Statement on Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta, GA

The ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life sends our heartfelt love, support, and thoughts to our Asian and Asian American,Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) communities colleagues, and students. As Housing and Residence Life professionals, we are charged with providing safe and inclusive communities for all individuals, regardless of their identities or background. Acts of hate and violence, such as the recent mass shootings perpetrated against Asian and APIDA womyn and communities in Atlanta, GA are the antithesis of this vital mission.

As a commission, CHRL strives to support and educate our students, colleagues, and surrounding communities, as well as advocate for racial justice and inclusion. As student affairs practitioners, we must continue to be steadfast and unwavering in our commitment to equity, inclusion, justice, and the education of our students, colleagues, and communities around us. We must swiftly confront issues and actions of intolerance that harm our marginalized communities. And we must loudly, firmly, and unequivocally denounce white supremacy at every turn.

We encourage you to check out the following resources to learn more about how you may help our Asian and APIDA colleagues and communities. If you have additional resources that you would like us to share, please email us at chrl@acpa.nche.edu.

https://stopaapihate.org/ (STOP AAPI HATE, to report bias and for statistics on hate and bias crimes)

https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/86 (Journal of Asian American Studies, for research and education)

https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/ (Asian Americans Advancing Justice: AAJC, information of social action and justice and donations. There is an Atlanta chapter)

https://www.unitedasianalliance.com/ (United Asian Alliance brings together AAPI music and entertainment organizations Asian American Collective & LIONS SHARE)

https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/ (For even more resources and statistics)

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