As members of the Emily Carr community, we are saddened and outraged by the killing of eight people in Atlanta on March 16:
Yong Ae Yue
Soon Chung Park
Hyun Jung Grant
Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels
We are horrified by this act and condemn the rise in anti-Asian violence happening across the world, including here in BC.
We wish to honour the memory of those who have died, and stand in solidarity with all those who are grieving and in pain.
I stand in solidarity and share the pain with all those impacted.
Hope there's no hate in heaven.
Counselling and Wellness team
Counselling, Wellness and Accessibility Services stands in solidarity with other Asians, BIPOC, and our white allies against the hatred and violence towards Asian women. We recognize the increase in anti-Asian violence and hatred across North America, and see this as part of the historical systemic pattern of white supremacy + violence against women + racialized misogyny + the exoticization and fetishization of Asian women. We grieve and mourn with those impacted by this horrific act.
These violent, cowardly acts of racially-motivated and gender-based violence remind us of how far we have to go to reach any sort of equality in our society. We must all remain vigilant and speak/act out whenever we encounter racism or hate in our lives. Sending wishes comfort and peace to the families and friends of those whose lives have been stolen through this senseless, violent act, and all of the others we've witnessed the past few years.
Sandeep Sidhu (she/her)
My heart and thoughts go out to all the families and friends who lost people that made their lives beautiful. There is no acceptable reason for this event and I am sad this happened. I am praying for everyone who lost a loved one.
My heart and prayers are with my fellow Asian community and AAPI community through it all. Your pain, sadness, anger, frustration and exhaustion from these horrific attacks, hate crimes, racism are felt, deeply - you are not alone in this fight, I stand in solidarity with you and send all my love and support your way. You are loved, you are heard, you are seen. #StopAsianHate
I stand in humble solidarity.
to my korean sisters: make sure to take care of yourselves during this time. we are not just holding our own grief and pain, but everyone else's around us. reach out to each other, check in on our mothers and grandmothers and aunties. we know we're not immune in vancouver; we've been feeling the increase in aggression and racism for a year now. just know that you are loved, valued, and worth protecting. 삼가 고인의 명복을 빕니다.
I stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islanders community.