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Statement on Hate-Motivated Attacks in New York and California

General By Emily Carr University

Posted on May 17, 2022 | Updated May 17, 2022, 1:15pm

We are outraged at the hate-motivated shootings that took place in Buffalo, New York and Laguna Woods, California. We grieve for the victims of these deadly attacks targeting the Black and Taiwanese communities, and our hearts go out to their families.

With the rise in extremist and racist incidents here in Canada and across the globe, we stand resolute against violent acts of racism and intolerance. We also remain committed to fighting all forms of racism and discrimination on our campus.

For those who may be affected by these events, please know that resources are available to support you. For students, trauma-informed counselling services are available to you. For staff and faculty, employee and family assistance services are available online at workhealthlife.com or by phone at 1.844.880.9142 (TTY 1.877.338.0275). These services are free and confidential.