We want to acknowledge that we are nearing the end of an extremely difficult week, in what has been an especially hard year. The shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people on Tuesday, including six women of Asian descent have left us all feeling shocked and deeply saddened.
We are reaching out to ensure you're aware of the many resources available to you, which we have consolidated below. We hope you find these helpful and encourage you to use them.
It was only weeks ago that we last addressed our community -- on the eve of Lunar New Year -- about the concerning rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in our country and in our own Bay Area. Now, we are reminded, yet again, of a hurtful truth: that anti-Asian racism and xenophobia remain pervasive and deeply entrenched in our culture. Moreover, it is often women who are the victims of anti-Asian violence
As the leaders of Stanford Medicine, we grieve with you. And we want our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander colleagues and friends to know that you are valued members of this community. We stand with you in solidarity, and have no doubt: we are joined with you in confronting intolerance, racism, and discrimination. They have no place here at Stanford Medicine nor in our society.