Dear Friends and Colleagues in the SP Community,
We at SPI are devastated and heartbroken at the alarming and continuing escalation of violence against the Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The recent, horrific murders of eight individuals in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were women of Asian descent, highlight the painful reality of the racialized gender violence that so many in the AAPI community experience and have experienced for so long.
We acknowledge the history of violence, bigotry, and xenophobia toward the AAPI community that has been so long denied, hidden, and invisibilized. We condemn all acts of violence, hatred, misogyny, and discrimination, overt and covert, toward the AAPI community and toward Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as a whole.
We stand together in grief and loss with our colleagues, students, friends, and relatives over the recent events in Atlanta. Our hearts go out to the members of our AAPI SP community. We stand in solidarity with you.
In support of the mission of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: ...to build collective power within AAPI women and girls to gain full agencies over our lives, our families, and our communities, SPI is making a donation to napawf.org.
We have compiled some resources we would like to share to help support our SP AAPI Community and help combat anti-Asian hate.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute