Statement Condemning Recent Racist Violence

The Partnership condemns in the strongest terms the racism against people of Asian descent that appears to have motivated the recent Atlanta area killings and was clearly involved in the recent series of incidents of violence and harassment here in California.

Our thoughts are with colleagues, industry partners and staff who are directly or indirectly affected by the incidents that occurred.

Last week, we opened a discussion forum for staff and encouraged all who felt moved to do so to participate in whatever part of it they could. Moving, honest and heartfelt opinions and experiences were shared.

We send supportive thoughts not only to the victims of these horrific acts of racist violence in Georgia, but also to those who feel the oppressive effects of the recent incidents of racist violence and harassment closer to home.