Standing in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

The events that unfolded in Atlanta, GA underscore a rise in anti-Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) racism, discrimination, and violence. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes and violence against Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States have increased by 150% since 2020, largely due to xenophobia and racism. 

Author, activist, feminist, and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs once said, “You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” As such, we hope that you will take some time to reflect on what role you’d like to play in ending hate and violence against the AAPI community and move towards action. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the DEI office at

If you are wondering how you might impact the movement to end violence and discrimination against the AAPI community, we invite you to take the following actions:

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As a community committed to equity and inclusion, together we are creating space to listen to and stand with our community members who identify as Asian-American/Pacific Islander.