Newsworthy from JLOCC:
Junior League of Orange County, CA stands with the AAPI Community.
The Junior League of Orange County, CA has released the following statement regarding the recent attacks against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We join the Association of Junior Leagues International in condemning these attacks and calling for change.
The Junior League of Orange County, CA is uncompromising in our commitment against racism and discrimination in all its forms. Over the last few weeks, there has been a rise in anti-Asian violence, specifically targeting seniors and women across the United States. These violent attacks have left the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in mourning and fearing further tragedy.
The Junior League of Orange County, CA stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander members and community. We stand firmly against all racially and ethnically motivated acts of intimidation and violence. We stand for an inclusive and safe community that fosters diverse thoughts, respect and inclusivity. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable organization that reflects our mission of service as civic leaders.
We support our members who are grappling with anger, fear and uncertainty as a result of these realities. JLOCC stands with each of you, today and every day, as we remain committed to pursuing a more inclusive society through our thoughts, words and actions.
A statement from the Association of Junior Leagues International:
In the face of the continuous rise in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community in the United States, The Association of Junior Leagues International reaffirms our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which condemns discrimination, racism and racial injustice. As a leading women’s civic leadership organization, we will continue to accelerate our efforts to eliminate racism and partner with organizations working to ensure that women not only gain equity and inclusion, but feel a sense of belonging in communities far and wide. #StopAAPIHate
Read the full commitment HERE: