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We stand against racism.

The Michael Merritt Awards Committee stands united against racism. Hate crimes against AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) communities have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to help:

1. Listen: Make yourself available to your friends. Let them know you are thinking about them.

2. Learn: End the model minority myth by educating yourself on the wide variety of AAPI experiences. https://zenerations.org/2021/02/25/why-is-racism-towards-asians-so-normal/

3. Speak up: If you see something, say something: stopaapihate.org

4. Support your local AAPI owned small businesses.

5. Amplify AAPI artists, authors, activists by sharing their stories and work.

6. Donate:    Stop AAPI Hate: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711    

Asian American Advancing Justice: https://secure.donationpay.org/aajc/    

AAPI Women Lead: https://www.imreadymovement.org/    

Movement Hub: https://movementhub.org/    

Asian Health Services: https://asianhealthservices.org/donate/


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