As members of Families Organizing for Racial Justice (“FORJ”) at Peirce, we are saddened by the recent shooting in Atlanta where several Asian Americans were killed. Although there isn’t clarity about the motive yet, we know that there has been a rise in attacks against people of Asian descent and are concerned that this is the latest in such attacks. Nearly 3,800 hate incidents targeting Asian-Americans have been reported in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., since last March. We wanted to reach out to our families and offer support in whatever way we can to come together and acknowledge that targeting any group is wrong and reprehensible and a hate crime against all.
Below are resources to support families and provide information about anti-Asian racism.
For those who want to process in community, we are also offering a listening circle. A listening circle is a means of creating and maintaining authentic connection through a safe space to share our truths, and to deeply listen to others.
Click here to RSVP if you would like to be part of a listening circle on Sunday, March 21, at 8pm.
Resources for Families (click on the blue text to navigate to each website):
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Peirce FORJ coordinator Lauren Dale at LLipcon@gmail.com.
Peirce FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice)
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