Message on Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate Crimes

March 19, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have seen a dramatic increase in incidents of xenophobia and bigotry. Indeed, The Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON) received reports of more than 3,795 incidents of hate crimes against AAPI community members from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. 

SASN stands in solidarity with faculty, students, staff and community members who are members of AAPI communities. We are one family, and we reject any and all actions that undermine your safety or well-being. Please know that we are here with you and here for you! 

In times like these we often wonder what we can do to be of support.  Here are two ideas: 


We are always stronger together.  



Jacqueline Mattis, Dean on behalf of SASN