Dear IGGI Community:

Data about Asian Americans are often lacking for many reasons, including due to inattention from policymakers and researchers and due to the complexity of the many subpopulations comprising Asian America, among other reasons.

Stakeholders who want data in order to be informed, participate and make good decisions face significant cost thresholds regarding how and where to obtain meaningful data about Asian Americans.

While some survey data repositories exist (and are invaluable), there are many other important kinds of information that are prohibitively expensive or difficult to obtain.

In order to address this challenge, IGGI launches the Asian American Data Initiative (AADI).

Our goal is to lower the cost threshold to obtain much-needed data about Asian Americans and to make these data more readily available to the Asian American community, to scholars, students, teachers and researchers, as well as to policymakers and the American public. As part of this initiative, IGGI will post public data as they become available quarterly regarding the Asian American community.

Topic #1: Public Data Regarding Hate Crimes Reporting from Asian America

For the first part of the Asian American Data Initiative, IGGI will index and upload data regarding hate crimes reporting in the San Francisco Bay Area during the COVID-19 era. We expect the first round of data to be made available in January of 2023 or soon thereafter.

Please check back regularly for updates.

Best wishes,

Dr. Loan Le & IGGI

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