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To Our Asian and Asian American Students, Colleagues, Friends, and the entire Northwestern Community

March 29, 2021

To Our Asian and Asian American Students, Colleagues, Friends, and the entire Northwestern Community:

We write to share our grief over the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Jung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue, murdered Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their loss is magnified by the hate, anti-Asian discrimination, misogyny, and white supremacy that has fed this act and the more than 3000 other such hate crimes that have been committed in the last year in the wake of the appearance of the Covid-19 virus. We condemn this escalating violence, along with all other forms of hate and intolerance, and stand in solidarity with our APIDA community. We pledge ourselves anew to the task of educating ourselves and all with whom we engage about the long history that has given rise to such heinous acts. We are heartened by the recent protests and solidarity marches. As the lives of the victims of this latest crime emerge more fully in accounts of their activities as parents, partners, workers, and business owners, their dreams and determination heighten our collective resolve. We offer our support to those who have been affected by this terrible assault and will do all we can to ensure that you find whatever resources you need. Finally, we renew our commitment to join together with the many who now protest these acts and work fervently for a more just and equitable world.

Click here for a gathering of resources to help support people who have experienced acts of bias, hate, racism, or who feel under threat. Here you will also find information about how to support AIPDA community members and how to take action, donate, and more. We hope these resources might be of some assistance in the difficult days ahead.

Additional, local resources are listed below.

Available to students

 Off campus resources

In solidarity, and with heartfelt sympathy,
The Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

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