Statement of Solidarity with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to #StopAsianHate

We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of life to recent violence in Atlanta and Boulder, and we mourn for the victims, witnesses, and families whose lives will be forever altered by this senseless violence. Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) colleagues and neighbors have seen a devastating increase in hate and discrimination over the last year, and last week’s violence in Atlanta is part of that unacceptable trajectory. Our East TN and Southeast region is home to musicians of many backgrounds and cultures, and we stand in support and solidarity with our many AAPI colleagues to #StopAsianHate. Please join us in educating ourselves on racism in our field and our community, and in celebrating the vital role Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders play in the fabric of life in East TN.

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