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United Way Statement Condemning Violence Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

United Way mourns with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community—including those in our United Way family—after the murder of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in Georgia. It’s important that we say their names: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng, Xiaojie Tan, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, and Hyun Jung Grant.

Less than a year ago we denounced the racially motivated killings of Black Americans. Today, we must again condemn acts of racism and ethnic violence. We must again confront the anxiety and grief resulting from hate-fueled violence. And we must again call on every person in every community to join us to ensure unobstructed access to the benefits, opportunities, rights, privileges, and protections society has to offer—social equity—is enjoyed by all.

We at United Way have committed to building better, stronger, and more equitable communities. To deliver on this promise we must speak out against racism towards Asian American and Pacific Islanders; and protect the basic human rights and freedoms to which they are entitled.

To learn how you can help stop acts of hate towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, visit: https://stopaapihate.org/actnow/.

For Anti-Asian violence resources, visit: https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/