February 15, 2021
Alpha Phi Gamma National Sorority, Inc. would like to express our anger and concern of the rise in anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes that have transpired over the past few weeks. According to NYPD data, “hate crimes motivated by anti-Asian sentiment jumped by 1,900% in the last year. Because these numbers are self-reported and some victims may not speak English, community advocates say there are likely far more cases that haven’t been recorded.” The list below is not comprehensive.
We stand by the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and condemn any and all violence and racist and xenophobic rhetoric. There is no place in our society for violence and we call upon the media, elected officials and the government to do more to ensure justice is served and that our community will be protected.
As individuals, what can we do to help? Activists and advocates encouraged eight things we can do to help the community as an ally. Click here to view a more detailed outline.
Any individuals who may have experienced xenophobia, discrimination, or harassment, please visit https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources for more information.
Alpha Phi Gamma National Board 2020-2021