A message from President Tim Sands
To the Virginia Tech community...
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Sankofa Business Alumnus in Residence
Alumnus, award-winning filmmaker, & Author, BK Fulton, is founder of one of the largest independent film production companies on the East Coast.
Resisting Xenophobia and Showing Support for Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA)
Since the start of COVID-19, there have been over 3900 documented anti-Asian hate crimes—an increase of 1900%. As educators, it is our responsibility to resist false narratives that fuel xenophobic crimes and to decolonize thinking that props up model minority and orientalist stereotypes. As educators, it is our responsibility--collectively and individually--to reflect, read, learn, and act toward justice, and to understand the intersections of identities that shape our lived experiences.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://advancingjustice-aajc.org/
- Hate is a Virus: https://hateisavirus.org/
- Hollaback Bystander Training: https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention
- Intercollegiate APIDA Coalition: https://www.instagram.com/ic.apida.coalition
- Next Shark: https://nextshark.com/about/
- No Hate VA: https://www.oag.state.va.us/programs-initiatives/no-hate-va
- Red Canary Song: https://www.redcanarysong.net/
Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaahate.org
- Mental Health Support:
- Crisis Text Line: Text “STEVE” to 741741 for free 24/7 crisis counseling, specifically for POC.
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255