For Immediate Release
Our APABA-DC community deeply grieves alongside the Black community, which has long suffered the heartrending loss of Black lives. We stand in solidarity with the Black community in calling for justice for the senseless murders of George Floyd and countless other individuals of color, and demanding broader, systemic changes to address police brutality, hateful acts of violence at the hands of civilians, and the painful legacies of injustices wrought on Black lives throughout America's history. We also remain mindful that our communities have benefited greatly from Black freedom struggles that paved the way for our own fights for equality in this country. APABA-DC condemns all anti-Black racism, including within the Asian and APA community, and commits to aiding efforts to dismantle systems of racism, oppression, and injustice.