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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Aug
2
Mon
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 2 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
Aug 2 all-day
AM – All Month – COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Access Information by OHA – Oregon Health Authority – English & Español
Aug 2 all-day

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COVID-19 Vaccine Access Information

Información de acceso a la vacuna COVID-19

English & Espanol

As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Aug 2 all-day

Pride Month Poster

 

 

Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 2 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Aug 2 all-day

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Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

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Aug
3
Tue
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 3 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
Aug 3 all-day
AM – All Month – COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Access Information by OHA – Oregon Health Authority – English & Español
Aug 3 all-day

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COVID-19 Vaccine Access Information

Información de acceso a la vacuna COVID-19

English & Espanol

As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Aug 3 all-day

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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 3 all-day

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
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Aug
4
Wed
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
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Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
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AM – All Month – COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Access Information by OHA – Oregon Health Authority – English & Español
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As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

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https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Aug 4 all-day

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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 4 all-day

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

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Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
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See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
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Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
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OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

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Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
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Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

or

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to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Aug
6
Fri
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 6 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
Aug 6 all-day
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Aug 6 all-day

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Información de acceso a la vacuna COVID-19

English & Espanol

As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Aug 6 all-day

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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 6 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – TAPS – The Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors – Military Survivor Helpline 800-959-TAPS (8277) – Grief Counseling @ Phone
Aug 6 all-day

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SUPPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Military Survivor Helpline

 

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Individual grief counseling is important to many survivors in our grief journeys. The opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled therapist who understands grief and trauma can help you work through some of the hardest parts of your loss. Finding the right fit is important, and we can help. The right grief counselor can help you discover strengths, develop your own coping skills, and help you work through questions, changes in relationships, and secondary losses.

We rely on a large network of strong community partners, and we are confident we can connect you with resources specific to your needs. Each resource has been verified and actively supports the TAPS mission. We do careful research and compile resources with love and care.

Call our military survivor helpline

800-959-TAPS (8277)

or

email info@taps.org

to be connected with grief and trauma resources.

 

 

Aug
7
Sat
02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
Aug 7 all-day
Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
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As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
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What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

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02 – Urgent Info – Heat Emergency – Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety – Weekdays and Weekends
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Cooling Shelters – Air Conditioners – Health and Safety
Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority provides health information and FACT SHEETS and more in various languages.
Preventing Heat Related Illnesses Oregon (Oregon Health Authority) : 
First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
What should you do before a Heat Wave (Red Cross) :
Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

NEW OR-ALERT System


alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
Cooling Center Websites Selected Counties

Multnomah County / Portlandhttps://www.multco.us/help-when-its-hot

Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
Marion County / Salem
 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
 ARCHES / Turner
Linn County / Albany
CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

Additional Resources
For additional resources:
  • Contact your county or city government
  • Local churches
AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
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As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Aug 8 all-day

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Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

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Cooling Shelters & Emergency Assistance
2021 has had unusually warm weather in June with potential temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Portland and other parts of the state.  Finding safe, cool shelter and staying hydrated (drinking water) can be important, as there may be health risks with exposure to such high outdoor temperatures.
Health and Safety Information
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First Aid Information (Multnomah County)
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Alerts for Excessive Heat Conditions  

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alertOR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area. This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon.
Where to find a Cooling Center
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CALL 211 or 866-698-6155 
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Washington County (map) / Hillsboro & Beaverton
Benton County / Corvallis
Polk County / Dallas
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 ROCC / Salem (open until 8pm extended hours for certain days)
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CHANCE Heat Shelter  (water + snacks)
Air Conditioning and Energy Assistance
You may also be able to speak with your health care provider about health related needs such as air conditioners.  Assistance may be available from local resources or a medical benefit through the Oregon Health Plan. For more information go to the Care Oregon website:  https://www.careoregon.org/members/more-careoregon-services/health-related-services
Have A Backup Plan For Heat Emergencies
Ready. Gov recommends that everyone have a backup plan for emergencies of all kinds, including extreme heat. Your plan should include what you can do before a heat emergency and how to safe during the crisis. For important items consider when creating a backup plan for heat emergencies visit  https://www.ready.gov/heat.   
  • How to keep  your home cool and what to do if it gets too hot.
  • How to stay safe during a heat emergency
  • How to recognize and respond to heat related illness
Responding to Extreme Heat For the Disabled
Disability Rights of Oregon warns that extreme weather can be threat to people living it disabilities.  Use these links to learn more about the risks and respond to them.

From more information visit: https://www.droregon.org/extreme-heat-resources

Disability Rights of Oregon provides tips to help the disabled to stay safe and healthy

Drink a lot of water!

Many people don’t realize how much faster they get dehydrated when the heat is so intense. Some people have disabilities that may keep them from realizing how dehydrated they are. Avoid alcohol and energy drinks, as they can actually dehydrate you further.

The coolest place in your home

Find the coolest place to be in your home. Downstairs will usually be cooler than upstairs. Shadier places will be cooler than sunny places. Consider pulling curtains over windows facing the sun.

If you don’t have a home with air-conditioning, consider going to a public place with air conditioning, like a library, shopping center, theater, or other public building. Many public buildings around the state are open as cooling centers.

Make backup plan

Make a backup plan to stay cool. Make a plan for what to do if your home gets too hot. Even if you have air-conditioning, have a plan for what to do if the power goes out. Cooling centers and other public buildings are a good alternative.

Check the temperature in your home regularly

If you’re staying in a home without air-conditioning, use a thermometer or your thermostat to check the temperature in your home regularly. Some people who have disabilities and some people who are older have difficulty telling when their home has gotten too hot. As the temperature climbs, consider using a cooling center or other air-conditioned place for relief.

Beware parked cars!

Do not sit in a parked car, do not leave children in a parked car, and do not leave service animals, emotional support animals, or pets in a parked car! In intense heat and sunlight, it is not safe to stay in a parked car for any period of time, except with the engine on and the air-conditioning running.

The hottest part of the day

In Oregon, the hottest part of the day is usually between noon and evening. Take special care to stay cool and limit your activity during that time. If you choose to be active, early morning and late evening may be better times to be active. Letting in cool air overnight can help keep your home from overheating.

Check in with your network

If you live alone, check in with family, friends, neighbors, and other supports regularly throughout the weekend.

Extreme Heat Can Make Asphalt Dangerous to animals and people!

Even under normal, temperatures can heat asphalt surfaces to and cause contact burns on the feet of animals and people. At only 87 Degrees, asphalt can heat to 143 Degrees Fahrenheit! But at 125 Degrees, skin can be destroyed in 60 seconds. Take steps to protect your animals feet and your own and to avoid heat stroke. Avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day, and make sure your dogs and other animals have access to shade and clean water.

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