Reporting Covid-19 Bias

I am not a virus

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis over 100 acts of anti-asian bias a day has been reported – over one thousand in the last week.

REPORTING HATE CRIMES AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS
DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS


An unofficial running collection of where to report acts of bias and hate against Asian Pacific Americans and others. Thank you to the NEA and the NWLC for their assistance. Please forward other sites or corrections to  wah2005@tc.columbia.edu
Updated 5/09/20 12:14 pm

Note: To report hate crimes of any type go to https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/get-help-now

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 to get immediate help.
If someone is in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 or your local police immediately.

#IAMNOTAVIRUS CAMPAIGN – website

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LINKS TO OTHER COMPILATION SITES
National Education Association (NEA) Edjustice
Standing Up to Hate and Bias Related to COVID-19
NATIONAL
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
AAAJ is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. Their website features a reporting form where you can submit your story and help them track hate and bias. Click here to report your incident
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON).. Since its official launch on March 19, 2020, the STOP AAPI HATE reporting center has received over 1,100 reports of coronavirus discrimination from Asian Americans across the country.  The reporting center was founded by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department. http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate/  
Anti-Defamation League: ADL believes people should not be targeted or treated unfairly because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability. If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of bias, hatred or bigotry, please fill out the form below. We will do our best to investigate your situation and respond to you quickly. https://www.adl.org/reportincident   
Chinese for Affirmative Action
CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Their website features a reporting form where you can report harassment, discrimination or bigotry related to COVID-19. Click here to report your incident
Harvard University, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
This Harvard University department web page features a compilation of legal, social, and mental health resources for Asian and AAPI students who have experienced, or worry that they may experience, COVID-19 related harassment and discrimination.
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates: OCA encourages victims and those who witness any harassment or violence related to COVID-19 to report the incident at www.aapihatecrimes.org, a website that tracks hate incidents committed against AAPIs across the country.
The form is at https://www.ocanational.org/aapi-hate-incident-form  
Southern Poverty Law Center – Before reporting to the SPLC, please report hate incidents or crimes to your local law enforcement. https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate  
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights – Educational institutions have a responsibility to protect every student’s right to learn in a safe environment free from unlawful discrimination and to prevent unjust deprivations of that right. This includes while schools are operating virtual classrooms. You can file complaints electronically.
The Anti-Semitism Accountability Project 
ASAP has launched this submission portal in partnership with the America China Public Affairs Institute to allow individuals across the country to report bias-motivated incidents they experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report Online Hate 
California
The California Attorney General’s office has developed a brochure with information on how to identify and report hate crimes and the services available to victims of hate crimes.The hate crimes brochure is available in 14 languages: EnglishSpanishArabicArmenian (Eastern)CambodianChinese (Traditional)HindiHmongJapaneseKoreanPunjabiRussianTagalog and Vietnamese. The brochures can be downloaded, printed and shared online.
Connecticut
Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) –  860-541-3428 Connecticut Toll Free 1-800-477-5737
CHRO Condemns Divisive Language Describing the Coronavirus
Contact: Michelle Dumas Keuler
860-541-3428
michelle.dumaskeuler@ct.gov
The State of Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity has a generic inbox they are starting to collect everything on behalf of the APA Sub-commission at – cwcseo@cga.ct.gov.
File a Complaint  
Illinois
Contact the Illinois Attorney General Hate Crime Report/Civil Rights hotline at 877-581-3692
Maryland
Contact the Maryland Hate Crimes Hotline at 1-866-481-8361
Massachusetts
Contact the Attorney General’s office’s special hotlineat 1-800-994-3228.
Michigan
Contact the Hate Crimes Unit of the Michigan Attorney General’s office
via email at hatecrimes@michigan.gov or by phone at 313-456-0200.
Minnesota
Contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights via email at 
MDHR@state.mn.us or by phone at 1-800-657-3704.
New Jersey
Report hate and bias incidents via the Bias Crime Unit of New Jersey
Division of Criminal Justice.
New York
Contact the New York state Attorney General’s office via email at
 rights@ag.ny.gov or by phone at 1-800-771-7755.

The NYC Human Rights Commission is launching a team to respond to COVID-19 discrimination and harassment, as reports of racism against Asians surge
in the city.
We encourage anyone who has experienced COVID-19-related
discrimination to report it to us.”NYC Human Rights✔@NYCCHR
Oregon
Visit StandAgainstHate.oregon.gov, or call the Oregon Department of
Justice hotline at 1-844-924-BIAS (844-924-2427) to report an incident and talk with trained staff.
Virginia
Visit the “No Hate Crimes VA” website of the office of the Attorney General
of Virginia for details on how to report a hate crime in the state.
https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/get-help-now
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Emergency Medical Services—911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

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