In light of the spa shootings in Atlanta, GA, where eight individuals were killed, including six Asian women, RSCCD reiterates its support of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and condemns any and all hate crimes. While the suspect has stated that the shootings were not racially motivated, his heinous actions converge at the intersection of gender-based violence, misogyny and xenophobia.
Our organization does not tolerate any hate or violence, discrimination or harassment. We strongly advocate for women’s rights and are deeply saddened for the victims’ families and all involved. We extend our thoughts and condolences and will continue to do our part to protect our students and employees from being victims of any horrific and senseless crimes.
We encourage everyone to stand in solidarity as one community, one human race.