Asian Pacific American Association (APAA)

Asian Pacific American Association (APAA)​


SJECCD Stands With Black Lives Matter


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. 


Support:

Donate to Support Black Lives

Take Action Against Anti-Blackness

Shop at Black-Owned Business in the Bay Area


Educate:

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


Practice:

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


In Solidarity,  

The SJECCD Asian Pacific American Association


May is Asian Pacific American History Month!

Check out this link for a calendar of online events hosted by APAA and the community, as well as resources and playlists in celebration of APAHM.


Statement Denouncing Anti-Asian Violence Amid COVID-19


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.


Mission

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.

-SJECCD APIA, November 1992


 

 

​APAA Membership

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.

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