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Message from Platt House and the PAC Shop regarding Anti-Asian and Anti-American Acts of Violence

Platt House and the PAC Shop join the University community in condemning anti-Asian and anti-Asian American acts of violence, including the recent attacks in Atlanta. We want to reiterate that as a department at the University, we support you and stand with you in solidarity against these abhorrent and violent actions of racism and white supremacy. 

We are so grateful to our colleagues in the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), Penn Global, and members of the Task Force on Support to Asian and Asian American Students and Scholars (TAAAS) for their work on addressing this ongoing crisis. Please visit the TAAAS website to learn more about this work and the FlattenTheHate campaign.

Additionally, PAACH and Penn Global are offering the upcoming opportunities to engage:

  • Turning off the Gaslights and Illuminating Brace Spaces – Anti-Racism & Mental Wellness Workshop featuring Dr. Ramani Durvasula
    Thursday, 3/18, 8pm-9:30pm ET
    Register here: http://bit.ly/STOPPINGHATE

  • Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Restorative Practice Circles for the Penn Asian & Asian American Communities
    Circles for Undergrad, Grad, & Professional Students, Faculty, Staff, Post-Docs, Faculty, Alumni
    Dates and Registration link available here: https://paachatupenn.ticketleap.com/

More information on these programs can be found below.

Platt House is hosting a Performing Arts Anti-Racist workshop for interested students in April. For more details, and to sign up, please visit our site: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6kTMjiFAn2XTs8K

We send our support to our Asian and Asian American community members. We see you, and we are here to support you.

Sincerely,
Platt House & PAC Shop Staff

Laurie McCall
Megan Edelman
James Grant
Sara Outing
Amanda Labonte
Michelle Moller

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