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Asian-American Allyship 101: So You Want to Be an Ally…Now What?

Asian-American Allyship 101: So You Want to Be an Ally…Now What?

Host: Tazrean Hossain

In this episode, we will break down what it really means to be an ally as an Asian-American. Now that we know the history of prejudice between Asian-Americans and Black-Americans and understand why the arguments made against allyship aren’t valid, how do we, as Asian-Americans, actually become better allies and hold ourselves accountable? This episode will talk about what allyship looks like and how to practice accountability, from my perspective as a South Asian at a predominantly white school.

RESOURCES:

PROTESTING INFOGRAPHIC: https://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/SafeyDuringProtest_F.pdf

Some petitions:

https://www.change.org/p/arlington-county-board-officially-name-the-fairlington-bridge-black-lives-matter-bridge

BLM Resource Guides (includes petitions, tips for protesters, mental health resources, educational resources, and places to donate to): https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1yxj0kSC2-LzINUlfNMEV_Qi-7ZtWCTLSua3Z-9XFNqA/mobilebasic

Specifically for Asian-Americans: 

https://asianamericanadvocacyfund.org/asians-for-black-lives

Sources:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-tell-if-a-charity-_b_9806518


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Remember to be silent is to be complicit! Please use your platforms and your voices!

#BlackLivesMatter  

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<strong>Tazrean Hossain</strong>
Tazrean Hossain

Tazrean Hossain is an activist, feminist, and obsessed with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. She co-founded Chapin’s Asian Affinity Group and serves as the president of Feminism Club. She loves to read, write, sing, and do theatre. In the fall, she will be attending Wellesley College, where she hopes to major in gender studies and write for the student newspaper.

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