The FLI Office is currently closed due to COVID-19 developments and we are sorry we can't be with you physically. We understand that this global pandemic has created some challenges for our community members and our FLI students are among those who have been gravely impacted during this crisis. Although we can't be with you in-person, the FLI staff is very dedicated to supporting you through your Stanford journey. All programs and support services have been switch to virtual, including FLI Friday's and the mentor program. If you would like to contact the FLI office feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with a professional staff member directly:
Symone Morales - email@example.com
Jennifer Rolen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adriena Brown - email@example.com
University COVID-19 updates can be found here
Sending love to all of you! xoxo
Symone, Jenn & Adriena
In Solidarity with the AAPI Community:
March 18, 2021
Our hearts go out to the families of those murdered in the anti-Asian hate crimes in Georgia on Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Delaina Ashley Yuan, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and the four other victims who have not been publicly identified as of this moment.
We are saddened, angered and heartbroken that we live in a world where our Asian brothers and sisters are being targeted because of their ethnic background. Groundless racist accusations towards the Asian community are unacceptable and we will not tolerate this kind of hatred.
The tragic loss of life of the 8 individuals, 6 of whom were women, is not an isolated incident as we have seen the violence against Asian and Asian American people deeply rooted in America’s history and white supremacy. The disdain for Asian lives has seeped through America’s fabric for centuries through Japanese Internment Camps, labor exploitation, assaults on the AAPI elderly, and the racially charged attacks intensified by the previous administration in regards to COVID-19. In the past year alone, there have been over 3,800 reported anti-Asian hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
The FLI Office stands in solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community and condemn systemic hatred, misogyny and violence. We stand in solidarity with A3C. Hate against any one of us, is harmful to all of us. The FLI office and FLI community is home to many in the AAPI community— we support you and want you to know we are here for you.
The Asian American Activities Center (A3C) has compiled a list of community resources and below you will find a list of campus resources that have been curated to support you.
In love and community,
Symone, Jenn, Adriena & FLI Staff
Care & Healing
Stanford: CAPS, Well-Being @ Stanford, Bridge Peer Counseling and ORSL
Off-campus Support: APISSA Therapist Directory from Asian Mental Health Collective
Education & Action
Learn more at Stop AAPI Hate
Review a list of Anti-Asian Violence Resources
Reflect on how to support Asian American colleagues (Jennifer Liu, CNBC)
Find local organizations to donate to through Movement Hub, a centralized platform that amplifies activism and organizing within AAPI communities across the country, or review the list created by NY Mag here.