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What Can I Do?
4 ways to support the Asian American Community (for Asian Americans and allies)
- Support & Study: Anti-Asian racism is not new, and our communities are resilient
- Learn about Asian American history and connect to our communities and friends
- Check in with each other – with your close friends and family
- Show Up & Listen: Connect with Asian Americans in very real ways
- Demonstrate support and show that Asian Americans are seen and heard and are supported and valued
- Listen and do not judge when AAPI communities share their experiences
- Donate your time, talent, or money to organizations fighting anti-Asian racism
- Speak Out:
- Contact your representatives
- Go to myreps.datamade.us to find out who your representatives are
- Ask what they are doing to denounce anti-Asian racism and racial violence
- Ask how they are working to keep BIPOC communities in their districts safe
- Talk to your families and communities and hold each other accountable in stopping AAPI hate
- Contact your representatives
- Step In: Attend free trainings on how to respond to anti-Asian harassment at ihollaback.org
- Trainings on “How to Respond to Anti-Asian/American Harassment When It Happens to You”
- Bystander trainings, useful for all situations where active allyship is required, along with a bystander guide.
(Adapted from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Asian American Center)
Unpacking Hate (session recording and various resources) provided by Rutgers Office of the Senior Vice President for Equity
Becoming Anti-Racist Resource List provided by Rutgers Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Resource List Specific to AAPI Communities provided by the Association for Asian Studies
Anti-Racism Seminar: Asian Students’ Experiences Webinar hosted by the SEBS Office of International Programs
Hollaback! Online Workshops
Cook Along with a Star Chef! Live from Valencia, Spain!
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11AM – Noon (ET)
Join Chef Stephen Anderson, one of the star chefs in Valencia, Spain, to make pomelo salad and cauliflower biryani–easy to make and delicious! He will also talk about the idea of “decolonial food” and how it is connected to a healthy lifestyle, sustainability, cultural encounters, and more.
While we encourage attendees to cook along with Chef Anderson, we welcome everyone who simply wants to watch and learn how to cook!
We will raffle off 10 copies of his book, Burma: Food, Family and Conflict, which includes numerous delicious recipes, to Rutgers students who register by March 30th and attend the event!
Click HERE to register. You will receive a link to join the event upon registration.
For questions, please contact us via email.
“Studying abroad in Thailand had exceeded my expectations and stepping on Thailand’s land drew my nervousness in being in a new country right away. To witness and take part in the cultural activities of Thailand was a blessing, that I hope everyone gets to experience. The time went so fast, but we did so much! Thailand has forever a special spot in my heart. We traveled to different regions in Thailand, where we got a different perspective on how people live in Thailand and the agricultural practices. Agriculture runs very deep in Thailand, that without it I don’t think it would what it is.”
Aliya Ali, Nutritional Sciences, SEBS ’20
Participated program: Food and Sustainability in Thailand
You can read her full stories on the SEBS Study Abroad Blog.
Aparna M Zama is an undergraduate program director and an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Animal Sciences.
When I first arrived in the U.S in the month of August (as a graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D program), I walked into my first class and saw these sights: The professor was wearing a pair of shorts, a “Hawaiian” shirt, and flip-flops and he was using some “naughty” words in his lectures. I remember thinking “that’s my professor?!” In India, I grew up with professors wearing very formal clothes and being very staid. So, this professor’s attitude was refreshing and fun. I learnt a lot in that Molecular Genetics class! On the flip side- the students were no less: some of them were sitting with their feet up on the desks and eating snacks and asking questions from a seated position. I was shocked! Weren’t the students supposed to be more respectful and bow a little when they stand up to ask questions? Turns out that the sense of freedom and lack of hierarchy freed me from my shell, and I became more comfortable with my environment. That first day will forever be memorable to me!