Over the course of the pandemic, we have witnessed a nationwide increase in the number of hate crimes, hate speech, and other hateful rhetoric committed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. These incidents are rooted in a long history of racism and bias. We acknowledge this history and the impact it has on many members of our Lincolnwood community.
We want to reiterate the importance of our responsibility as a community to make Lincolnwood a place that values diversity and where every person, regardless of their identity, can truly feel that they matter and belong.
We hope that you will use the Lincolnwood Library’s materials, events, and expertise to find information and resources to help educate yourself, your families, and your communities. We stand in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. This will require all of us to take action against injustice and work together to create inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive.
Hate has no home in Lincolnwood.
From March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021, there have been a total of 3,795 hate incidents received by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center. This represents only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur. (Source)
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Recommended resources and other booklists
Guide for Parents of Asian/Asian American Adolescents (William James College Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) Asian Mental Health Program, in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Cross Cultural Student Emotional Wellness)
Supporting Kids through Racialized Violence (Embrace Race)
Violence Against Asian Americans: How Do We Support the Children? Embrace Race Webinar (Mar 24, 2021, 7:30 PM)
Addressing Anti-Asian Bias (Learning for Justice)
We are Not a Stereotype: Breaking Down Asian Pacific American Bias (Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)
Asian Americans (PBS documentary)