SLHS Statement in Support of the APIDA Community

SLHS Statement in Support of the APIDA Community


SLHS condemns hate crimes against Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) communities and encourages all members of our community to do the same. SLHS stands with the APIDA Resource Center in this time of growing anti-Asian racism:

“SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Resource Center denounces all acts of intolerance, hate, and discrimination. We urge all persons to stand in solidarity with the APIDA community against racist sentiments. We want all of our community members, especially those who identify as APIDA, to know that we see you, care about you, and support you. We will rise above the racist zoombombing of an AB Samahan meeting on April 10, 2020. We will rise above the anti-Asian sentiment caused by local, national, and global conversations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. We will act with care and compassion for those impacted by COVID-19. We will be kinder, braver, and stronger for those who feel targeted and vulnerable. We will work together to create a safe, supportive space. All are welcome here. #RISEwithAPIDA”

You can read SDSU’s complete statement and call to action by Dr. J. Luke Wood and Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan here.

You can find our SLHS statement on racial justice here.

We encourage you to engage with these issues through these resources and opportunities, provided by the SDSU APIDA Resource Center:

  • Let’s Talk!” spaces to discuss and unpack current events
  • Let’s Be Better Together!” trainings/workshops to learn about ways to respond to anti-Asian hate
  • Cultural education workshops and other programs to learn more about historical and current contexts.
  • The APIDA Conference, to be held April 3 and April 10, that will examine COVID- 19 impacts on APIDA communities, featuring leaders from STOP AAPI Hate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and other
  • The Spring 2021 Summit that will allow space for SDSU APIDA student organization leaders to connect and work on solidarity
  • Resource Guide to help respond to anti-Asian hate (coming soon)

To learn more about the SDSU APIDA Resource Center’s solidarity work and #RISEwithAPIDA initiative, and for event details and information about other activities, email [email protected] and/or follow the center on Instagram at @sdsuapidacenter. (Flyers are also in this google folder.)

In addition, the Asian Pacific Islander Speech-Language-Hearing Caucus of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) will be holding an anti-racism learning community meeting on March 4th 2021.

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