Summit Stands Against Anti-Asian Violence and Hate
To Our Staff, Attorneys, Clients, and Friends,
We are horrified and saddened by the murders of eight people last week in Atlanta, six of them Asian American women. These attacks occur amid an alarming rise in xenophobia and violence directed at the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community. We condemn this hatred and violence, and denounce the racism and bigotry that underlies it.
The Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington shared a powerful statement, VABAW Condemns Race Driven Attacks on AAPI Community, along with a list of resources, both of which we hope you will find helpful – whether you would like to attend a bystander intervention training, or you or your loved ones would benefit from additional community support.
Summit Law Group stands against racism in all of its forms, and is committed to promoting racial justice and equity in our community.
- The Stop AAPI Hate reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Make a report here: https://stopaapihate.org/
- Hollaback! hosts free online trainings related to bystander intervention and how to respond to Anti-Asian harassment when it happens to you. Sign up at: https://www.ihollaback.org/harassmenttraining/
- The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has developed a hate crimes task force and offers pro bono legal resources to ensure that local communities have legal resources to address the most egregious hate-fueled attacks against our community. More information can be found here: https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources
- The Asian Mental Health Collective is dedicated to making mental health services more accessible for the community, and has created the Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory: https://www.asianmhc.org/apisaa