Message from the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Asian Pacific Trojan News

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Stands United Against Anti-Asian Racism

We at the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association embrace our mission to create a community—and a society—where everyone is valued and free from fear and oppression.

This commitment to opposing discrimination, racism and intolerance has been tested by the many incidents of inflammatory rhetoric, harassment and violence that have been committed against Asian Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, in the wake of the most recent horrific acts in Atlanta, we add our voices to those who denounce these xenophobic attacks.

We know this is a difficult time for many of us in the Asian and Pacific Islander Trojan Family. Please know that we support you, we see you, and we stand with all those who are fighting to produce a more just society for all.

Therefore, let each of us listen, learn, speak up and act. We also encourage you to join us in supporting USC’s commitment to end systemic racism on our campuses. Together, we can help build a more equitable world.

We appreciate the allyship of:

USC Alumni Association
USC Black Alumni Association
USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
USC Latino Alumni Association

And all university-affiliated alumni groups and organizations that have expressed their support.

 

Rei Umekubo ’85
President
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors

Grace Shiba ’77
Executive Director
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association