Standing in solidarity with Asian and Asian American friends and loved ones
March 18, 2021
I am writing to share my outrage, grief and sadness at yet another episode of violence that we heard about on March 16, the hateful killing of eight people in the Atlanta area, at least six of whom were Asian or Asian American women. I want to express my condolences to the families and communities impacted by this vile event.
This tragedy comes at a time of a rise in xenophobic violence against Asians and Asian Americans. This violence toward any community or individuals is absolutely and categorically unacceptable. We must denounce this hatred in all its forms. I stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American friends and loved ones here on campus and in our community.
In this moment, and in the times ahead, there are things each of us can and must do. If you experience or know of a bias or violation of UW policies on non-discrimination, please use the Bias Incident Reporting website and/or contact Campus Safety & Security. The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) has prepared a comprehensive list of community resources that you may find helpful.
If you would like to be in community to converse and care for each other, the Center for Equity & Inclusion is hosting a virtual gathering on Zoom, on Monday, March 22, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Information on this event, including how to access, can be found here.
Aaron Artman, president of the Tacoma Rainiers since 2007, will teach Revenue Generation in the Milgard School of Business, Sports Enterprise Management program. The class will be held this Winter Quarter at Cheney Stadium, with free parking for students.