WDA-America Board Members strongly condemn the violence and ongoing harassment directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. As dance and movement practitioners with a long-standing relationship to our Asian Pacific partner organization WDA-AP, we express our solidarity with the communities affected.
We thank our colleagues from the Association of Asian Studies for compiling a list of great resources that can help us all navigating these uncertain and scary times:
Report by Stop AAPI Hate on hate incidents in the United States during 2020-21
Readings on the history of anti-Asian racism and how to be an anti-racist ally, compiled by Jennifer Ho (University of Colorado Boulder)
Antiracist Toolkit, focused on the action areas of educating and assessing ourselves; examining and revising our work; and enacting change. Created by the Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Coronavirus and Racism: Asian-Americans in the Crossfire,” July 2020 episode of Asia Matters podcast featuring AAS President Christine R. Yano (University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Jennifer Pan (Stanford University)
Christine R. Yano, “Racing the Pandemic: Anti-Asian Racism amid COVID-19,” from The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia, edited by Vinayak Chaturvedi and published by the AAS Asia Shorts book series“Black and Asian American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List,” created by Black Women Radicals