In light of the recent violence directed toward members of the Asian American community, the School of Public Health-Bloomington echoes the words of Dr. James Wimbush, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA).
“Last night, Atlanta experienced an act of horrific anti-Asian violence which has inspired many Asian Americans to share their stories of racism, hatred, and abuse over social media. Since March 2020, we have seen a startling increase in anti-Asian hate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 3,000 reported hate incidences nationwide.
Recently, I joined 1,900 Hoosiers in signing the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum's petition, asking Governor Holcomb to condemn anti-Asian violence and take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of Asian American Hoosiers. Indiana University denounces acts of hate and intolerance in all its forms, and I encourage everyone to sign the NAPAWF's petition.
In addition, I invite you to join the Great Lakes Asian American Student Services and participate in an anti-Asian racism bystander workshop. You can register for here: http://bit.ly/GLAASSBIT.” -VP James Wimbush
We stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American students, colleagues, and community members. Below is a list of resources for those seeking ways to help, to bring awareness to Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, and/or to receive assistance.
- Asian Culture Center https://asianresource.indiana.edu/
- Asian American Resource Center (Georgia) https://www.aarcatl.org/
- National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) https://www.naaap.org/
- Statement from Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health https://s3.amazonaws.com/ASPPH_Media_Files/Docs/++ASPPH+Statement+Condemning+Attacks+on+Asian-Americans.pdf