CUSP Student Organizations support the AAPI Community
March 30, 2021
Since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been over 3,795 reported cases of hate incidents tracked by “Stop AAPI Hate.” Similar to the support of the Black Lives Matter movement, where CUSP student organizations (CSHP, ACCP, AMCP, APhA, CHAPSA, KY, PDC, VAPSA) raised and donated $28,237 to Black Lives Matter Global Network to fight against racial injustice, CUSP student organizations (CSHP/ASHP, SCCP/ACCP, PDC, and PLS) have collaborated once again to support the community efforts to raise awareness of the injustice made toward Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.
To support the AAPI community, CUSP student organizations raised $21,510 thanks to 282 generous donors, including a match donation from an anonymous donor, and the total donation was divided equally among the listed organizations below to advocate for local, state, and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections:
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: Directly advocates and supports immigrant Asian women’s worker and reproductive rights.
Stop AAPI Hate: launched in March of last year to track and respond to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA): works towards the visibility and inclusion of AAPI journalists in newsroom leadership, and towards equitable and accurate coverage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and AAPI issues.
Chinatown CDC: is a community development organization that serves as neighborhood advocates, organizers and planners, and as developers and managers of affordable housing.
Chinese Progressive Association: educates, organizes, and empowers the working-class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Atlanta and National): an organization dedicated to fighting for civil rights and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all.
Southeast Asian Community Alliance: SEACA’s mission is to build power among Southeast Asian youth and their communities in Los Angeles for a more just and equitable society through intergenerational, multiethnic dialogue, leadership development, and community organizing.
South Asian Americans Leading Together Inc: SAALT is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that fights for racial justice and advocates for the civil rights of all South Asians in the United States. Our ultimate vision is dignity and full inclusion for all.
Red Canary Song (added 3/24): Centers base-building with migrant workers through a labor rights framework and mutual aid.
Act to Change (added 3/24): working to end bullying among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth. It is the only national group with this primary focus, with an interdisciplinary approach that spans education, public health, and civil rights.