We are stunned by the news of the anti-Asian shooting violence in metropolitan Atlanta last night. The Asian House of Studies and the Asian Theology Group at Duke Divinity School is holding a vigil for the Duke AAPI community to come together in support, lament, and solidarity tonight. Let us continue to support one another and create forms of community across differences to stand together. We are grateful to all who continue to speak out against attacks on our communities in the midst of so many other struggles. This is not an isolated incident and AADS is continuing to update resources on local and national support on our website. Please reach out to us with additional suggestions or to share your thoughts and concerns with us.
There will be two vigils held this evening, at 7pm ET and 7:30pm ET. These vigils are safe spaces for members of the AAPI community to lament, process, and mourn what has taken place in Atlanta, and over the course of this pandemic. If you are not a member of the AAPI community, we kindly ask that you show your solidarity outside of these vigil spaces. We hope that AAPI members of the AADS community can continue to utilize the resources of our partners, including the hate incident reporting system by Stop AAPI Hate. Thank you.