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Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources: Home

Immigration-- Not Just Ellis Island

Angel Island Immigration Station -- people immigrating to the United States on the East Coast arrived at Ellis Island but on the West Coast was Angel Island Immigration Station, and this was the point of arrival for many, particularly people of Asian descent-- 

According to the Angel Island Immigration Station Web site "...Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, millions of people — in numbers which have not been seen since — came to America in pursuit of a better, freer life.

On the east coast, most of the huddled masses were met by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On the west coast, between 1910 and 1940, most were met by the wooden buildings of Angel Island. These immigrants were Australians and New Zealanders, Canadians, Mexicans, Central and South Americans, Russians, and in particular, Asians."


Stop AAPI Hate: Report An Incident

Stop AAPI Hate: Act Now -- "...In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States..."

Understanding and Challenging Anti-Asian Racism

Asia Society -- Race and Racism page offers events and videos. Note: Asia Society offers many other resources that highlight the richness of AAPI cultures: arts, literature, film, performing arts, museum, education, professional development opportunities, much more.

USC Race and Equity Center --  offers this previously recorded video workshop (see below).

UC LibGuides at Union County College