Message from Dr. Creston Lynch

As we continue to grapple with and process the rise of  violence against the Asian and Asian American community, University Life units – in cooperation with other campus community members – are offering spaces for support, processing, and solidarity for the Mason community. Please see the information below.

Friday, March 19 (Today) 11:30am – Drop-in style guided dialogue for Students & Community Members

  • Mason’s Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (CCEE) is acknowledging the recent attacks against the Asian American community in the Greater Atlanta area. We stand in solidarity with all APIDA members of the Mason family and strongly condemn these acts of violence. Today, many people in the Mason Community woke up to fear, sadness, anger, anxiety, and uncertainty as they grappled with this very intentional act of violence. We will be holding support spaces today. See the session’s Zoom Link here.

Friday, March 19 & Monday, March 22

  • The Center for the Advancement for Well-Being is hosting a unique Racial Healing Circle experience that is focused on lament as we process the rise in anti-Asian racism and the recent murders of 6 Asian women in Atlanta. We welcome the Asian and Asian American community at Mason to this space to partake in the healing work of expressing grief and fear, sharing stories, and being in a supportive community that affirms your worth. Members of other racial identities are welcome to join in solidarity, lament, and listening. Register here for the Zoom links.

We are grateful to our colleagues for working together and intentionally to create this needed space for our community.

In Solidarity,

Creston C. Lynch, Ph.D. | Assistant Vice President
University Life
George Mason University

Posted in Global and Multicultural Competence, Racial Justice.