Supporting and Protecting Our Asian/Asian American Students and Colleagues

Student Life stands in solidarity with our Asian/Asian American students, colleagues, friends, and family today and every day. The horrific shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of eight people – six of whom were Asian/Asian-American women – is an alarming reminder that with over 3,800 reports, anti-Asian hate incidents have risen 1,900% in the last year. We condemn every act of racism, brutality, and oppression, and everyone must do their part to stand up to hate.

For Asian/Asian American Students and Colleagues

For Allies

Hollaback! provides bystander intervention trainings to empower you to do your part to protect your neighbors and co-workers when bias and harassment collide in front of you. As bystanders, we need to be especially vigilant and aware of what disrespect, harassment, and hate violence look like in order to be able to stand up and intervene at a time when people need it most.

You can make a choice to actively and visibly take a stand against harassment. The Five D’s of Bystander Intervention are different methods you can use to support someone who’s being harassed, emphasize that harassment is not okay, and show people in your life that they have the power to make our communities and workplaces safer.

Online harassment is also a pervasive threat to people’s safety and wellness, and Hollaback! created a comprehensive guide to address it called, “Responding to Online Harassment, Dos and Don’ts.”

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For Anyone Who Wants to Talk

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Join us on Wednesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. via Zoom for a Times Talk on the topic, “Anti-Asian Violence and How We Can Stop It.” We will discuss the alarming increase in violence towards people of Asian descent across the United States, explore the historical and contemporary context that underpins anti-Asian violence and discrimination, and offer ways that we can protect and show up for Asian and Asian American people in our community. All SF students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

For students seeking additional support, the staff at SF’s Counseling Center is here for you. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, students can call 352-395-5508, or email counseling@sfcollege.edu. 

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