Uniting Against Anti-Asian Violence
The following message was sent to the Sidwell Friends community on March 17, 2021.
Together let us hold in the Light the victims of last night’s Atlanta area murders. Their families and communities have our deepest sympathies.
Sidwell Friends School wholly condemns this violence and deplores the ongoing racism committed against Asian Americans. Such heinous crimes call us to stand in solidarity against injustice and compel us to work actively and purposefully toward its eradication. The EJC strategic action plan has strengthened this commitment and will bring more specific awareness to anti-Asian racism and the Asian American experience.
We continue to work with our Parents of Asian Students to support our families during this difficult time. In addition, Natalie Randolph ’98 and other members of the Administrative Team are working to provide continuing professional development and support for faculty and staff with regard to matters of equity and justice.
After the manner of Friends, let us join together to imagine and create a peaceful society in which love prevails, justice reigns, and the inherent worth and dignity of each individual is honored.
In peace and unity,
Bryan K. Garman
Head of School
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Together let us hold in the Light the victims of last night’s Atlanta area murders. Their families and communities have our deepest sympathies. Sidwell Friends School wholly condemns this violence and deplores the ongoing racism committed against Asian Americans.
Sidwell Friends has an obligation to confront and teach this history and unequivocally condemns the ongoing presence of anti-Asian racism. As a Quaker school, we must eliminate hate, deepen understanding, and promote unity in diversity.