Recast | In Solidarity with our Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities

From: “Longaker, Jacob” <>
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Dear Evergreen Community, 

This morning, we awoke to the news of a series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia that left 8 people dead. Of the lives lost, 6 were identified as Asian women. First Peoples stands in solidarity with members of our Asian American & Pacific Islander communities. This a moment of mourning and grief that deeply touches the staff at First Peoples.

Over the last year, there has been a rise in anti-Asian violence rooted in xenophobia and bigotry and heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of this violence has gone unreported by the media. Much of this violence fails to be recognized as explicit acts of racism with deep legacies of hateful stereotypes and state-sponsored policies of anti-Asian exclusion. 

in solidarity,

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans and Queer Support Services

Actions You Can Take Now 

Thursday, March 18, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

Amira Caluya will host a community space for processing the events and discussing actions we can take in solidarity with our AAPI community. Amira will also share tips for engaging in conversations with our AAPI students, faculty, and staff members.  

Tuesday, March 23, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

Hannah Simonetti invites you to join our upcoming Community Conversation on Unlearning Racism. 

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Support of AAPI Communities

Consider engagement with, among others, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander American Federation and Asian Americans Advancing Justice

If you would like more ways to support AAPI communities, please feel free to reach out to us at

Jacob R. Longaker (he/him/his)

Associate Director

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Support Services

The Evergreen State College

Read my latest work at Politics, Groups, and Identities:

Contending and negotiating identity: trans activism within the Brazilian LGBT movement

Read my chapter for Oxford’s LGBT Politics and Policy:

Brazil’s LGBT Movement

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