Hate Crime Pamphlet

In response to the uptick anti-Asian hate crimes of late February 2021, I expressed my anger at the rise in anti-Asian American violence and compiled a list of resources.

Throughout these past few weeks, I––alongside several American friends––created a pamphlet on how to identify and report hate crimes in New Jersey, USA. We extensively researched local penal codes to provide a comprehensive guide on what constitutes a hate crime, what to do before and after, who to contact, and prevention tips. Though the penal codes are tailored to NJ, the content is pertinent for anyone across the world. Please print this out for yourself or an elder or parent, repost, and send it across your social circles; we have an English AND Mandarin version. The most efficient way we can combat bias crimes against ALL groups is by reporting them, and to particularly safeguard the elderly who fall most victim.

Like many of your families, mine has always tried its best to avoid the spotlight and not draw attention; but this is time to speak up and to report incidents of anti-Asian racism.

If you are interested in creating a pamphlet for your region of the US, or translating the pamphlet into other languages, please reach out to me wang.v.michaela@gmail.com

Download the pamphlet here [FREE] ↓

Link to the English version

Link to the Mandarin version

**To print, select double-sided printing and “flip on short-edge”

English version page 1
English version page 2
Mandarin version page 1
Mandarin version page 2

Pamphlet Contents

  1. What is a hate crime?
  2. Why is it important to report hate crimes?
  3. NJ penal codes
  4. What should you do during a hate crime?
  5. What should you do after a hate crime?
  6. Prevention Tips
  7. Contacts
  8. A blank page for perpetrator and event details

Where can you distribute the pamphlet?

  • Family members, especially elderly
  • Local library
  • Chinese school
  • Nursing home
  • Asian Diversity Clubs
  • Your blog
  • If you live in an urban area, print out hard copies and hand them out on the street

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