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Asian American Cultural Center

Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Resources:

Solidarity Statements

Office of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)
Dept of Asian American Studies & Dept of Gender and Women’s Studies
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies & the Dept of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Department of History
Illinois Student Government
University of Illinois System
Champaign Chinese Magazine
City of Urbana
City of Champaign
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association at Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Asian Law Students Association, College of Law

Videos and Articles

"Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19" presented by Dr. David Chih, Dr. Teresa Mok, and Dr. Joycelyn Landrum-Brown-

"Our Greatest Potential- Asian American Leadership and Empowerment" presented by U.S. Diplomat and UI Alum Yuri Kim- 

Mental Health Experts Offer Advice for Processing Discrimination-

Health Experts Address Rise in Attacks Against Asians in the U.S.: Racism is a public health crisis
Carle Illinois College of Medicine explores the recent discrimination and attacks, and its health impacts with David Chih, founding director of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Teresa Mok, a licensed clinical psychologist in Urbana, IL. -

Anti-Asian Hate is Taking a Toll on Central Illinois' Asian American Community- by Christine Herman -

Editorial | America's Gross Negligence Persecutes Asian Americans

Editorial | On anti-Asian racism in CU

CU community rallies together to address the increase in anti-Asian hate-

Vigil held to remember victims of Atlanta shootings and to stop Asian hate

Asian Women: The Toll of Decades of Dismissal

Interview | Theresa Mah, Asian American Caucus -

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

WAND17 Rally for Asian American Community -

Asian American University students fear for elders after spate of racist attacks, urge others to speak to speak out: 'It's up to us as a community'

CU community rallies to #StopAsianHate-

AACC Director Discusses Ways to Support Asian Community

Anti-Asian Violence Scares UI Community

Many colleges have come up short in their responses to violence against Asian Americans (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed


Who We Are
The University of Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian American university communities in the Midwest, where almost 40% of students are of Asian descent. Opened in Fall 2005, the Asian American Cultural Center provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share experiences of our diverse and rich cultures. As a unit of the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, the AACC promotes cross-cultural understanding that supports the academic and personal growth of students, along with learning experiences that help shape a lifetime commitment to ethical and engaged citizenship.

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