The Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) have established an emergency relief fund to further their missions in supporting the Asian Pacific American legal community. This relief fund provides limited financial assistance to APA law students, recent graduates, and lawyers who are unable to meet emergency, immediate, and essential expenses due to temporary hardships related to COVID-19.
To learn more about applying for the Relief Fund, please see the flyer.
If you or someone you know has witnessed or experienced bullying, harassment, violence, hate speech, micro-aggression or other forms of racism during COVID-19, please report your incident at the link below. This site is monitoring incidents related to discrimination against members of the Asian American community during COVID-19 and is gathering local and national data on reports of racism to present to state legislatures. You can submit an incident report in English or any of the other 12 Asian languages listed.
Hello, I am an anthropologist and I’m conducting a research project to systematically assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asian American community. I am seeking research participants who live in the US and are of East Asian or South East Asian descent.
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Jeff Liang and ABAW are co-hosting a free Q&A webinar where I can try to answer your questions on the PPP Loan Forgiveness. The Q&A Webinar will be this Saturday May 9th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. I am happy to take other questions but the focus will be on PPP Loan Forgiveness.
You can register and submit your questions here: https://bit.ly/3cfvGeF
Washington Law Help has a list of helpful resources including in various languages concerning your rights during the pandemic. For more information, visit the below website:
The Northwest Consumer Law Center has a library of past webinars and more resources concerning the financial impact of COVID-19. Please visit the following link for more information:
Free Bystander Intervention Training: In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training to meet this moment. For more information and training dates visit here.
JustLead WA’s state-wide Virtual People of Color Caucus in 2020: JustLead is planning to hold virtual meeting spaces for People of Color across the state to connect. If you do not have in-person caucusing opportunities near you or who simply would like to connect with folks across the state, let us know and sign-up here. Please contact Omid Bagheri (email@example.com) with any questions.
Practical steps to disarm racism from a psychological perspective.
The WA ESD has materials for limited English proficient individuals and also materials that are translated in various languages. See the below link: