EPL Stands in Solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Art by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

The Evanston Public Library stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.  We grieve for the 8 victims, 6 of whom were Asian American, of this week’s hateful murders and for the thousands of AAPI who experience discrimination and violence in all of its forms daily in the United States and across the world. As EPL continues its work in pursuing racial equity, dismantling white supremacy and misogyny, we invite you to join us in seeking to support historically marginalized communities, and in moving towards a future in which the injustices they have endured can be redressed. To read more about the extent of  discrimination and harm that the AAPI communities have been experiencing, we invite you to read this recent report from the Asian American Pacific Islander Council.

How You Can Support Asian, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and learn more:

Bystander Intervention Training from Hollaback

Advancing Justice- Chicago Chapter

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment

CAIR-Chicago

The AAPI COVID-19 Project

Hate Crime  Legal Resources

Community Action Fund

Asian Human Services offers holistic care for physical and mental health.

Learn about anti-Asian discrimination and violence

Report Violence and Harassment 

#StopAsianHate

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