ABRCMS Steering Committee statement condemning anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander violence

The recent reports of killings of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, in Atlanta, Georgia are despicable and utterly condemned. We are saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the families who have suffered such terrible losses. The anti-Asian and Pacific Islander bias, racism, and violence being perpetrated nationally are intended to instill fear, and the ABRCMS Steering Committee fully rejects these acts and the hatred that fuels them. We stand in firm support and solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters.

The ABRCMS Steering Committee

Avery August, Cornell University, Chair
Lisa Barnes, Rush University
Squire Booker, Penn State University
Cherrie Boyer, UCSF
Arturo Casadevall, Johns Hopkins University
Lydia Contreras, University of Texas at Austin
Tracy Johnson, UCLA
Mary Sanchez Lanier, Washington State University
Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University
Juan Ramirez Lugo, University of Puerto Rico
Crystal Watkins, Johns Hopkins University

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