Standing with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Against Hate and Violence

March 19, 2021

The Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley joins the voices of people across the country to register sadness and outrage over the recent attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, including here in the Bay Area. These  attacks are embedded in a longstanding history of discrimination and racialized violence against communities of color. We also condemn the devastating intersection of gender-based violence and racist violence that combined in Atlanta this week. We stand with our UC Berkeley students, staff, faculty, and community in rejecting this hate, grappling with this trauma, and affirming the human rights of all people of Asian and Pacific Island descent. We share here statements and articles from others in our community to help us make sense of and respond to this violence: 


Asian Pacific American Student Development (APSA)

East Bay Community Law Clinic 

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ

Dean Geeta Anand, Berkeley Journalism

How UC Berkeley can show up for our Asian American students

Berkeley expert: In times of crisis, anti-Asian violence is an American tradition