HGA Statement: Anti-Asian Racism

April 7, 2021
Sent March 19. 2021
"support and solidarity for our Asian and Asian American community members"

Dear graduate community members,
In the wake of the recent white supremacist, misogynist murders that took the lives of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, the HGA wants to express its unequivocal support for and solidarity with our Asian and Asian American community members. As historians, we recognize that anti-Asian racism and its violent consequences are hardly historical anomalies in the context of U.S. history, and are deeply embedded in the fabric of American white supremacy. We know, too, that our obligations to fighting anti-Asian racism extend beyond our classrooms, seminars, and historical work. Therefore, we are sharing some local and national resources to support anti-racist, anti-misogynist organizations and initiatives that provides material support for AAPI individuals and communities who, over the last year, have faced heightened levels of harassment, discrimination, and violence: 
Local organizations, initiatives, and resources:
National organizations, initiatives, and resources:
By no means a wholly comprehensive list, we share these resources as a supplement to many other resource lists currently circulating across social and community networks. If you have any further recommendations for (especially local) organizations and initiatives, we hope that you will share with us so we can continue to distribute information across the department.

In support and solidarity, 
Briana Vessells, First Year Liaison
Dana Landress, Community Outreach and Development Co-Chair
Annabel LaBrecque, Community Outreach and Development Co-Chair
Agnieszka Smelkowska, ABD Chair
Pawel Koscielny, Executive Secretary
Tulasi Johnson,  HGA-Union Liaison