Statement of Solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
The VRA Executive Board and Equitable Action Committee stand in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the field of visual resources and beyond. It is critical that white people recognize that the United States was founded in white supremacy, and that anti-AAPI racism and violence are one painful part of our legacy. We must learn from the past, acknowledge what is going on today, and collectively act to bring about change for a better tomorrow. Anti-racist practices need to be embedded in visual resource work, as well, including but not limited to anti-racist hiring and retention practices, collections development, cataloging and description, curation, and programming and outreach.
The VRA Executive Board sincerely thanks the members of the VRA Equitable Action Committee for articulating such a difficult message and providing actionable measures we can take as a community and individuals.
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