UCPEA Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The UCPEA Executive Board asks our members to stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Asian American Cultural Center, UConn’s Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff (AAAFS), and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) in supporting the Asian and Asian-American members of our community, following news reports of increased anti-Asian violence across the United States, including a front page story in today’s Hartford Courant.

The attachments to this message include a statement from AAAFS describing the increasing incidents of hate crimes, bias incidents and racist bullying against Asians and Asian Americans. There is also information about a virtual panel discussion on March 18 at 5 p.m. that will provide perspectives on today’s climate and its impact on UConn’s Asian and Asian American community that will include UConn students, faculty, and staff to help galvanize anti-racist efforts that will benefit us all.

Statement from AAAFS on Anti-Asian Violence

March 18 Panel Discussion: Anti-Asian Violence & The Fight Against Invisibility