We Stand with the AAPI Community, and Against Anti-Asian Violence

Jennifer Silver

Sparhawk School stands against the violence aimed at Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We are deeply saddened by the recent killings in Atlanta. Though this tragedy has been highly publicized, crimes against AAPI-identifying people, especially against women and elders, have seen a rapid increase over the past year. According to the leading aggregate source of anti-Asian hate incidents, Stop AAPI Hate, 2,808 firsthand accounts of anti-Asian hate from 47 states and the District of Columbia were reported between March 19, 2020 and December 31, 2020 alone. 

Hate has no place here at Sparhawk. As an institution dedicated to our ongoing effort to become anti-racist, it is our responsibility to name and condemn this violence. We stand with our Asian families and the Asian American Pacific Islander community as a whole.

TAKING ACTION

Here are anti-racism actions you can take to help change the tide of anti-Asian racism in the United States.