We condemn the rise in brutal and senseless attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across the United States. They are a painful reminder that seeing communities and loved ones destroyed by hate, systemic racism, xenophobia, and white supremacy are a reality for AAPI and BIPOC bodies.
We must continue to fight vehemently against racism and violence in all forms. There have been over 3,800 anti-Asian attacks in our country over the past year, and the majority of them have also been attacks against women. All of this is unacceptable.
To the AAPI members of our community-- our friends, colleagues, and fellow artists, know we stand with you as allies. We continue in our pursuit of antiracism to make our community a place where you feel welcomed, because you are. We hear you and we stand with you.