Dear SJECCD Community,
The Asian Pacific American Association (APAA) is angered and saddened by the persistent dehumanization and violence enacted upon Black Americans. We condemn systemic racism and stand in solidarity with Black Americans as well as those actively uprising for justice and change.
Asian Americans have directly benefited from the leadership, organization, and sacrifice of the Black community. Without the Civil Rights Movement and Civil Rights Act, the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 would not have passed. Likewise, without the vision and activism of the Black Student Union, Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies would not have been possible.
As an association, we are committed to addressing and dismantling anti-Black racism, especially within the Asian American community. We are calling for educational curricula to emphasize and eradicate racism and bigotry and meaningful self, community, and familial learning. Further, we stand with those who believe in demilitarization of the police force.
In addition to the resources shared by the Chancellor’s Office, SJCC President’s Office, SJCC Ethnic Studies Department, and the Latino Education Association, we invite our District community to engage and widely share the resources we have compiled below.
Donate to Support Black Lives
Take Action Against Anti-Blackness
Shop at Black-Owned Business in the Bay Area
Important Vietnamese Terms to Know When Addressing Anti-Blackness
30+ Ways Asians Perpetuate Anti-Black Racism Everyday
South Asians and Black Lives
Asian Americans and the Legacy of Anti-Blackness
Questions on (the Limits & Effects of) (Asian American) Allyship
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now
What To Do Instead of Calling the Police
ACLU: Know Your Rights | Protestors’ Rights
Letters to Families for Black Lives (Multiple Translations)
The Southeast Asian Anti-Racism Toolkit
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
The SJECCD Asian Pacific American Association
The dangerous, racist rhetoric, and references to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus”, “Chinese virus”, and “Kung Flu”, has led to a surge in anti-Asian violence across the nation. The Asian Pacific American Association (APAA) denounces any form of anti-Asian violence because dangerous, racist rhetoric harms all of us.
Please see here for APAA's community letter.
See here for the SJECCD Board Resolution denouncing Anti-Asian violence.
The Mission of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District Asian Pacific American Association is to promote the interests of the Asian Pacific American community, to foster cultural awareness, and to support education within the community.
APIA, November 1992
Payroll deduction form - please put "Asian Pacific American Association" under the specific program and submit to APAA representatives.
You can also click here to donate online.