FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
While details are still forthcoming on last night’s shootings in Atlanta, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) unequivocally condemns the ongoing and intensifying violence directed at Asian Americans. As a network and a community, we grieve for the murder of at least 8 individuals in Atlanta last night, including 6 Asian women. Whatever the specific motivations for this episode, the attacks in Atlanta appear to be the latest escalation of anti-Asian sentiment in this country, which have resulted in more than 3,800 reported incidents of violence directed against Asian Americans, a majority of which has been directed at Asian American women. We stand firm against racism and racialized misogyny in all forms, because solidarity matters. The palpable fear and pain felt in Asian American communities is unacceptable. To that end, we are committed to working with our members toward a robust philanthropic response.