The Center for Career Development Stands in Solidarity with the Asian Community

The increase in senseless acts of violence, harassment, and bias against the Asian community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is alarming and intolerable. The Center for Career Development does not tolerate discrimination or violence of any kind and stands in solidarity with members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in condemning these senseless and targeted attacks. The Career Center’s foundational values continue to support respect for all members of the UConn community and our partners as we aspire to inclusiveness, diversity of thought and action, and open-mindedness. We refuse to be bystanders and remain committed to ensuring that every individual feels safe, seen, and welcome. Along with our colleagues in the Asian American Cultural Center, the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI), and UConn’s Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff (AAAFS), we encourage all members of the UConn community to attend the Asians in America: Anti-Asian Violence & the Fight Against Invisibility virtual panel on March 18th to learn more about the impacts these reprehensible acts have had on the Asian and Asian American community and how we all can work together to combat racism and stifle prejudice.

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano