The horrific attacks in Atlanta last week that claimed the lives of Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Young Ae Yue, Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng, and Paul Andre Michels cut deeply in a year that is already full of trauma. The rise in racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors is unacceptable. We join the nation in grieving for eight lives lost in Atlanta and all lives impacted by the nearly 4,000 hate crimes reported since the start of the pandemic.
At Groundwork, we believe that in moments like these, the voices of those most directly impacted should be at the center of the conversation. We can only move forward and find solutions by listening and learning from those on the ground. If you are looking for resources to educate yourself and others, take action, or donate, check out:
- StopAAPIHate.org to learn more about the rise in hate crimes, report an incident, and take action.
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources to see the latest news and learn ways to take action.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice to learn more about Asian Americans’ struggle for civil rights and what you can do to help.
- 61 Ways To Donate in Support of Asian Communities to see a curated list of organizations supporting the AAPI community.
- College Consensus to learn more about how to support AAPI college students.
Racism, misogyny, and bigotry threaten all of our communities. While equity and justice have always been at the heart of our work, this moment adds another level of urgency. We remain committed to advancing anti-racist practices that make our communities safer for our AAPI neighbors and all people suffering from racist, targeted violent attacks.
In Solidarity –