CRPF Anti-Racism Statement

From our friends at the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation.
Find the statement online here: CRPF Anti-Racism Statement

March 19, 2021

The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation (CRPF) stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community as it faces an upsurge of hate crimes and racism.

Eight people were recently killed in Atlanta including six Asian women. We cannot allow racial hate crimes to be rebranded as economic anxiety or a sexual addiction. We condemn without equivocation the hate crimes taking place across our country against our AAPI community and family.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are today and have been in the past an integral part of our nation. They are an essential part of the diversity of experience and vision that are the key to our future.

CRPF was founded to address the legacy of anti-Asian violence of the late 19th century. That mission is still, sadly, a necessary part of our mission today.

The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation is committed to fighting this and all forms of racism as part of its long-term commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Tacoma-Pierce County Region.

Our hearts are with all of those who lost loved ones this month in the Atlanta area as well as all of those around the country who have suffered racist attacks during this past pandemic year.

The ignorant but intentional, violent and racist attacks against our AAPI friends and neighbors must stop.

Signed,

Theresa Pan Hosley, President
Anne Tsuneishi
Bill Evans
Calvin Pearson
Clarita Grant
Erling Kuester
Greg Youtz
Jill Magnuson
Larry Hosley
Lotus Perry
Lucy Zhou
Minh-Anh Hodge
Myrna Loy-Zolyomi
Patrick Pow
Yanjie Lu
Suzanne Barnett, Board Member Emerita