EOP & USP in Solidarity with AAPI Community

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Undocumented Student Program (USP) are deeply saddened by the longstanding history of tragic hate crimes and violence against the Asian, Asian American and Pacfic Islander community (AAPI). We are dismayed by the cruel events that took place on March 16th and by the Anti-Asian acts of violence that have been on the rise and impacting the AAPI community in the last year. We are in collective solidarity with our AAPI communities, as attacks against one of us is an attack on all of us. 

While the horrendous murder of 8 individuals, 6 of which were Asian women, happened in Atlanta, it is not lost on us that over 700 hate crimes against the AAPI community have been documented here in the Bay Area and more than 3,800 nationally (source: Stop AAPI Hate National Report).  Violence against the AAPI community is inextricably linked to anti-Blackness and is rooted in white supremacy. We unequivocally condemn racism, xenophobia, misogyny and other ways through which white supremacy continues to cause harm to our communities. We further commit to the ongoing education and engagement of anti-racist and social justice values and practices. To you and all your loved ones, please stay safe and well. 

Resources: 

  • Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services for Asian Pacific Islander Students (CAPS) is a listing of counselors who specialize in working with AAPI students. CAPS also hosts a weekly discussion and support space for AAPI students. Students are welcome to drop-in.
  • CAPS counselors are available to support all students at no few regardless of insurance plan. Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm via phone or Zoom. Call 510-642-9494 to schedule a phone appointment.
  • For urgent concerns, please call 510-642-9494 and ask to speak with an available counselor that day (although the Tang center is not open for drop-ins, counselors are available by phone to assess urgent needs and provide crisis intervention 
  • For after-hours support, please call (855) 817-5667 or use the crisis line resource at www.crisistextline.org – Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor