English Department AAPI Solidarity Statement
The SCU English Department joins many others by extending solidarity and support for our Asian and Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, colleagues, and their families following the shootings and murders in Atlanta of Xiaojie Tan, Hyun Jung Kim 김현정, Suncha Kim 김순자, Yong Ae Yue 유영애, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Daoyou Feng, and Soon Chung Park 박순정 . This news adds to our ongoing grief as we read about attacks on AAPI people in the Bay Area and beyond related, in large part, to false blaming of China for the Covid 19 outbreak. However, we also know that prejudice and violence against Asians and Asian Americans have a very long and tragic history in California and throughout the United States. We want to let you know that the Department is committed to educating ourselves and others, with the goals of uprooting the systemic violence of racism and misogyny. We are here to support our students and colleagues in any way we can. Requests can be directed to Phyllis Brown, English Department Chair.
The SCU English Department
Epidemic of Hate: Stories of Racism, Resiliency, and Resistance in Asian American Communities. A Webinar on Anti-Asian Racism held on May 28, 2020