March 19, 2021 under Press Releases & Statements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2021
Rachel Noerdlinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amaris Cockfield, email@example.com
FPWA condemns the mass murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were Asian American women. We grieve for the families of all those who died and were injured. It is tragic that it has taken this violent crime for our country to turn its gaze toward the steady and significant increase in racist violence and discrimination toward AAPI communities, and especially Asian American women, since March 2020. At the same time, no one should believe that this crime is an isolated occurrence. It is the outgrowth of the systemic racism, xenophobia, and sexism the AAPI community experiences today, and has for hundreds of years in the United States and New York City.
FPWA joins arms with the Asian American community in their fight for equality, as we all commit ourselves to securing equality and justice for all people of color.
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