As a school committed to a culture of respect, awareness, and responsibility, it is important that we take a stance against events that go against our values. We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent anti-Asian hate crime in the Atlanta area and the increase in violent acts and hateful rhetoric towards members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the loved ones of those whose lives were taken in these hateful acts. To members of our Hawken AAPI community and those most closely impacted by these events, please know that we are here to support you and stand with you.
We know that talking about such troubling events can be challenging. Below you will find some resources to help engage in dialogue about anti-racism and standing in solidarity with members of the AAPI community.
Center Racial Justice – Resources for Talking about Race, Racism, and Racialized Violence with Kids
We wanted to pause and take a moment to acknowledge Black History Month, founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a historian, professor, and Dean at Howard University and the second African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.