Statement on Recent Events

Statement on Recent Events

Our hearts are heavy for the families and communities reeling from the recent

murders of eight people in Atlanta and the increase in hate and violence that

Asian and Pacific Islander individuals are facing around the country. Racism,

xenophobia, and gender-based hatred and violence must be stopped.

More than 50 years ago, IBA’s founders came together to fight back against the

discrimination and displacement facing our community. Today, IBA is a vibrant

community that celebrates all its residents, and we remain united against the

legacy of systematic and institutionalized racism in our country. We are

committed to standing in solidarity with and working to support our community

members who identify as Asian, as well as any of our Sisters and Brothers who

are threatened by increased violence, discrimination and injustice.

We believe in the power of community to create a brighter future. Let’s build it