NAREA Condemns Violence and Discrimination Against Members of the AAPI Community and Reaffirms its Commitment to Inclusion
NAREA leadership speaks out in the strongest possible terms against the rise in violence and discrimination against people who identify, or are identified, as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, or related groups (AAPI). We also express particular support for people from these identities who also identify as women, as the recent killings in the Atlanta area highlight the horrific interaction between misogyny and racism. AAPI individuals of all gender identifications are valued members of the NAREA community and we affirm that our association is a venue that is safe, welcoming, and respectful for AAPI scholars as it is for all scholars.
NAREA reaffirms its commitment to inclusion by taking the following actions to ensure that all scholars feel welcome in the NAREA community.
- Going forward, NAREA leadership (the President and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee) will hold periodic listening sessions at least twice each year to learn how NAREA can be a better professional home for all members, particularly for members from underrepresented and historically underserved groups including the AAPI community. We are planning the next listening session for May 2021, with a specific date and time to be announced soon.
- NAREA will review and expand its existing anti-racism and inclusion efforts to act on feedback provided during the May 2021 listening session.
NAREA members are encouraged to reach out to the NAREA President and/or the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee with concerns or requests for other actions.
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