We, the faculty and staff of the Berkeley Economics Department, are profoundly disturbed by the terrible incident that took place near Atlanta Georgia on March 17 2021, and by the rising trend in harassment and violence against Asian Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders in California and the United States. Much of this violence has been against women and the elderly.
We condemn any and all forms of violence or discrimination against Asians, Asian Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and all other groups. We ask everyone to reach out and show solidarity and support for our Asian and Pacific Islander students, colleagues and family members.
For those who may be in need, here are a few resources:
- For students, find where to get support and make a report
- Employee Assistance is available to any faculty or staff who would like to talk to a counselor.
- Self care Tips for Asian Americans Dealing with Racism Amid Coronavirus (HuffPost)
- Asian American Federation FREE Stay Safe from Hate booklet
- Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) offers advising and programming for Asian American, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southwest Asian and North African (AA/PI/SSWANA) communities.
- Counseling and Psychological Services for Asian Pacific Islander Students (CAPS) is a resource listing counselors who specialize in working with AAPI students. CAPS also hosts a weekly discussion and support space for AAPI students. Students are welcome to drop-in.
- Stop AAPI Hate tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide.
- Learn how you can help when you see incidents of hate, violence and harassment through Bears that CARE - our active bystander training.
- Asian Mental Health Collective offers resource libraries including crisis hotlines and an Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory.
- API Legal Outreach provides community-based services to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants.
- Notice (and point out to your friends) the Emergency “Blue Light” Telephone stations located around campus. These can be used to notify UCPD that assistance is needed. If you need help, dial 911 or use a blue light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).