UC Davis Native American Studies Department
April 6, 2021–"[We] offer our heartfelt support and sympathy to the victims, families, and communities in Atlanta, to our colleagues in Asian American Studies, and to all members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities at UC Davis and beyond who have been severely affected by the recent mass shooting of eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, in Atlanta on March 16. We are especially appreciative of the powerful statement already issued by the African American and African Studies Department offering important historical context and outlining the extent of racially-motivated violence targeting AAPI individuals and communities around the country." Please read the full statement here.
UC Davis African American & African Studies Department
March 23, 2021–"We stand with our brothers and sisters in condemning any and all acts of bias from any and all sources against the AAPI community (whether they are designated as hate “incidents” or hate “crimes”). We call on public officials in the state of Georgia as well as in communities across the United States to demonstrate that they take these occurrences seriously by providing increased protection to members of the AAPI community, providing whatever they may request to help ensure their safety and sense of security." Please read the full statement here.
UC Davis Asian Paciﬁc American Systemwide Alliance
March 19, 2021–"This is probably one of the most diﬃcult emails our board members have had to write. We carry sadness, frustration, anger, and heaviness in our hearts as we think about the 8 people killed, especially the 6 women of Asian descent, in the Atlanta-area spa shootings on Tuesday, March 16, 2021." Please read the full statement here.
Valencia G. Scott is part of the 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Board, and a 2019-2020 Student Advisor to the Chancellor in the Office of Chancellor Gary S. May, Davis. Valencia authored this document and offered it as “Administrative Suggestions for Black Community Support.” (Posted with permission, 7/1/20)