MER Responds: Anti-Asian Violence
March 19, 2021
The Museum Education Roundtable mourns Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Fen, who were murdered in Atlanta this week – six of whom were Asian women.
We stand in solidarity with those who have experienced and resisted anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and violence. We grieve alongside our friends, board members and colleagues who have been affected by these recent acts of hate and the increase of anti-Asian violence since the start of the pandemic.
Tonight, we join you in sitting with this sadness. Tomorrow, we have the opportunity to channel that pain into power.
Encourage those who witness or experience a hate crime to report these incidents at (form is available in 11 languages): https://stopaapihate.org/
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center “Learning Together”
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center “We Are Not a Stereotype ”
Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s Atlanta Chapter
Activating Diversity and Inclusion: A Blueprint for Museum Educators as Allies and Changemakers, Journal of Museum Education