Below is an online, multimedia syllabus that our staff has put together. We publish it in the hope that it will serve as a useful introduction to various issues affecting our communities. Though our staff is constantly updating it as we happen upon new resources, it reflects several gaps in our own knowledge.  Please contact us if there is anything you think that we should remove or add at


Other General Resource Sites

Muslim AAPIs

Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Other Indigenous Peoples

South Asians / South Asian Americans:


Southeast Asians / Southeast Asian Americans:

Disability Justice


Addressing Anti-Blackness


Cultural Appropriation

Undocumented AAPIs

Low-Income and Working Class AAPIs

AAPI Survivors

Incarcerated AAPIs

Mixed AAPIs

AAPI womxn / Feminism

5C AAPI Experiences:

AAPI Literature

  • Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Bhanu Kapil Rider
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee
  • The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • milk and honey, rupi kaur
  • No-No Boy, John Okada

Media Recommendations (TV Shows, Music, Movies, etc.)

  • Music Artists:
  • Fresh Off the Boat — ABC (tw/cw: anti-blackness and misogynoir)
  • Spoken Word (also, the art of spoken word — as well as rap, rock, even techno — has its roots in black culture and black struggle, which is important to recognize)
  • Raise Up” by Terisa Siagatonu (being Pacific Islander / Woman of Color / First Gen in Academia) 
  • broken english” by rupi kaur 
  • Darkmatter (while Darkmatter’s poetry has been really great for many queer, trans, non-binary people of color and south asian folx, they have been called out many times for their classism and anti-blackness, and many black femmes and black trans people have voiced their frustrations with Darkmatter and have not felt that Darkmatter has addressed these issues well)