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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- 

For more videos from the Asian American Cultural Center, please visit our Illinois Mediaspace Channel-

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, Ill. -

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 Disusses 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


Bias Assessment and Response Team- Please report all bias-motivated incidents that occur within our University community to the Bias Assessment and Response Team at

Resources for Champaign Urbana's Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities-

To learn more about anti-Asian hate and to report incidents that occur anywere, visit

To report a hate crime in Illinois, please call the Illinois Attorney General's Civil Right's Hotline at 1-877-581-3692 or fill out a hate crime coplaint form at

Stand Against Hatred-

Stop AAPI Hate-

NYU Anti-Racism Education, Programs and Resources-

Seattle University- Toolkit for Anti-Asian Racism-

Cornell University- Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community -

Asian American Day of Action-

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center-

Learning for Justice-

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.

OIIR & AACC Update

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) would like to update the University of Illinois community on its availability and offerings. All OIIR units operate in small physical spaces. As such, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and community members by continuing all programs virtually effective July 27 and until further notice. The only exception will be the limited hours, in which Confidential Advisors will be available for walk-in appointments for sexual misconduct survivor services at the Women's Resources Center.

  • All programming will be virtual, including events, workshops, meetings, and courses
  • Our staff will continue to be available for virtual meetings, consultations, and advising
  • Physical spaces are closed to the public (with survivor services exceptions)
  • For up-to-date information, please refer to our website, social media platforms, and subscribe to our e-newsletters
  • If you have any questions, please reach out at or 217-333-1300, or reach out to any of our eight units
  • For current updates from the University of Illinois, visit







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