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The KU Art History student body stands in solidarity with our AAPI siblings.

We condemn bigotry and hatred in all of its forms, and we commit our support to AAPI communities at KU and beyond. We promise to use the platform we have built to facilitate dialogue about the anti-Asian hatred that has plagued the United States for centuries and surged over the last year and a half. We will uplift and engage in research that addresses cross-cultural exchange in visual culture. As a student body, we will hold regular dialogue that fosters an anti-racist classroom and a space of inclusivity and belonging. We pledge to build acknowledgment, awareness, and appreciation of diverse voices both within our department and the larger KU community as well as to cultivate an environment where all individuals feel safe and heard.

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We have compiled a list of charities, advocacy groups, educational resources, and events in support of these aims:

Organizations Advocating for AAPI Communities and Women:

AAPI Progressive Action (AAPI solidarity group involved in political progress)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (AAPI civil and human rights advocacy)

Asian American Advocacy Fund (AAPI civil and human rights advocacy)

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) (focuses on multiple axes of marginalization that effect AAPI folx)

Asian Mental Health Collective (providing mental health support and resources for Asian Americans)

Asian Pacific Fund | (API solidarity fund)

CPACS – Social Services (Atlanta-based organization providing social services for immigrant, refugee, and underprivileged Asian communities)

#HATEISAVIRUS (provides funding to AAPI and BIPOC community organizations) 

Heart of Dinner: Home (donates meals to Asian elders in NYC)

NAPAWF - National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (advocating for policy change and human rights of Asian Pacific American Women) 

Red Canary Song (advocacy for Asian migrant workers and sex workers)

Send Chinatown Love - Send Chinatown Love (supporting businesses based in Chinatown)

Stand Against Hatred (resource for reading about and reporting hate crimes against AAPI communities)

STOP AAPI HATE (resource for reporting hate crimes against AAPI communities)

Welcome to Chinatown (supporting businesses based in Chinatown)

WOMANKIND – I am Womankind (women’s advocacy)


Organizations Supporting AAPI Businesses and Communities in Kansas and the Kansas City Metro Area:

Lawrence Utsav (formerly Bengali Community of Lawrence)

Asian American Chamber of Commerce Kansas City

Filipino Association of Greater Kansas City

Gujarati Samaj of Kansas City

India Association of Kansas City

Kansas City Chinese American Association

National Association of Asian American Professionals, Kansas City chapter

Korean American Society of Greater Kansas City (email: korean@kansascitykorea.com

Maharashtra Mandal of Kansas City

Mid-America Asian Culture Association

Wichita Asian Association

Asian & Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council at KU

Kansas State University Asian American Student Union


Educational Resources:

A Literary Guide to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in America

Asian Journal Media Group—Your News. Your Community. Your Journal. 

MIA Asian Arts - Lessons

MIA Asian Arts - Videos

NextShark - Asian American News

PBS Asian Americans 


Stand Against Hatred

Histories of Asian Americans in Kansas - Kansas State Historical Society




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