ASLE Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

ASLE stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian American members and BIPOC communities to condemn anti-Asian violence. We mourn for the eight victims of the Atlanta murders, including 6 Asian American women: Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Yue.

These recent tragedies follow a long history of Anti-Asian rhetoric and violence, which is deeply embedded in systemic structures of white supremacy, imperialism, and global capitalism. This violence against Asian peoples and environments manifests in the decades-long US military occupation of lands and waters in the Asian-Pacific region, the colonial plunder of Asian countries, and the exploitation of Asian and migrant labor to build what we know as the Global North today.

As an organization dedicated to promoting environmental justice and ethics, ASLE is deeply committed to the struggle for intersectional racial and gender justice as entangled with our environmental work. As we advocate for more sustainable futures, we also pledge to continue our antiracist work in local and planetary communities. We remember the lives of those brutally killed, and vow to support those who feel unseen and afraid. 

Additional Resources: 

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies Joint Statement on Anti-Asian Violence 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Atlanta: A Community-Centered Response to Violence Against Asian American Communities

Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration and Sexuality Statement on Anti- Asian Violence

Links to organizations if you wish to make donations:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta:

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum:…

Red Canary Song:


SWAN Vancouver:

KIWA Workers for Justice:

Chinese Progressive Association:

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates: