June 24, 2020
Standing United – A Message from 3AF President Jay Kim
“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.” – George Floyd
Our collective hearts at 3AF goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones, all who are hurting right now and countless others who have fallen victim to racism and police brutality against the African American community and our communities of color. We respect law enforcement but there needs to be changes in training and also how incidents are handled so that they stay true to their commitment to protect and to serve.
We stand united with the African American community that police brutality needs to be addressed. Until all of us in America, see, respect, and accept people of every color, every religion and every sexual orientation, our work is not done. The 3AF works hard every day to educate on cultural differences, empower our multicultural communities and create awareness about the importance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We are a small but influential part of the multicultural community working to make America the great country it has the potential to be.
The African American community has blazed the trail for equality and justice; Filipino and Hispanic Americans spearheaded labor rights; and the AAPI community must come together to work in partnership with the other communities of color to move our collective community forward.
Let us work together constructively and through genuine conversations and not through destruction and burning down of our communities. We all need to contribute to a safer and unified society. Until then, none of us can breathe.
Please stay safe and healthy while we march together to build the United States of America.
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