AWP Stands With #StopAsianHate

March 22, 2021

#StopAsianHate

We at AWP cannot stand idly by while the violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community continues. The tragic murders last week of eight people—all but one of them women—in their workplace were horrific and unimaginable. We offer our condolences to their families, and we extend our support to those facing discrimination and living in fear of similar acts every day. We strongly believe every person deserves to feel safe and live peacefully, and we are committed to being an ally for those fighting racial and social injustice.

We’d like to share some resources to help all of us bring about real change. To report an incident of harassment or violence against members of the AAPI community, please visit www.stopaapihate.org and learn ways you can show your support. We also recommend:

We encourage you to visit Kundiman’s list of “Literary Organizations that Serve Writers of Color” and consider donating to some of the arts organizations on the list working to support Asian American communities and voices.

Please join us in raising awareness and standing against the hate however you can. If you see something, please say or do something. Together we are stronger.

 

Cynthia Sherman

Executive Director


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