The Youth Alliance would like to issue the following statement affirming its support for the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the wake of the recent incidents.
Youth Alliance advocates for racial and social justice and has dedicated its efforts to combatting racism and xenophobia. The recent attacks on the Asian community have been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in violent hate crimes against members of the Asian community is abhorrent and must come to an end.
Together with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, the Youth Alliance family sends out this message of support and solidarity for everyone in the Asian community.
Diane Ortiz, MSW