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In Solidarity with the Black Community

"Without the A3C, I would not be the person I am today. Without the guidance of the professional staff, my Stanford experience would have been entirely different."


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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.

In solidarity,

Asian American Activities Center & Asian American Studies

Ways to Support and Get Involved:

Demand the sentencing of the four police officers involved in George Floyd's murder. 

Donate to: 

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.

Support Local Demands: 

Sign Reclaim the Block’s petition urging MN city council to defund the police.
26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets.

Other Resources:

On-Campus Resources:

**Credit to list of resources by the staff and students of The Markaz: Resource CenterEl Centro Chicano y Latino, and Dr. Lupe Carillo.**