Statement of Solidarity with AAPI Communities

Dear ST&D Members,

We wanted to reach out to express our deep sadness, disgust, and anger about the horrific shootings in Atlanta that took eight lives, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Since the start of the pandemic, the US has seen an alarming rise in xenophobic rhetoric, harassment, and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities (AAPI).

 As a Society, we reaffirm our commitment to stand in solidarity with members of AAPI communities facing discrimination, intimidation, and hate incidents. These are difficult times — we  sympathize with and work to empathize with the pain of the AAPI community and oppressed groups worldwide.

Please join us in committing to being part of the solution.  Please reach out if you have ideas or wish to be involved with efforts to increase awareness and support for AAPI communities.

It is our individual and collective responsibilities to do everything in our power to make safety a priority and to stand against all forms of injustice. 

In Solidarity The ST&D Leadership 

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