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Riverkeeper Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

Riverkeeper Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

Photo: Andrew Ratto, CC
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StopAsianHate rally, Photo: Andrew Ratto CC

Photo: Andrew Ratto, CC

Over the past year, the wave of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders following the COVID-19 pandemic has become increasingly vicious and harmful, manifesting in incidents such as the shootings in Atlanta on March 16. Riverkeeper strongly condemns this appalling and shameful act of terror, and all anti-Asian violence. Riverkeeper also recognizes that, sadly, this violence is not new. Such events are the culmination of our country’s long history of systematic racism, sexism, classism, and xenophobia against AAPI and BIPOC communities.

The climate of fear and uncertainty facing the AAPI community is unacceptable. Riverkeeper will examine how our work may perpetuate systems of oppression and strive to advance safety, justice and respect for those who are unsafe, face injustice or are not respected. We continue to believe that a world in which people and nature thrive alongside one another is impossible unless we are all free from such violence and oppression stemming from white supremacy and misogyny.

We ask that you consider joining Riverkeeper in supporting the work of local and national AAPI organizations, such as:

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Riverkeeper is working to base its relationships, both within and beyond our organization, on trust, respect, integrity and justice. We also acknowledge that Riverkeeper is still beginning its own work on racial justice, equity, and inclusion, and that we, as an organization, still have much to do to create real change. We are committed to working with all of those who share these values and will do what we can to help end the scourge of racism that continues to plague our communities.

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