Stop AAPI Hate and Oakland Chinatown Safety Resource List

As a member of the Oakland Chinatown Coalition, we’ve been getting an amazing outpour of questions and inquiries about how to support Chinatown through these increased violent crimes against our seniors and small businesses. If you or someone you know is interested in wanting to help, get involved, or otherwise stay informed about community-based response efforts that are looking to address the systemic issues we’re facing, please utilize our resource list below:

Recording of Panel Discussion – Listen, Learn, Act!

May 18, 2021 AAPI Day Against Bullying + Hate Statement

Stop the Hate 2021 Short Presentation narrated by Russell Low, author of Three Coins. Follow him on IG: @lowruss

Beyond the Headlines: Review of National Anti-Asian Hate Incident Reporting/Data Collection Published over 2019-2021 by Dr. Janelle Wong, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland

“Asian Americans Getting Rooted in our Past, Present & Future.” Zine (2022) produced by Just Cities, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and the City of Oakland Download the English Zine | Download the Chinese Zine


OCA-East Bay Community Clean-Up — “PICK-IT UP CHINATOWN”

OVCC Community Clean-Up


STOP AAPI HATE Incident Report

OCA’s AAPI Hate Incident Report

We Are Not A Virus

Bay Area’s only Korean language toll-free navigation phone line 

Download “How to Report a Hate Crime” Booklet in various languages


Free Bystander Intervention Training

Free AAPI Personal Safety Training


Alcohol Abuse and Binge Drinking

Drug Prevention for Parents

Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce 

Oakland Chinatown Improvement

Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay — Help Rebuild VACCEB

Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce

Save Our Chinatowns

Family Bridges

OCA-East Bay

East Bay Asian Local Development Center

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Wa Sung Community Service Club

AAPI Women Lead

East Bay Korean-American Senior Services Center


Substance Abuse Prevention Programs specifically for the BIPOC community

Live Another Day – Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.

Detox Local – An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

Signs & Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Supporting Georgia’s AAPI Community

Georgia AAPI Community Resources Offering Form


Oakland Chinatown Ambassador Program & Victims Fund

Hella Heart Oakland Giving Circle

AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund

Community Health for Asian Americans


Asian Health Services

Asian Mental Health Project

Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum

Asian American Discrimination and Substance Abuse

East Bay Art Therapy

TRANSFORM: Health Equity

Kaiser Permanente’s AAPI Mental Health Webinar


API Legal Outreach

Bay Area Legal Aid

History of Asian Americans

Asian/Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology, edited by Shirley Hune and Gail Nomura
Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire, edited by Sonia Shah
Laura Huyn Yi Kang, Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women
Eliza Noh. Asian American Women and Suicide (
Cathy Park Hong. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
Sucheng Chan. Asian Americans: An Interpretive History
Robert G. Lee. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture  
Erika Lee. The Making of Asian America: A History
Ron Takaki. A History of Asian Americans: Strangers From A Different Shore
Gary Okihiro. Margins and Mainstreams:  Asians in American History and Culture
Gary Okihiro. Common Ground: Reimagining American History
Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans in the United States
Michael Omi and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s
Yến Lê Espiritu. Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities
George Lipsitz. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Will Kimlicka. Multicultural Citizenship
Rosalind S. Chou & Joe R. Feagin. The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism

Ethnic-Specific Issues

Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora; edited by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Myriam Lam, Lan Duong, and Cathy Nguyen
Nayan Shah. Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown  
Arissa Oh. To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of Korean Adoption
Sucheng Chan. The Vietnamese American 1.5 generation
Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and The Memory of War
Catherine Ceniza Choy. Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History
Shamita D. Dasgupta. Body Evidence: Intimate Violence against South Asian American Women
Grace M. Cho. Haunting The Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War

Asian American Literature that Addresses Race

Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do
Bao Phi. Sông I Sing
Carlos Bulosan. America Is in the Heart
Adrian Tomine. Shortcomings
Julie Otsuka. When the Emperor Was Divine
Fae Myenne Ng. Bone
Chang-rae Lee. Coming Home Again
Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
John Okada, No-No Boy
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
Aimee Phan, We Should Never Meet: Stories
R. Zamora Linmark, Rolling the R’s
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
Hisaye Yamamoto. Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
Chang-rae Lee. A Gesture Life
Karen Tei Yamahita. I Hotel
Andrew Pham. Catfish and Mandala
Lung Ung. First They Killed My Father


Councilmember Nikki Bas

Chef Tu David Phu

Hip Hop For Change

Healing Equity United

Oakland Roots

Tuk Tuk Box



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OACC Represents Chinatown Area Cohorts for Howard Terminal proposal Community Benefits Agreement (CBA)
OACC represents the Chinatown area as a member of the Community Benefits Agreement Planning Group.  OACC strives for an informed, transparent and inclusive drafting CBA process that provides communities marginalized by discrimination and neglect with structural, long-term opportunities and improvements commensurate with the scope of the entire Howard Terminal development.