The Junior League of Washington has released the following statement on this week’s vicious attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We join the Association of Junior Leagues International in condemning these actions.
The Junior League of Washington condemns the violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members. ⠀
We stand for an inclusive and safe community that fosters diverse thoughts, respect, and inclusivity. ⠀
We support our members who are grappling with anger, fear, and uncertainty as a result of these realities. ⠀
JLW stands with each of you, today and every day, and we remain committed to pursuing a more inclusive society through our thoughts, words, and actions.⠀
A Statement from the Association of Junior Leagues International:
In the face of the continuous rise in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community in the United States, The Association of Junior Leagues International reaffirms our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which condemns discrimination, racism and racial injustice.
As a leading women’s civic leadership organization, we will continue to accelerate our efforts to eliminate racism and partner with organizations working to ensure that women not only gain equity and inclusion, but feel a sense of belonging in communities far and wide. #StopAAPIHate
Read the full commitment here.