Our Beloved Community,
The tragic events impacting Asians across the country and most recently in Atlanta compels us to urge our community to act now to take a stand against these horrific hate crimes. We ask for collaboration and care in addressing racism, violent acts, and inequities our communities face which are persistent realities. The increase in these Asian hate crimes have been catastrophic. In solidarity, the violence, bullying, and all forms of hatred must cease.
Ensuring safety and security for all is consistent with our values. Ivy Child devotes all of its efforts to building equity for all and honoring the inherent dignity of all people. We must rise up and take a stand to hold systems that perpetuate racism and structural oppression accountable.
As an Asian woman leader, my commitment is personal. We stand in solidarity with our Asian Community and ask our community partners to do the same.
Rose Felix Cratsley, Founder & CEO, Ivy Child International
In our efforts towards building a voice and multi-racial solidarity, we share the following:
- What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America
- Addressing Anti-Asian Attacks With Transformative Justice “This article educated me more about history and how we can proactively foster inter-community solidarity.. I highly recommend it!”
- Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans
- There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year
- “Racism is manifested in different forms, including erasure of Asian American history. It’s been healing for me to learn more about our history and also solidarity across communities of color. This article by Michelle Kim is a great starting point: On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?”
- “Also, understanding the history and creation of the model minority myth and how it was intentionally designed to divide communities of color is really critical: ‘Model Minority’ Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks”
- Targeting Asians and Asian Americans will make it harder to stop covid-19
- After Atlanta slayings, this time needs to be different for Asian Americans