APAHE Statement 2/22/2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation has seen an increase in hate crimes against our Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. In 2020, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center documented 2,808 hate incidents in the United States, and now Asian American elderly are the most recent victims. The Palomar Community College District with the Palomar College Asian Pacific Alliance in Higher Education (APAHE) vehemently rejects these ignorant and hateful acts of violence against the API community. We want to acknowledge that many within the API community come from diverse backgrounds of different cultures and languages, making them invaluable as frontline essential workers helping to protect all members of the community at large during these challenging times.
The APAHE of Palomar College extends its support to Asian Pacific Islander students, staff, faculty, and administrators. As part of our mission, we are committed to collaborating with Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities for a shared vision, and solutions to stop the violence in all our communities. Please feel free to connect with APAHE Co-chairs, Monica Diego-Schmidt at email@example.com or Angela Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Palomar College Behavioral Health Services https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/bhcs/hours-of-operation/
- Palomar College Counseling Services https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/counseling/appointments/
- API Mental Health Resource Page https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hvQQjxUgWjf2LF2rCQNgm1NQfxysIRM7aJOeUdH81RY/edit
- API Educational Resources https://palomar.libguides.com/APIForum
- Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/
- You can also document incidents to Stop AAPI Hate at https://stopaapihate.org/about/.