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Anti-Asian Violence Community Space

Wednesday, February 24

5-6 PM PST

APASS, APASA, and ISA present a Cultural Dialogue to have a conversation on the continued rise of anti-Asian and anti-Asian American violence. Join us for a space for open discussion, building solidarity, and identifying ways for self-care and community care.

We hope that you can join us in this important conversation.

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/culturalconvos


Dear community,

Since this pandemic started, and especially this past month, the United States has experienced a marked increase in anti-Asian and anti-Asian American racism and violence. Since March 2020, StopAAPIHate.org has documented over 2,800 incidents of assault, verbal harassment, and violence. While notable incidents involving our elders, community spaces, and others have been highlighted in the news recently, we recognize that these acts of discrimination, racism, and violence have deep roots.

The Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community is in pain. However, we want to make it clear that any response cannot come at the expense of our fellow minoritized communities. Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (APASA), and International Student Assembly (ISA) unequivocally denounce the perpetuation of anti-Black sentiments and racism. Only through solidarity, mutual aid, and community care, will we be able to address the roots of racism against all of our communities.

We recognize the need for both personal support and community space to process and discuss what has been happening. We will be hosting a community conversation on Wednesday, February 24, 5-6pm. This semi-structured space is open to all. Please join the Zoom room here: http://bit.ly/culturalconvos

We call upon all members of the USC community to raise awareness of anti-Asian racism and reaffirm the university’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

In solidarity,
Asian Pacific American Student Services
Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
International Student Assembly