Dear CUCSA Friends and Affiliates,
A series of violent, hateful and utterly unprovoked attacks against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders has occurred throughout the state and the nation. Black, Native, Latinx, and other People of Color have been victimized and traumatized as well. This violence is not random or isolated. Bias and prejudice have a long and troubled history, and the pandemic has fueled xenophobia and hatred. CUCSA expresses solidarity with and sympathy for all in our community and beyond who have been hurt, frightened and traumatized by these vile, racist incidents.
The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) Leadership and Delegation denounce racism and xenophobia in all its forms!
We will stand together in support of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. In doing so, we contribute to a long history of solidarity work across racial and ethnic lines to fight systemic racism, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and colonialism. We want to promote making an effort to understand and support anti-racism practices on and off campus. You can be an agent of social change!
For those who may be in need, here are a couple of resources:
- If you’d like to talk to a counselor, please contact your local Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.
- Stop AAPI Hate tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.