Dear Rubin community,
We are appalled and heartbroken to see the continued rise in hate crimes and violence since the beginning of the pandemic against people of Asian descent across the country, including the murders in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We mourn these victims and stand in solidarity with the families immediately impacted and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
As a museum that presents Asian art and cultures, we want to underscore that Asian hate, discrimination, misogyny, and violence has no place at the Rubin, and that we condemn all acts of bigotry. We aim for all our visitors, staff, volunteers and collaborators to feel safe when they visit the Rubin, in person and online. We remain committed to being a place of cultural learning, offering a safe space for discussion and reflection about our shared human experiences.
The Rubin Museum team
For community support, as well as ways to ally with New York’s AAPI communities and keep each other safe, please visit:
Asian American Federation
Access resources to stay safe from anti-Asian racism, support community justice, and much more.
Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center
Report an AAPI hate incident, learn safety tips, and support community-based efforts to address anti-Asian racism.
Asian Mental Health Collective - Therapist Directory
A mental health specialist directory for people who identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, or South Asian.
Hollaback - Bystander Intervention
Bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment.
Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York
KCS provides access to mental health, job training, immigration assistance, and more for Korean and Korean Americans in New York.
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
Support South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant workers and families in New York City to win economic and civil rights.
Send Chinatown Love
Businesses in Chinatown were hit first by the pandemic, suffering revenue losses of 60-80%, as anti-Asian sentiment swelled. Merchants are still struggling to stay afloat Help secure the future of New York City’s Chinatown.
Apex for Youth
Help support underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC.