Standing in Solidarity

There has been a significant rise in bigotry and hate towards Asian Americans over the last year. Yesterday’s mass shooting of eight individuals in the Atlanta (GA) area, six of which were Asian American women, adds to the suffering and trauma of members of our community. While recent reports state that this may not have been a racially-motivated attack, its occurrence in conjunction with the general rise in bigoted acts towards Asian Americans has left many feeling hurt and traumatized. We want to first offer our support to any individual in our community who was harmed by the incident and remind you that we have resources available to you (e.g., Student Counseling Center, EAP program). We also want to strongly encourage anyone in our community who experiences biased or bigoted acts to report the incident so that we can respond accordingly. We stand in solidarity with you.