Since the start of the pandemic, discrimination and assault against Asian Americans has greatly increased in frequency and severity. It is necessary that institutions and individuals be attentive to these trends, actively work to combat racism in our community, and that we provide resources both for those experiencing violence and for the educators who can take active part in upending discrimination and racism.
The horrific shootings on March 16th 2021 in Atlanta resulted in the deaths of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delania Ashley Yaun, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, and Paul Andre Michels.
Please explore these resources for action plans, support guides, and toolkits for students, educators, parents, and more.
This link includes resources specifically for educators’ best practices on combating Asian-American racism, having discussions about Asian American identity, and providing space and acknowledgement for students encountering racial discrimination and trauma.
Additionally, the DEI is hosting a Community Dialogue: Stop Asian Hate on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in solidarity with the victims, their families and friends, and all of our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, faculty, staff, and community members experiencing fear, grief, and pain. RSVP here for this event.