3/29/2021 Tricia Ryan, Chair of the AAPI Caucus, and Mike Reilly, Executive Director, AACRAO, address #AACRAO2021 attendees.
3/18/2021: Statement from Tricia Ryan, Chair of the AAPI Caucus, on the rise of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes
"There’s been an escalation of violence against API communities in the past year. In 2020, 2,808 hate incidents were
reported, with over 700 occurring in the Bay Area, CA. The API Caucus recognizes that violence affects all communities and commits to fostering spaces for cross-racial healing that address systemic barriers to a life of thriving. These traumatic experiences
and incidences are not new, but are historically woven into our present-day lives and culminating into increasingly higher rates of hate crimes against our communities.
The API Caucus commits to building support around how our students, staff,
faculty, and administrators are affected by such oppressive acts, including ways we can provide empowering and healing spaces within our higher education institutions and neighboring communities."