Condemning AAPI Hate

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The Academic Senate extends our condolences to the friends and families of the eight people murdered in Georgia and share in heartbreak and outrage at the expressions of violence on March 16, 2021.  We stand with our colleagues, families, students, friends and communities in condemning this latest example of Anti-Asian violence and the increase in intensity of hate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the targeting of Asian women in particular.  As educators, we have the capacity to challenge and change the perceptions and stereotypes at the root of these acts of white supremacist violence. We share and extend the call and commitment to stop AAPI hate.

We'd also like to:

·      Ask you to report experiences with racism and bias to Stop AAPI Hate or to the  Bias Incident Education Team 

·      Encourage students to seek support from Counseling and Psychological Services

·    Invite interested students to AA&PI Student Services