The School of Theatre and Dance Condemns Violence, Hatred and Discrimination Against Asian Community

Hate Has No Home at Kent State University

The School of Theatre and Dance condemns incidents of violence, hatred, and discrimination against the Asian and Pacific Islander community, many of which are targeted towards female-identifying and nonbinary persons.

Crimes targeting Asian Americans have surged over 150% in major cities in the last year, with more than 3,800 hate incidents occurring in 2020 alone. On Tuesday, a 21-year-old white man opened fire across the Atlanta metro area, murdering eight people, including six Asian women. This intolerance and violence must stop.

Today, the School of Theatre and Dance stands with the entire Asian and Pacific Islander community as the process of mourning the losses begins. We grieve the tragedies of Tuesday’s horrific killings and of every incident of hate, and we are here to support our students, faculty and loved ones affected by it.

Resources

Many resources are available to help support the Asian and Pacific Islander communities and to take action against hate. To support, donate, and learn more, consider visiting the Resource Guides currently available through Playbill.com at https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-supp... or BroadwayWorld.com at https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Stop-AAPI-Hate-Resources-for-Donat....

Kent State University's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resource guide can be accessed at: https://www.kent.edu/diversity/resources

POSTED: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 1:24pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 2:37pm