Case studies of CROSS-RACIAL SOLIDARITY
Support for The Movement for Black Lives
Groups such as Muslims for Ferguson and Asians for Black Lives organize across communities to work towards liberation for all. Over 100 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations sign on to joint statement for AAPI solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and the Movement for Black Lives.
This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power. It reflects their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation. The toolkit is broken up into three parts: racial justice trainings, organizations in racial justice movement moments, and resources.
In an unprecedented act of solidarity, 65 American Muslim and LGBTQ organizations joined together to send a clear message in the wake of the Orlando shooting: that love and unity are powerful tools against those who seek to divide Americans using fear and hate.
#NotYourModelMinority Pledge coordinated by the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO
The #NotYourModelMinority Pledge is a commitment to end the ways in which the model minority myth positions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) as a racial wedge for social justice through civic/political engagement, advocacy, organizing, and action.
Post 9/11 Backlash and Japanese American WWII Experiences by Christopher Mathias
"Letters from Camp" by Frank Chi is a video showing Muslim American children reading letters from Japanese American children incarcerated during WWII alongside Japanese-American survivors.
For more examples, check out our "#SolidarityIs In Action Series"