Dear students, faculty and staff,
As details of the senseless shootings in Atlanta unfold, our hearts are with the families and communities impacted by the violence perpetrated there. We know that eight people were murdered, and that six of those eight were women of Asian descent.
While much is still unknown, what is clear is that these acts of hatred and violence deeply impact many in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community - a community already shaken as racism and xenophobia have been on an alarming rise throughout the pandemic.
Amid such tragedy, let us strengthen our resolve to condemn discrimination in all its forms and reject the racism that drives some to commit horrendous acts. Let us stand with the AAPI community, and help put a stop to the increasing anti-Asian harassment, violence and hate we are seeing across the country and around the world. Indeed, let us all lead by example as individuals and as a campus community united in service to humanity.
Please know that at CU Anschutz, we are here for you, today and every day.
Chancellor, CU Anschutz Medical Campus