Letter from Dean Goldsmith in solidarity with our Asian community
Dear engineering community,
I am writing to join with President Eisgruber and his message today concerning the violence last night in Atlanta.
The prevalence and persistence of such violence deeply hurts our Asian community. It also is an affront to our whole community, our core values, and our commitment to building an inclusive culture where all people are valued and can thrive. Like so many problems we face as engineers, solutions to end these acts of violence in our society will be complex and require many hands. I urge us all to support each other and stand together to root out racism and bias, and to reaffirm who we are as a community.
Along with the valuable resources listed in President Eisgruber's note, please also note the following events:
Processing Space: Discussion and Support:
We recognize the deep emotion experienced at this time. On top of the stress we are already experiencing, inequity, violence, and bias continue to be displayed. Whether you want to share your feelings, hear from others, or just need space to process – you are welcome. A processing space will be held on March 18 at 10 a.m. If you are interested, please register using this link.
Intervening and Coping with Anti-Asian Sentiment:
For many Asians in the US, the outbreak of COVID-19 has precipitated a rise in anti-Asian sentiment. Dr. Calvin Chin will lead a discussion on how to intervene and find support in the face of anti-Asian bias and discrimination. This session will be held on March 18 at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please register using this link to be added to the invite.
Thank you for everything you are doing to keep our community safe and strong.
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering