I’ve talked about “Actionable Reads” a few times before in my Month in Review posts and wanted to feature this in its own post today, as well as some resources folks have created around supporting Asian communities in the face of violence and hate crimes.
Inspired by Ellen @ Reading The End, Actionable Reads is a personal challenge where I choose organizations to donate to each month (when income permits) based on my current reads. It’s a way to try to be more actionable and external in my activism beyond simply diversifying my reading.
Sharing these actions offers some accountability, as well as a way to highlight organizations doing great work and hopefully inspire more people to donate if they’re able!
The past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent and ongoing hate crimes committed against Asian communities around the world, heightened throughout the pandemic, and I wanted to focus my donations this month on organizations supporting the needs of these communities.