The continued violence taking place against women, Black people, AAPI communities, and sex workers is unacceptable. Racial and economic injustice, as well as hate crimes, fill our newsfeeds. It is heart-breaking, but hope persists as long as we take care of each other.
Individually, the work towards a just society can feel insurmountable and overwhelming. But we don’t have to do it alone. Coming together as a collective can help build towards a more just ecosystem.
Below, Think Design shares a few resources to support organizations working towards equality and equity to support recently affected communities.
Action Items to Help and Show Support
- Report targeted violence against AAPI individuals and communities at Stop AAPI Hate.
- Take direct action by donating to AAPI organizations and communities. The New Yorker has a list of 61 organizations you can donate to.
- Donate to support the Sex Workers Outreach Project which works to help sex workers exist safely in increasingly vulnerable times. Read about the Red Canary Project, a grassroots collective of Asian sex workers and allies.
- Donate to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault hotline.
- Donate to The Bail Project, whose mission is to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system.
- To fight for racial justice, consider donating to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
- In Chicago, help by donating to the Chicago Community Bond Fund.
- In New York, the Emergency Release Fund uses contributions to post bail for marginalized populations and anyone across the QUILTBAG spectrum.
- Attend bystander intervention training. Learn from the experts so you can do what’s right if you witness a hate crime in progress and prevent it from escalating.