STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH US

Harmony’s mission to build a stronger, more inclusive community starts with building bridges across social, cultural, and geographic divides. We invite you to join us!

These resources have been updated as of May 2021 to reflect current information and represent additional minority populations, such as the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Use the resources below to gain perspective and insight as we work together to amplify the calls for social and racial justice in our community and beyond.

RECOMMENDED READING

MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES

Documentary (Netflix)

Scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Drama (Netflix)

Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.

PBS Documentary Film Series
As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, how do we move forward together? This series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

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Drama (Hulu)

A soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Drama Series (Netflix)

Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.

Documentary Film (Episode on PBS’ America Reframed)

Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South.

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Documentary Short (Vimeo)

Halmoni follows the 24-year-old immigrant activist as he struggles to understand his own identity and the deep sense of responsibility he feels toward his family. Intimate moments shared with his family members in South Korea reveal that being undocumented may not be just a label to define one’s immigration status.

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Drama Based on a True Story (Netflix, Prime, Hulu)

Based on the thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice.

Drama, Suspense (Hulu)

Greed and class discrimination threaten the relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan in Bong Joon Ho’s darkly hilarious modern fairytale.

Documentary TV Series (Netflix)

This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite never being convicted of a crime.

Limited Series Based on a True Story (Netflix)

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Documentary TV Series (Netflix)

Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.

PODCASTS

New York Times

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. The 1619 audio series chronicles how black people have been central to building American democracy, music, wealth and more. Hosted by recent Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones.

L.A. Times

From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong of The Times invite celebrity guests to share their personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms.

AZI Media

Unpacking the news and politics shaping Asian American identities today. Airing every Tuesday to tackle the weird, messy, intersectional and complex issues in Asian America. Hosted by Sylvia Peng and Janrey Serapio. Brought to you by AZI Media.

NPR

A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities.  Hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji & Gene Demby.

The Atlantic

An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines, is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with the consequences of governmental neglect. As COVID-19 disproportionately infects and kills Americans of color, the story feels especially relevant. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

The African American Policy Forum

This podcast brings the academic term, “intersectionality” to life. Each episode brings together lively political organizers, journalists and writers. Hosted by leading critical race theorist, Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Potluck Podcast Collective

Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what’s happening in Asian America.

NPR

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. This weekly podcast goes back in time to understand the present. Hosted by Rund Abdelfatah.

There are over 22 million Asian Americans in the U.S., whose voices are needed to explore these vital questions of our time.

Self Evident is where we tell Asian America’s stories to help you do that, with the people closest to you. Each episode presents an in-depth audio documentary or radically open conversations from Asian American communities — across generations,  cultures, and class.

 

Hard NOC Media

Typically, stories about Asian Americans are centered on the experiences of those who grew up on the coasts — New York, Southern California, the Bay Area — where communities of different Asian American subgroups have lived for many years. On this podcast, though, host Keith Chow looks at a region of the country that isn’t typically associated with these stories and unpacks what it means to be Asian American in the American South.

WEBINARS & TRAINING

Raceism Matters:
Eradicating racism in the corporate world

Series by Korn Ferry

“Racism. It’s an emotionally explosive word and one that some believe corporations have vehemently rejected as a serious problem in their organizations.

In this webinar series, we will discuss what business leaders at all levels can say and do to tackle racism in their organizations and in society. We’ll discuss the impact of recent events on the Black community. What White people can do to be authentic allies and drive change. And what leaders and HR can do to address systemic racism and build inclusive organizations for all.”

Webinars include:

Hear Me: Black voices on their pain & anger

Stand By Me: How whites can become authentic allies

In My Shoes: Addressing systemic racism through structural inclusion

Don’t Talk, Do: Creating a racially equitable future as inclusive leaders 

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Racism: Where Do We Go From Here?

Columbus Metropolitan Club

The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts forum discussions about business, social services, policy, and more.  Each forum features a diverse panel of local experts and professionals. CMC is currently hosting an ongoing forum event to promote conversations about race and racism.  Individual forums included in this series:

Young Black Women Speak

The Bias Hidden Within You

Judicial Reform

All forums are free via livestream and available to the public. To watch all forums in this series, visit the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s YouTube channel.

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Combatting Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny: What Is Our Local Community Doing?

Harvard Kennedy School – Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

This public discussion highlights key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives from the Harvard Kennedy School’s staff, faculty and student groups, as well as leading local non-profits.

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What Is White Privilege, Really?

Tolerance.org

“What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Deconstructing white privilege in the classroom requires educators and students to understand the origins of whiteness and how the legacy of white supremacy endures. In our webinar What Is White Privilege, Anyway? educators will learn about all this and more, reaffirming their commitment to anti-racist education and developing practices for inviting students into this work. Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor-Bullock for this interactive, resource-rich opportunity that can help you create a more racially just classroom and community.”

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Implicit Bias Module Series

OSU Kirwan Institute

“At the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University, we are committed to the creation of a just and inclusive society, where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. Our commitment to this mission is why we work so hard to understand and overcome barriers that prevent access to opportunity in our society, such as implicit bias and racial disparities in our education system.

This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.”

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Anti-Asian Harassment Bystander Intervention Training

Hollaback!

Unfortunately, anti-Asian and Asian American racism and xenophobia is not a new phenomenon. It has been part of American history for a long time, and we have seen it manifested against different Asian/American and Pacific Islander communities in many ways over the years. As the coronavirus pandemic escalates, we have seen more harassment, discrimination, and even violence directed at these communities. In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt their free bystander intervention training as well as offering a de-escalation training adapted to support the AAPI community.

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Calling In Vs. Calling Out: How to Talk About Inclusion

Inc.com

The journey to inclusion is filled with missteps. Here’s how to navigate through them with compassion and grace.

