Published: March 22, 2021

We grieve with our Asian and Asian-American family in the wake of rising anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. To our Asian and Asian-American students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members, we see you, we love you, and we will fight with and for you. 

We must continue to build solidarity across our diverse communities. In addition to this statement of our deep and sincere support, we encourage all of us to make a commitment to learn more about our Asian and Asian-American colleagues who are too often invisible to the larger community. Towards that end, we have compiled an emergent set of resources to deepen our understanding of Anti-Asian racism and Asian and Asian-American leadership in social movements for justice. We hope that you will continue to add to this list. 

Professor Susan Jurow will be hosting a space for conversation and healing on Monday, March 29 from 11-noon. We will discuss this article by R.O. Kwon - A letter to my fellow Asian women whose hearts are still breaking. Please read if you have time, or simply join for community using this link

We close by honoring the lives of those who were murdered in Atlanta on March 16.

Rest in power and peace.

Soon Chung Park 박순정, age 74

Hyun Jung Grant [김]현정, age 51

Sun Cha Kim 김순자, age 69

Yong Ae Yue 유용애, age 63

Delaina Ashley Yaun, age 33

Paul Andre Michels, age 54

Xiaojie Tan 谭小洁, age 49

Daoyou Feng 冯道友, age 44

A. Susan Jurow, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Kathy Schultz, Dean