APA California Condemns Violence Against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

say no to racism

APA California condemns all acts of violence and hate against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, who are our neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family. We recognize the innumerable contributions that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to California’s communities. They are and have been inseparable threads in the fabric of our state’s economy, history, and culture.

As professional planners, the members of APA California have an ethical obligation to be conscious of the rights of others, and to seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons. While we plan for all community members, we recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the historically disadvantaged, dispel falsehoods and stereotypes, and promote racial and economic integration. We urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that enforce systemic inequities.

APA California remains committed to creating great communities that provide security and opportunity for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Thank you,

The APA California Board of Directors