. Offer to be a witness or provide any evidence you've gathered.

  10. Offer Resources: If you have access to resources, such as the contact information for organizations that support victims of hate crimes, provide this information to the victim.

  11. De-escalation: If the situation is escalating, focus on de-escalation techniques, such as using a calm and respectful tone, maintaining a non-confrontational posture, and attempting to defuse the tension.

  12. Stay Safe: Always prioritize your own safety. If you feel that intervening would put you at risk, it's okay to call for help or seek assistance from authorities.

 

Remember, the key is to be a supportive and empathetic ally to the victim while ensuring everyone's safety. You don't have to put yourself in harm's way, but your actions can make a positive difference and help combat Asian hate.

How to deal with Asian Hate:

  1. AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Community Organizations: Support and get involved with local AAPI community organizations. These organizations often provide resources and opportunities to participate in events and initiatives to address hate and discrimination.

  2. Educational Workshops: Attend or organize educational workshops and events to learn more about Asian hate, its history, and how to combat it effectively.

  3. Report Hate Incidents: Report any hate incidents you witness or experience to the appropriate authorities and organizations. Encourage others to do the same.

  4. Community Outreach: Engage with your local AAPI community and offer support through volunteering or participating in local initiatives to combat hate.

  5. Educate and Raise Awareness: Share information on social media, organize events, and engage in conversations to raise awareness about Asian hate and its impact on communities.

  6. Support AAPI-Owned Businesses: Patronize AAPI-owned businesses to show solidarity and support economic empowerment within the community.

  7. Advocacy and Policy Change: Get involved in advocacy efforts to promote policies and legislation that address hate crimes and discrimination.

  8. Legal Aid and Services: Seek legal aid if you or someone you know has been a victim of a hate crime or discrimination.

 

Remember that addressing Asian hate requires both immediate action to support victims and long-term efforts to change attitudes and policies. By utilizing these resources and actively participating in your community, you can contribute to the fight against Asian hate.

Resources you can request (by emailing or DM our Instagram):

  • Free translation of legal documents (Chinese to English or vice versa)

  • Assistance on reporting Asian Hate crimes

  • Connect with Mental Health Service Providers

  • A session to help you understand your right to be treated fairly and without discrimination in restaurants, stores, and other businesses: a survey of federal and state laws

  • Safety Tips Guideline

  • Bystander Intervention Training (You can also conduct one on your own with the provided training program below)

Bystander Intervention Training for Asian Hate:

Session 1: Understanding Asian Hate (45 minutes)

Objective: To build an understanding of the issue and its impact.

  • Introduction to the training and its goals.

  • Define Asian hate and provide statistics.

  • Discuss historical context and reasons behind Asian hate.

  • Share personal stories or anecdotes to illustrate the issue.

Session 2: Stereotypes and Biases (30 minutes)

Objective: To recognize and challenge stereotypes and biases.

  • Explore common stereotypes about Asians.

  • Conduct an interactive activity where participants identify biases and stereotypes.

  • Discuss how stereotypes contribute to discrimination and hate incidents.

Session 3: Recognizing Asian Hate (45 minutes)

Objective: To identify different forms of discrimination and microaggressions.

  • Review different forms of Asian hate, such as verbal, physical, and online harassment.

  • Present real-life scenarios for discussion.

  • Engage participants in identifying microaggressions and their impact.

Session 4: Bystander Intervention Principles (45 minutes)

Objective: To introduce the bystander intervention concept.

  • Explain the bystander effect and its role in non-intervention.

  • Introduce the 5 Ds: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct.

  • Provide examples for each D and discuss their application.

Session 5: Safe and Effective Intervention (60 minutes)

Objective: To develop skills for safe and effective intervention.

  • Assessing the situation: Discuss how to evaluate danger and risks.

  • Active listening and communication skills: Practice active listening and effective communication with role-playing activities.

  • De-escalation techniques: Role-play scenarios involving de-escalation.

  • Offering support: Discuss how to provide emotional support to victims.

  • Reporting incidents: Explain the importance of reporting to authorities and support organizations.

Session 6: Role-Playing and Scenario Practice (60 minutes)

Objective: To apply knowledge and skills in practical scenarios.

  • Participants will engage in various role-playing exercises related to Asian hate incidents.

  • Divide participants into groups to act out scenarios involving Asian hate.

  • Review and debrief each scenario, discussing what worked and what could be improved.

Session 7: Resources and Support (45 minutes)

Objective: To provide participants with essential resources.

  • Share a list of local and national resources for victims of Asian hate.

  • Discuss how to access support services for both victims and bystanders who may experience emotional distress from intervening.

Session 8: Empowering the Community (30 minutes)

Objective: To encourage participants to be active within their communities.

  • Encourage participants to take a pledge to intervene and stand against Asian hate.

  • Discuss strategies for promoting bystander intervention within their social circles and communities.

  • Highlight the importance of ongoing awareness and advocacy to combat Asian hate.

Session 9: Q&A and Closing Remarks (15 minutes)

  • Open the floor for questions, concerns, or further discussion.

  • Share contact information for continued support and reporting.

Additional Information:

  • Total Duration: Approximately 5 hours (with breaks).

  • Materials: Training materials, scenarios, role-play props, and handouts should be prepared in advance.

  • Trainers: Experienced facilitators with knowledge of the issue and bystander intervention techniques are recommended.

The detailed training provides a comprehensive understanding of Asian hate, equips participants with intervention skills, and encourages them to be active advocates against hate incidents. It allows for active engagement, practice, and discussions, ensuring participants are prepared to intervene effectively.

 

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