Resources for Reed Community Members Experiencing COVID-19 Related Harassment
Below is a compilation of legal, social, and mental health resources for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community members who have experienced or worry they may experience COVID-19–related harassment and discrimination. This list is not comprehensive. We welcome suggestions for additions: please contact email@example.com with your suggestions.
Resources for victims or witnesses of discrimination or hate crimes
Report the incident:Reed
- If the incident occurred at Reed or within a Reed environment (including online or remote learning spaces), report the incident to Institutional Diversity (firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-517-5065) or Community Safety (email@example.com, 503-517-5355).
- If the incident occurred in Portland or Oregon,
report to Portland United Against Hate;
report to Oregon Department of Justice’s online reporting or call 1-844-924-2427.
- Report to API Hate Crimes, tracked by the national Asian Pacific American Advocates OCA organization.
- Report to Stop AAPI Hate, tracked by Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (incident report forms are translated into six Asian languages).
- Report to Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC).
- Report to Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Find resources for responding to an incident:
General guidelines for responding to verbal harassment and addressing the emotional repercussions.
Suggestions for dealing with and processing racist behavior both in person and online.
- Scholars v. COVID-19 Racism (Inside HigherEd)
Scholars with expertise in Asian American studies, public health, and other fields have a new urgent agenda for their teaching, research, and outreach: confronting coronavirus-related racism.
Legal advice or assistance regarding racial discrimination
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) offers fair housing rights information.
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
- The American Bar Association has compiled a database with information on COVID-19’s legal implications and offers webinars for legal education.
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has a COVID-19 community health resource page and links to resources for reporting, prosecuting, and receiving support for victims of hate crimes.
- The ACLU offers legal advice and assistance to victims of hate incidents, hate crimes, and racial discrimination.
- National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
- The Stop Hate Hotline offers legal and social resources. Call 1-844-966-4283.
- Victim Connect Resource Center is a place for victims of crime to share their stories with specialists and learn about their rights and options. They serve victims of any crime in the United States. Call 1-855-4VICTIM (84-2846).
Mental health resources
- Reed’s Health and Counseling Center
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
- South Asian Network (SAN)
- Multnomah County’s Mental Health Call Center: 503-988-4888
- Mental Health America’s COVID-19 Mental Health Information and Resources
- World Health Organization (WHO) - Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Manage Anxiety and Stress
- Detox Local - An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI community
- Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) Covid-19 Resources Hub
- Grocery gift cards for APANO community- Grocery and food relief for families most impacted by Covid-19 layoff and job loss in the Jade District, Old Chinatown, and Washington County areas.
- Jade District Relief Fund
- APANO Covid-19 Volunteer Sign up - This list is being compiled by APANO to share with groups and community-based organizations that are doing mutual aid work around COVID-19 for our neighbors within and adjacent to the Jade District.
- Recording of: A Townhall on Anti-Asian Racism: Race, Struggle, & Solidarity In the Time of a Global Pandemic, hosted by 18 Million Rising, Asian Solidarity Collective, APALA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus, and UCONN AAASI Can't Stop, Won't Stop!
- Stand Against Hatred, website run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- #IAMNOTAVIRUS campaign is a photography and storytelling series which challenges negative perceptions of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander individuals surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.
- #RacismIsAVirus is a campaign by American Theatre to rise up against the violence and xenophobia directed at Asians and Asian American communities in the wake of the coronavirus so that all citizens can live in dignity and peace.