Asian American Advocacy Resources

The Department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs has put together a list of resources that were shared as a tool to help understand the complex nature of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and racial justice. In addition to this resource list, which can be found on our website,, we have provided a list of resources that are specific to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi Community. We encourage you to continue your education, have intentional dialogue and engage with these tools to make a more inclusive environment.

Resources on Anti-Asian Racism
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
Bystander Intervention Trainings
Stop AAPI Hate
AAPI Women Lead

Resources on Asian American Advocacy and Activism
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Southeast Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)
Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP)
Coalition for Asian American Leaders (CAAL)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

Resources local to the Atlanta, GA area
Asian American Resource Center (AARC)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta Chapter (AAJC ATL)
Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Suggested Articles
Vox – How to help fight anti Asian racism
CNBC – How to take action against anti Asian racism
The Cut – How to help combat anti Asian American violence

Suggested Books/Films
• “well behaved Indian women” by Sumya Dave
• “Everything I never Told You” by Celeste Ng
• “Trail of Broken Wings” by Sejal Badani

UF MCDA within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs office, has the following resources available in our office library:

• “Asian America” edited by Arar Han and John Hsu
• “The Accidental Asian” by Eric Liu
• “Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights” by Kenji Koshiro
• “Nisei Daughter” by Monica Sone
• “The Late Homecomer” Kao Kalia Yang
• “Acts of Faith” by Eboo Patel

• Spencer Nakasako’s Trilogy
o Aka Don Bonus
o Kelly Loves Tony
o Refugee
• Calcutta Calling
• Tenderloin Stories: Youth – produced videos 1989-2004
• Foreign Talk
• Not Black or White
• Searching for Asian America