Due to the continuing COVID crisis, the Old Union Clubhouse building and the Asian American Activities Center spaces are closed and all programs and events have been cancelled. This closure is part of the extraordinary measures being taken to protect our community, especially the vulnerable, and to try to control and slow the spread of the virus.
If you need to reach the A3C staff you can email us (click our individual names below) or reach us during our Zoom Office Hours:
Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.
Content Warning: racial violence
The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) and Asian American Studies (AAS) staff and faculty are outraged by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. We recognize his death is not an isolated event but one in a long history of racial violence that has claimed countless Black lives. A3C and AAS stand in solidarity with the Black community on campus and nationally and raise our voices to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others.
The foundations of economic and political power in this country were built and rest on systemic, institutionalized anti-Black racism and white supremacy. As Asian Americans, we recognize that, as people of color, our struggle for equality is tied to the struggle to dismantle anti-Black racism. Gains made by our communities have been the direct result of Black liberation and civil rights movements. Now more than ever we need to stand for Black lives. We cannot remain silent, especially when one of the officers responsible for George Floyd’s death is Asian American. We must act against anti-Black racism.
We acknowledge the impact of recent events on students and colleagues in the Stanford Black community and at the Black Community Services Center in particular. We are here for you and will work within our communities to build solidarity and end anti-Blackness, whether in our families, communities or larger society.
Asian American Activities Center & Asian American Studies
Minnesota Freedom Fund (bail out for protesters). Click to donate.
Black Visions Collective (QT & Black led organizing committee). Click to donate.
Reclaim The Block (Police divestment org in minneapolis). Click to donate.
North Star Health Collective (on the ground medical supplies and personnel) Click to donate.