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Park Foundation Decries Rise in Anti-Asian Violence, Joins Calls for Solidarity and Collective Action

With the recent horrific violence and mass shooting targeting women of Asian descent in Atlanta now imprinted in our collective hearts and memories, the Park Foundation stands in solidarity with Asian individuals and communities, and with calls for action to fight this violence and hatred across our nation and here in Tompkins County. We mourn those killed in Atlanta and stand in support with the Asian Americans/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 

We are committed to using our voice and continuing our own learning as well as unlearning of systemic racism that is so pervasive in our systems. While this act is one that also shows the need to confront the ongoing crisis of gun violence, the fact that it is one of thousands of hate crimes documented again Asian individuals and communities in the past year alone illustrates why we need to voice our support and continue to recognize #intersectionality as an effective tool to confront these connected crises. 

We join nearly 500 philanthropic peers in signing on to this letter:

By signing, Park Foundation commits itself to solidarity and collective action.