Standing in Solidarity with our Community
Dear members of our TGS community,
March 20, 2021
We join the chorus of voices condemning attacks against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, and we stand in solidarity and grief with these communities.
Hate or violence against the Asian community, or any members of our community, is simply unacceptable. We hope it goes without saying that here at Northwestern and at TGS, we value all human life equally and passionately. We acknowledge that six of the victims this past week in Atlanta were women of Asian descent, and that this has happened in a year of heightened anti-Asian crimes.
The racism, misogyny, and violence of these events is horrifying. If you would like more information on the resources that are available to you via Northwestern, please refer to the recent “Solidarity with Asian and Asian American Communities” statement from Robin Means Coleman and Julie Payne-Kirchmeier or the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) resource guide on “Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism.”
As a school and as a program, we pledge to continue working toward a more just and equitable society. Please reach out to us at any time; our “virtual” doors are always open.
Kelly E. Mayo
Walter and Jennie Bayne Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Interim Dean of The Graduate School and
Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Damon L. Williams, Jr.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Graduate School
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