English Department Statement on Anti-AAPI Violence
On behalf of the English Department at UConn
In the aftermath of the horrific Atlanta killings and the dramatic rise in the number of hate crimes against Asian and Asian Americans nationally, and especially against women of Asian descent, we call on all faculty and students in our department to fight against Anti-Asian racism, hatred, sexism, misogyny, and violence in all its forms, ones that have a long and terrifying history in the U.S and a long history at our own institution as well. This violence must stop. We stand with Asian and Asian American students and faculty at UConn and Asian and Asian Americans communities across the country and world to condemn this violence and dismantle the racism and sexism that produce it. In so doing, we will be guided by our colleagues and students who have dedicated their scholarly careers to studying and advocating for racial justice and gender equity.
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The University of Connecticut is actively planning to welcome our new and returning students, faculty, and staff back to our campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are dedicated to working together with public health experts and our state to maintain a quality UConn educational experience while keeping our community healthy.
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