The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College condemns the increase in violence experienced by Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, culminating in the recent murder of eight people in Atlanta, including six women of Asian descent.
As an organization with many Asian-American and Pacific Islanders among our members, we are outraged that this kind of racism, directed at a segment of our population, is on the rise. The AADC is a community that values each of our members and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion within our ranks and within the U.S. We decry any form of hatred, discrimination, injustice, violence, harassment and racial inequity.
Our hearts break for the families who lost their loved ones to this senseless and horrific violence.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, it is particularly abhorrent to see women victimized by violence and have their human rights denied.
The AADC invites alumnae and friends to participate in our March 25 program
, "Breaking Barriers to Racial and Gender Equality in the Financial Industry," in our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series. Individually and together, we can and must work to eliminate any form of harassment and violence and promote understanding and acceptance. We hope alumnae will join us to express their feelings and to learn what we can all do to prevent situations where discrimination and violence occur.
Jeanne M. Fox '75, President
On behalf of the AADC Board of Directors
March 24, 2021