Writing Center Message Regarding Attacks on Asian & AAPI Communities

We in the Emory Writing Center are all deeply saddened and angered by the horrific murders in Atlanta this week. Most of the victims of Tuesday’s hate crimes were of Asian descent, and they are among a large number of Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders who have experienced racial hatred and violence in recent months. Many of the tutors and fellows in our Writing Center belong to Asian and AAPI communities, as do a majority of the students we see each day. We understand if any students need to cancel or reschedule appointments as you process the events of this week. We also encourage students to take advantage of support resources, such as those listed below.

As a Writing Center, we continue to be committed to our mission of fostering an atmosphere that promotes anti-racism, inclusion, social justice, and equality. We want to continue to combat hatred and prejudice in all its forms, including misogyny, which was very clearly a factor in Tuesday’s murders. And we always welcome input and suggestions from the broader community as we continue this important work.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mandy Suhr-Sytsma
Director of the Emory Writing Center

Dr. Levin Arnsperger
Associate Director for English Language Learning in the Writing Center

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