As members of the Mead Witter School of Music Equity and Inclusion Committee, we wanted to respond to the violent shootings of eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent and seven women, on Tuesday, March 16 in Atlanta. We mourn for the victims of this attack and we stand in solidarity with our Asian and Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community members.

We understand that Asian and APIDA members of our community might be processing a great deal of grief and rage. Each member of E&I is available to connect you with resources if you need support during this tragic time.

Additionally, here is a list of campus resources:

•         Dean of Students Office, 608-263-5700

•         UHS Mental Health Services, 608-265-5600 (option 9)

•         Employee Assistance Office, 608-263-2987

•         Resources to Support Our APIDA Community

Should you or anyone you know experience an incident of hate or bias, please file a Bias Incident Report with the Dean of Students Office.

DDEEA holds a monthly affinity group space for faculty and staff members of the campus APIDA community, and we welcome all who identify with the community to join us on April 8 at 2 p.m. To register: https://diversity.wisc.edu/affinity-group-gatherings.

US Department of Justice information about bias and hate crimes

https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/learn-about-hate-crimes

The UW-Madison BIPOC Coalition and members of the Madison community are organizing a march in solidarity with our APIDA community on Thursday, March 18.  https://fb.me/e/1dS5IRoJ7

In solidarity,

Members of the Mead Witter School of Music Equity and Inclusion Committee:

Holly Anderson, Nadia Chana, David Crook, Teryl Dobbs, Martha Fischer, Mimmi Fulmer, Jess Johnson (chair), Aaron Levine, Jess Mullen, Conor Nelson, Brandon Quarles, Laura Schwendinger, Johannes Wallmann, Johanna Wienholts