As allies, active bystanders, and caring brothers and sisters of the Asian community, it's on us to protect our most vulnerable. We created the AAPI Safety Badge to serve as a symbol of safety and community support. The bright lanyard and badge worn around the neck enables our elders to easily ask for help, if they feel unsafe, or if they are having an emergency. More than that, the badge is a signal to those around them that they are actively protected by their community.
We open-sourced these safety badges to inspire and enable anyone to take action and distribute in their neighborhoods.
— Sunny, Vicki, and Zoe
The AAPI Safety Badge consists of the badge, lanyard, badge holder, and whistle. We produced these using a mix of local and online vendors. The quickest way to produce them would be to use the vendors listed below. If you are located internationally, have a different vendor of choice, or need support in another language, please reach out to us directly.
Ready-for-production files that can be printed at The Aesthetic Union based in San Francisco, or sent to your local print shop.
We used Classic Solar White (130lb matte). Any heavy-weight matte finish paper is best for writing. For a batch of 500 for 6 languages, the cost is $0.20/badge.
Reference order #IMA153094132 at imprint.com. For a batch of 1500, the cost is $1.44/lanyard. Allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping.
Production specs (included on proof): 3/4 Inch, red lanyard with white imprint, metal lobster claw in silver, sewing stitch with a safety breakaway.
Reference order #IMA153094132 at imprint.com. For a batch of 1500, they cost $0.42/holder. Allow 1 week for shipping.
Badge specs (included on proof): 3 Inch x 5.25 Inch
For any quantity over 100, the cost is $1.49/whistle. Allow 1 week for shipping.
Sunny, Vicki, and Zoe are three Asian American women who started “In The Mood For Love, Not Hate” in February 2021 after feeling angered and heartbroken watching anti-Asian hate crimes steadily increase in their own city. They felt strongly about providing tangible support to the elders being targeted in our communities, while also creating positive action in bringing awareness to this issue.
The original idea came from Sunny, who would often make her Chinese-speaking father visiting from Shanghai a handwritten card containing her contact information and helpful bilingual phrases so he could explore the city on his own.
Enabled by the generous support of crowdfunding campaign, they created 3000 badges in six languages to distribute directly to neighborhoods in the Bay Area. They created this open-source site in April 2021 in hopes that others would feel similarly moved to bring active support and awareness to their vulnerable communities.
We are eternally grateful for the overwhelming support from:
Lulu Yao Gioiello
Mary and Ian Macnider
The Aesthetic Union
and all of our generous GoFundMe donors