NEW YORK, (March 23, 2021) – Caroline Barrett, SanovaWorks Vice President of Operations
The increase in anti-Asian rhetoric and attacks in our country is shameful. What we’re seeing take place is a consequence of racism and xenophobia.
The murders in Atlanta this past week were an act of hate and bias, and nothing short of horrifying.
Here are the victims’ names – let them not be forgotten.
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33
Paul Andre Michels, 54
Xiaojie Tan, 49
Daoyou Feng, 44
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30 (wounded)
Soon C. Park, 74
Hyun J. Grant, 51
Suncha Kim, 69
Yong A. Yue, 63
I am reaching out to you all to offer my support, and to reaffirm both my and SanovaWorks’ commitment to diversity, inclusion, and creating an equitable and safe environment for all.
Next month we will continue the conversation in our Racial Equity Training Sessions with Equity Allies. In the meantime, I encourage you all to take action personally:
1. Acknowledge, amplify, and denounce the ongoing anti-Asian hate crimes in America. Don’t let these heinous acts go unseen and justice unserved.
2. Interrupt anti-Asian racism when you hear and see it. Speak up to stop it in its tracks.
In solidarity, SanovaWorks will be making a donation to Womankind: https://www.iamwomankind.org/
I’ve said it many times over: we have lots of work to do. But I know we can rise up to challenge discrimination, hatred, and violence – and we can make our world a better place.
Caroline Sophia Barrett
Vice President of Operations