Let’s Help Stop Asian Hate

We are heartbroken by the on-going hate crimes and racism happening in our world right and increasingly right now in the Asian community. We are equally saddened to hear that much of this suffering has been silenced or gone unnoticed.

Our priority has been our internal community. We’ve taken the time to begin the work within our four walls with our teams and wanted to ensure we did this first and foremost, before we could come on here and speak outwardly. We’re fully not there yet, and this is something we continue to work on day in and day out. To us, being diverse and inclusive and anti-racist comes from action and we’re going to continue to lead by example. What we can say with confidence is that we don’t stand by racism of any form and don’t agree with the racist acts that are happening in our world right now.

We pledge to stand in solidarity with our internal Asian community, taking the time to show kindness and practice ally-ship.

We pledge to stand in solidarity with our external Asian community and celebrate Asian voices through our brand and partnerships.

We pledge to continue listening to the lived experience of our internal community, working closely with our DEI council to ensure these initiatives are on-going.

We pledge to support our community by listening, taking matters seriously and acting accordingly.

If you are looking to learn more about our statement and what we’re doing to show our support, or would like to find a meaningful way to individually contribute, please find some resources and organizations below.

ORGANIZATIONS

We have made company donations to Stop APPI Hate and End The Virus of Racism. These organizations are working to end structural racism, as well as tracking and responding to incidents of hate, violence, discrimination and bullying.

The Stop Asian Hate: Together, We Can Make a Difference campaign is also a great resource for finding local community fundraisers in the US supporting those affected by Anti-Asian hate.

RESOURCES

Stop Asian Hate Info

Bystander Intervention Training

Celebrate Asian voices TV SHOWS

Kim’s Convenience

While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.

Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

Awkwafina stars as Nora Lin in this scripted series based on her real-life beginnings in Flushing, Queens. Raised alongside her cousin by her dad and grandma, Nora leans on her family as she navigates young adulthood.

Warrior

In San Francisco, California, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China, leads a colourful life as he becomes a hatchet man for a powerful tong.

Fresh off the Boat

During the 1990s, an immigrant Taiwanese family makes an attempt to adjust to the socio-cultural and socio-economic reality of living in the US.

FILMS

Minari

A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Parasite

The struggling Kim family sees an opportunity when the son starts working for the wealthy Park family. Soon, all of them find a way to work within the same household and start living a parasitic life.

Okja

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

BOOKS

Yolk by Mary H.K Choi

A funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they'll go to save one of their lives - even if it means swapping identities.

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The novel is about a mixed-race Chinese-American family whose middle daughter Lydia is found drowned in a lake.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood--and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

New Waves by Kevin Nguyen

A wry and edgy debut novel about race and startup culture, secrecy and surveillance, social media and friendship.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman is a 2016 novel by Japanese writer Sayaka Murata. It captures the atmosphere of the familiar convenience store that is so much part of life in Japan.

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

Having become thoroughly indoctrinated in the ways of American life through her Princeton education, Casey Han struggles between the expensive lifestyle she enjoys and the traditional culture to which her Korean immigrant parents desperately cling.