McDonnell Academy Community

The spike in incidents of violence toward Asians and Asian Americans has been of great concern for all of us. We are reaching out to let you all know that the McDonnell Academy team is always here for anyone who needs to talk or finds themselves in need of help following these occurrences.  Although various forms of […]

Statement on Violence and Racism against Asians

Dear Community, On behalf of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis, we condemn the murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian women. We are horrified by this senseless loss of life. We further denounce the continued gun violence and too frequent mass shootings that are […]

Department of Medicine Community

To all Medicine Faculty, Trainees and Staff, Over the past year we have all faced significant challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the terrible increase in violence, hate crimes and openly hostile attacks targeting people of color. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, many Asian/Asian American people have been increasingly targeted and suffered […]

Statement in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Words cannot describe the collective horror and disgust […]

University College Community

Dear University College students, faculty, and staff, Earlier this week, eight people were killed in three shootings in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. I want to express my own anger and sadness about this incident, particularly as it builds on a pattern of Anti-Asian rhetoric and […]

Center for Diversity & Inclusion APIDA Solidarity Statement

Dear WashU Community, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion stands in support and solidarity with our students, staff and faculty who have been devastated by the racial violence against our Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA), immigrant, and international student communities. The increased attention to the acts of hate and violence of the past […]

In Support of our Asian and Asian American Communities

Dear Sam Fox School Community, On behalf of the Sam Fox School, I am writing about the horrific shootings and murders of eight people—including six women of Asian descent—in the Atlanta area earlier this week. This marks the latest tragedy in a year that has seen a rise in anti-Asian intimidation, violence, and hate crimes […]

WashULaw Community

Dear WashULaw Community, In lieu of my bi-weekly update, I write now to embrace our Asian and Asian American communities. The fatal shooting of eight people—six of whom were Asian women—in Atlanta on Tuesday night underscores the disturbing increase in hate crimes and acts of violence against Asian and Asian Americans. Some of the rhetoric […]

Brown School Community

Today our hearts are heavy with sadness and grief for the 8 people who were brutally murdered in a horrendous hate crime at 3 Atlanta-area massage parlors, 6 of whom were Asian-American women. While this is a national tragedy that impacts us all, we know this is particularly painful for our Asian family, friends and […]

Condemning the anti-Asian violence in Atlanta

After a year of countless tragedies, our nation is now grappling with another horrific act of violence in the fatal shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, in Atlanta this week. Our hearts are with the families and friends of these victims, and with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities dealing with […]