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New York City AAPI Hate Tracker Now Accepts Incident Reports In 11 Different Languages

New York City AAPI Hate Tracker Now Accepts Incident Reports In 11 Different Languages

The joint project between Committee of 100 and The Asian American Foundation launched just one month ago as part of a shared commitment to fight racism and violence toward the AANHPI community in New York City

New York, NY (July 2, 2024) -- Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a national organization building safety, belonging and prosperity for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, announced today that the online AAPI Hate Tracker, initially launched in May to help report and track incidents of hate, bigotry, bias, or discrimination against the AANHPI community in New York City, is now able to receive incident reports in 11 different languages. 

Anyone who feels they are a victim or witness of AANHPI hate or bias in New York City can submit an incident report in Bangla/Bengali, Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), English, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog/Filipino, Urdu, and Vietnamese at https://www.aapihatetracker.org/. The AAPI Hate Tracker is also accessible from taaf.org and committee100.org.

A report examining the safety of Asian American residents of New York City released by TAAF earlier this year found that only 46% of Asian Americans who had experienced a hate incident had reported the experience to anyone at all. Of those that did not report, 7% cited language barrier as a reason. By expanding the language offerings of the AAPI Hate Tracker, Committee of 100 and TAAF hope to narrow the gap between experiences and reporting in hate incident data as well as the gap between survivors and much-needed assistance and resources.

If a victim requests additional support or services as part of their report, they will be contacted by one of the participating local AAPI serving non-profit partners. The incident report does not constitute making a report to law enforcement, and none of the information submitted will be shared with law enforcement unless requested by the victim.

The AAPI Hate Tracker is a collaborative project created by Committee of 100 and TAAF and supported by several NYC AAPI nonprofit partners, as part of the NYC Anti-Hate Collaborative. The database is funded by TAAF and Committee of 100, along with federal funding from a grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice.To read the full announcement from May 14 on the key features of the AAPI Hate Tracker and where and how data will be reported, click here.

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit https://www.committee100.org.

 

About TAAF

TAAF serves the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence. Launched in 2021 in response to the rise in anti-Asian hate and to address the long-standing underinvestment in AANHPI communities, TAAF mobilizes the community to fight against hate and violence, reclaim our narratives and celebrate our stories through our core pillars of Anti-Hate, Education, Narrative Change, and Resources & Representation. Through our high-impact initiatives, events, and investments in national and local nonprofits, we’re creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for millions of AANHPIs in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit www.taaf.org

 

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Charles Zinkowski

Committee of 100

czinkowski@committtee100.org

 

Jon Stone

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF)

press@taaf.org