Condemning Anti-Asian Racism in Atlanta Shooting

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Thu, 03/18/2021 - 15:00

Gender based violence and Anti-Asian racism have no place on the campus of the University of Waterloo or anywhere. Unfortunately, they still happen in our community and many communities beyond our campus and beyond our borders. 

We stand in support of those who are affected by the events of the Atlanta shootings. As a result of unjustified hate-based violence rooted in misogyny and racism, the Asian community was the victim of an unjustified hate inspired mass murder. 

Since the start of Covid, East Asian communities have been the target of an increased amount of harassment and violent attacks. We saw the latest result of that in what happened in Atlanta and condemn these xenophobic actions. 

We are here to support the undergraduate Asian community by advocating, educating and offering the supports that we can, whether it be through our recent work on OUSA’s new policy paper on Addressing Racism and Religious Discrimination, or further education through RAISE’s recent XChanges conference session- Borders of Solidarity: The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism. 

We stand in support of those who are affected by the events of the Atlanta shootings this week. As a result of the unjustified hateful acts that were committed, gender-based violence directed at the Asian community was committed.  

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