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COVID-19 Update

Due to the continuing COVID crisis, the Old Union Clubhouse building and the Asian American Activities Center spaces are closed and all programs and events have been moved to virtual platforms. This closure of our phsycial spaces are part of the extraordinary measures being taken to protect our community, especially the vulnerable, and to try to control and slow the spread of the virus. 

If you need to reach the A3C staff you can email us (click our individual names below) or reach us during our Zoom Office Hours:

​All Stanford Zoom meetings are now password protected. Please email in advance if you plan to visit during our office hours.

Are you experiencing hate and/or harassment for being Asian Pacific Islander during COVID-19? Check out our Resources and Support page.

Developed by graduate students of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA), the API Student Wellness Toolkit is a resource which aims to better summarize wellness resources that may be beneficial for API professional students.

Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.

A3C Stands in Solidarity with Black students and community

Content Warning:  racial violence

Dear Community,

The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) and Asian American Studies (AAS) staff and faculty are outraged by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. We recognize his death is not an isolated event but one in a long history of racial violence that has claimed countless Black lives. A3C and AAS stand in solidarity with the Black community on campus and nationally and raise our voices to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others.

The foundations of economic and political power in this country were built and rest on systemic, institutionalized anti-Black racism and white supremacy. As Asian Americans, we recognize that, as people of color, our struggle for equality is tied to the struggle to dismantle anti-Black racism. Gains made by our communities have been the direct result of Black liberation and civil rights movements. Now more than ever we need to stand for Black lives. We cannot remain silent, especially when one of the officers responsible for George Floyd’s death is Asian American. We must act against anti-Black racism.

We acknowledge the impact of recent events on students and colleagues in the Stanford Black community and at the Black Community Services Center in particular. We are here for you and will work within our communities to build solidarity and end anti-Blackness, whether in our families, communities or larger society.

In solidarity,

Asian American Activities Center & Asian American Studies

Ways to Support and Get Involved:

Demand the sentencing of the four police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder.

Donate to: 

Minnesota Freedom Fund (bail out for protesters). Click to donate
Black Visions Collective (QT & Black led organizing committee). Click to donate
Reclaim The Block (Police divestment org in minneapolis). Click to donate.  
North Star Health Collective (on the ground medical supplies and personnel) Click to donate.

Support Local Demands:

Sign Reclaim the Block’s petition urging MN city council to defund the police.
26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets.

Other Resources:

On Campus Resources:

**Credit to list of resources by the staff and students of The Markaz: Resource CenterEl Centro Chicano y Latino, and Dr. Lupe Carillo.**


Upcoming Events

October 24, 2020 (All day)
Asian American Activities Center
November 2, 2020 - 12:00 pm
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November 5, 2020 - 4:00 pm
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Oct 27 2019
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