Over the past year, we have witnessed increasing violence against our Asian and Asian American friends, neighbors, and loved ones. We recognize these acts of racial violence as part of a long history of harms inflicted upon Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people.
We unequivocally condemn hate crimes committed against AAPI communities, and we are in solidarity with those affected.
To read more about the extent of discrimination and harm that the AAPI communities have been experiencing, we invite you to read this recent report from the Asian American Pacific Islander Council.
We are determined that our AAPI friends and neighbors feel safe in our community and supported by their library.
As a public service organization, we offer support, resources, and encouragement for those who are affected, those who want to actively participate as allies, and those who wish to engage more deeply on issues of race and equity.
For our AAPI friends and neighbors who are affected
Learn more about the Asian American experience
Dig deeper into the topics of equity, diversity, inclusion, antiracism and allyship
— Vernon Area Public Library