“𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬, 𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐌 𝐈𝐒”
From Coast to Coast – Brothers of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity across the nation attended #StopAsianHate marches and rallies this past weekend including brothers and alumni of Georgia State University, Stonybrook University, New York University, George Mason University, and University of California, Riverside, among others.
Protests and vigils calling for an end to violence against Asian Americans were held around the country on Saturday following this week’s deadly shootings at Atlanta-area spas. Hundreds of people gathered near the Georgia State Capitol, with some demonstrators carrying signs declaring “Stop Asian Hate.”
Eight people, including six women of Asian descent, were killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday night. The fact that six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent has prompted calls for the suspect to be charged with hate crimes.
Georgia State University
Stonybrook University – Delta Chapter brothers in NYC
These violent incidents against Asians in America, the hateful Anti-Asian rhetoric and stereotypes must end.
George Mason University
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller. Brothers from the GMU Alpha Gamma Chapter attended a vigil in honor of those who died in Atlanta
University of California Riverside – Alumni
Pledge Brothers Jacob Satayaviboon aka 3Com and Daniel Jang aka Charmander (Spring 2002 Rho Chapter) University of California, Riverside at the Diamond Bar rally –
“Even in one of the most diverse areas of the country, crimes against Asians are still happening. We can’t take the benefit of diversity for granted. We have to stand against the hate, we have to rock the boat for those who are underrepresented. We also need involvement … writing to our local leaders for them to denounce this hate. For them to stand up and pass legislation that won’t tolerate such hate.” – Jacob Satayaviboon
NYU Zeta Chapter
“There is no room for hate, especially in New York City” – Christopher Li, NYU Zeta Chapter
University of Minnesota – Alumni
Brother Bill Lu of University of Minnesota chapter at a Remembrance Ceremony for the Atlanta8 in Des Moines, Iowa and standing in Greek Unity with a brother of Pi Alpha Phi.
Pi Delta Psi Fraternity calls for solidarity against the racism, hatred, hate speech, violence, and stereotyping of Asian American Women, Asian Americans, and sex workers. We demand action from elected officials to provide support to the AAPI community and to publicly acknowledge and take a stance of ZERO tolerance towards any and all of these instances.
This year, the national board of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity has directed its chapters to fundraise for the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate (stopaapihate.org) as a national philanthropy and to raise awareness regarding Asian hate crimes.
ABOUT PI DELTA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.
Founded in 1994, Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. and its over 3000 members seek to bring about Asian-American unity by breaking down cultural barriers amongst Asian communities through upholding and instilling four pillars: academic achievement, cultural awareness, righteousness, friendship, and loyalty. Pi Delta Psi’s mission statement also advocates an increase in education and awareness of Asian cultures as a means of overcoming racism.