The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) stands with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and AAPI women in particular to condemn the recent shootings of AAPI women and increased in violence throughout the past year towards the AAPI community as a whole.
As an organization, APBS is committed to equity, human rights, and social justice for historically marginalized and oppressed communities, families, practitioners, and students. Our work informs individuals, institutions, and organizations through systems development and strategies to disrupt interpersonal and structural forms of inequity, discrimination, and racism to promote equitable and meaningful outcomes for all.
Aligned with our core values standards, we condemn all acts of hate-based violence, racism, sexism, and discrimination. We continually commit to doing our part in dismantling, protecting, and lifting all marginalized communities across class, disability status, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and their intersectionality. Our part includes ensuring diversity, authentic inclusion of all, and equitable measures that promote a sense of belonging, particularly for women in the AAPI community during this time of increased violence during the COVID-19 and racial violence pandemics. Please join us in this commitment as we band together to make this world more inclusive, tolerant, and well.
Resources Related to Anti-violence
We are committed to continuing the important work of APBS in creating safe and positive communities, providing opportunities for dialogue to promote equitable outcomes for all, dismantling systemic racism, and practicing self-care. As such, we offer these resources to support conversations in your communities:
Readings For Educators and Parents
- Learning for Justices’s series on addressing anti-Asian bias.
- Stop AAPI hate
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- SPLC Statement Following Horrifice Mass-Shooting in Atlanta-Area
- Japanese American Citizen League
Books to read with students