SF State Professor Russell Jeung Honored For Spearheading Campaign Against Asian-American Hate Crimes

By KPIX CBS SF Bay Area |

The $156.5 million AAPI Equity Budget bill funds actions to end the surge in anti-AAPI hate and violence over the past year.

Below is a summary of where the state funds go:

  • $110 million – a majority of the funding – will go to community organizations that are providing vital victim services and prevention
  • $10 million will provide support to Stop AAPI Hate to track, respond, and prevent incidents of racial bias and harm
  • $10 million will go to the AAPI Data project to increase accurate data collection and data equity on AAPI needs, challenges, and barriers
  • $10 million will go to an anti-bias block grant to provide funding to schools to create restorative justice programs to address hate and macroaggressions early
  • $5 million will support a peer social media network project addressing bullying and mental health for children and youth
  • $1.5 million will go towards a workgroup to address education attainment for low-income first-generation AAPI college students and support the Commission on Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs as it coordinates these programs
  • $10 million will go to ethnic media outlets to reach AAPI and other underserved communities in California