The MSK Black, Latino, Asian, and Multiracial (BLAM) Employee Resource Network stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and our colleagues to strongly denounce the recent rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City and across the country.
Over the course of the pandemic, violence against the AAPI community has risen 1900% in New York City. During President Joe Biden’s first prime time national address last week, he condemned the violence and scapegoating the AAPI communities have endured throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The recent Sinophobia and growing attacks on Asian elders we have witnessed are highly distressing.
The AAPI communities are integral parts of the MSK community. Together with allies, it is our collective responsibility to condemn hate and create lasting social change for all marginalized groups and identities.
As we create the way forward, we can commit to working together toward inclusion and belonging with curiosity, openness, and a willingness to listen and truly support one another.
- Use whatever platform you have to denounce attacks on Asian communities
- Stand in solidarity with Asian communities
- Make space for participating in anti-racism work within BIPOC communities
- Engage in mutual aid and form cross-community alliances
- Attend bystander intervention training or watch a previously recorded talk
- Explore Asian Health Collective as a resource