Originally posted on March 29, 2021
“Georgia reminds us — I hope — that anti-Asian violence is also anti-women violence, anti-poor violence, and anti-sex-work violence, that our fates are entwined, that fighting oppression means fighting oppression not just in one’s own narrowly defined community, but also everywhere.”
— Author Amy Jeong, “The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings,” New York Times
The Executive Board of the Part-Time Lecturer Chapter of Rutgers AAUP-AFT (Local 6324) condemns the recent racist attacks on members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including the March 16th murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of them Asian women, five of whom were massage workers.
We join with all unions, social justice organizations, and people of conscience committed to ending white supremacist and misogynist violence once and for all.
For those interested in getting more involved, please consider signing on to this statement by Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
The PTLFC-AAUP-AFT Executive Board