A word from our co-founder, Jane
As a first generation Korean American, I grew up feeling caught between two worlds, one that explored my ethnic roots and another that rejected this identity to embrace a quiet, innocuous sense of normality. I resented the ceaseless attention and aggressive questions. The unabashed comments and intrusive inquiries transformed my ethnicity into a commodity that was often demanded of me: “What are you? Where are you really from? Your English is so good. You’re one of the good orientals. China doll.” But when I reacted at all, I was met with dismissal and other times, hostility. Even friends chalked up my frustration and anger to being followed home and berated with racial insults as an overreaction. “It’s just words,” they would say.
And it's also just those kinds of words that can incite hate, violence, and murder. The Atlanta Spa shooting is the direct cause of anti-Asian rhetoric. It is now more than ever our responsibility and absolute need to condemn hate and create lasting change.
To our Asian community and our allies, we at Nunchi see you, hear you, and stand with you.
We remain committed to rectifying the racial inequalities and systemic racism that has plagued minds and institutions. It is okay to feel despair and be angry. We encourage you to channel these justified feelings to fighting white supremacy and hate: share, listen, report hate crimes, donate, and volunteer. Help us fight anti-Asian hate and be the change we seek. In lieu of a product launch or donating proceeds to AAPI organizations with a purchase, we would rather 100% of your money to go to the causes you stand for.
LEARN AND REPORTNEXT SHARK
A leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.STOP AAPI HATE
A nonprofit organization that runs the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center, which tracks incidents of hate and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States.ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE
Tell your story and help track hate.HATE IS A VIRUS
A nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate.
DONATEGO FUND ME
An extensive list of fundraisers, supporters, and organizations providing relief for AAPI attack victims, neighborhoods, and broader communities.CHINESE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CAA
Advocates for systemic change that protect immigrant rights, promote language diversity, and remedy racial and social injustice.ASIAN PACIFIC FUND
A community foundation to impact and uplift Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in the Bay Area by providing grants, coordinating scholarship programs, and cultivating leadership.SEND CHINATOWN LOVE
An online platform to low-tech, cash-only, Asian-owned small businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
VOLUNTEERASIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS
A non-profit organization with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs and professionals. Locate Asian and Asian American organizations by state through their directory.NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS NCAPA
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), is a coalition of 37 national Asian Pacific American organizations around the country. NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues. Volunteer at any one of the member organizations of the NCAPA.VOLUNTEER MATCH
A community that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the world around us. Find volunteer opportunities near you.