Asian Heritage Month: celebrating diversity, standing against hate
As Asian Heritage Month comes to a close, the UVSS recognizes the rich diversity of Asian students on our campus. May is dedicated to East and Southeast Asians, South and Southwest Asians, as well as Pacific Islanders—groups which make up a significant and integral part of our membership.
Asian, Chinese, East Asian, and those coded as East Asian have experienced violence and racial transgressions during the COVID-19 pandemic—exacerbating the anti-Asian discrimination experienced long before COVID, and which some members face disproportionately. As we prepare to return to campus, we stand in solidarity with all those affected regarding issues of mental, physical, financial, and social well-being, as well as safety and accessibility.