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MAKE CALLS

Contact your locally-elected and state-elected officials.

Phone Email Tag on Social
Mayor Andrew Ginther 614-645-7671 311@columbus.gov @MayorGinther
City Attorney Zach Klein 614-645-7385 zmklein@columbus.gov
cityattorney@columbus.gov
@CityAttyKlein
Governor Mike DeWine (R) 614-466-3555 Link to contact form @GovMikeDeWine@MikeDeWine
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost 800-282-0515 Link to inquiry form and more contact information @ohioattorneygeneral
United States Senator Rob Portman (R) 614-469-6774 Link to email form @senrobportman
United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 614-469-2083 Link to contact page @SenatorSherrodBrown@SenSherrodBrown
Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman (R) 614-466-7584 Link to contact form @matthuffman1
Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D) 614-466-4583 Link to contact form @SenatorYuko@KennyYuko
Ohio Speaker of the House Robert R. Cupp (R) 614-466-9624 Link to contact form @SpeakerCupp
Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R) 614-466-8258 Link to contact form @CincySeitz
Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D) 614-466-3100 Link to contact form N/A

SIGN PETITIONS

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DEMONSTRATE

For more demonstrations, marches, and memorials, check out the Resources for Protests Facebook Group.

Resources for Protests Facebook Group

PROTECT YOURSELF

LEGAL PROTECTION & RESOURCES

DIGITAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

For more demonstrations, marches, and memorials, check out the Resources for Protests Facebook Group.

PHYSICAL PROTECTION INFO

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SHOP LOCAL

Support your Black community by shopping at local, Black-owned businesses.

Buy Black!  –  Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce
Support Black Owned
Blackout Coalition: An Economic Revolution
FiveFifths

SUPPORT & FOLLOW

Continue your education – and help to educate others.  Follow, share, and donate to the organizations and movements who fight for equality and social and racial justice.

Civil & Human Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a long-standing organization committed to fighting for freedom and the protection of United States’ citizens’ constitutional rights and against government abuse.

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Civil & Human Rights

Amnesty International is an independent organization that fights against worldwide abuses of human rights. They use detailed research and campaigning to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws, free people jailed for voicing their opinion, and other human rights abuses.

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AAPI Community/Law & Civil Rights

Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Their mission is to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Islander communities.

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AAPI Community/Law & Civil Rights

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.
Through our work, we envision a social movement in which communities of color are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity, fair treatment, and self determination for all.

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AAPI Community

A foundation whose mission is to serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence. The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is a convener, incubator, and funder committed to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. They strive to be a catalyzing force for belonging for the 23 million AAPIs across the U.S.

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AAPI Community/Law & Civil Rights

By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, voting rights and democracy, economic justice for workers, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

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AAPI Community

The Asian Leaders Alliance’s mission is to equip, empower, and enable Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Groups (ERG) members and allies to grow as civic leaders and advocate for the community(s) they serve.

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Black & African-American Community

The Black AIDS Institute is a think tank committed to ending the AIDS epidemic in black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.

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Black & African-American Community

Black Lives Matter is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

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Black & African-American/LGBTQIA+ Community

Black Queer Intersectional Collaborative (BQIC) is a grassroots community organization that works towards the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.

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Black & African-American/LGBTQIA+ Community

Black Visions Collective is a black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.

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Black & African-American Community

Campaign Zero is an online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

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Law and Civil Rights

The Columbus Freedom Fund provides Bond and other legal services to protesters who are arrested.

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Black & African-American Community

The Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce helps to provide support to Black-owned businesses.

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AAPI Community

Hate is a Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate.
They amplify, educate, and activate AAPI to stand for justice and equality in solidarity with other communities by mobilizing their community to participate in local and national campaigns, creating safe spaces for dialogue and education, and providing actionable steps and funding in partnership with trusted community leaders and organizations.

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Social Justice, Arts, & Community Service

Harmony Project is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization that connects people across social divides through the arts, education, and volunteer community service in order to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

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LGBTQIA+ Community

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization that supports and empowers queer youth by providing safer places, programming, and leadership opportunities for queer youth.

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LGBTQIA+ Community/Law and Civil Rights

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail LGBTQ+ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ+ over-incarceration.

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Racial & Social Justice

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (OSU) is an interdisciplinary engaged research institute at the Ohio State University whose goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.

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Racial & Social Justice/Arts

The Mosaic Education Network is a social justice-oriented and education-based organization that focuses on how personal stories can help impact professional practices using art, research, self-reflection and storytelling. Through services such as implicit bias workshops, curriculum development, and community programming, The Mosaic Education Network seeks to address difficult topics on supporting, interacting, and partnering with diverse communities.

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Black & African-American Community/Law and Civil Rights

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

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Law & Civil Rights

The National Bail Fund Network by the Community Justice Exchange is a frequently-updated bail fund network made up of over sixty community bail funds across the country.

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AAPI Community/Womens’ Rights

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. They elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

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AAPI Community

The National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) is a program under Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, with a mission to support local and international community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S., U.S. Territories in the Pacific, and Asia.

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Racial & Social Justice/Policing

Reclaim the Block is a coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

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Racial & Social Justice

The Ohio Student Association (OSA) is a statewide organization led by young people in Ohio, working together in an intergenerational movement for racial, social, economic and educational justice.

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Black & African-American Community/Racial & Social Justice

The People’s Justice Project (PJP) is a non-profit grassroots organization of working people and communities of color united across Columbus, Ohio. We’re working to confront police violence, end mass incarceration, and promote safety and health in our communities.

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Racial & Social Justice/Allyship

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

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LGBTQIA+ Community

Stonewall Columbus is a Columbus-based organization with a mission of increasing visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ community.

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AAPI Community

In response to the alarming escalation of xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was launched in March of 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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