UPDATE, March 17, 2021: Update: On March 16 in Atlanta, eight people were gunned down, six of whom were women of Asian descent. We are grieving these deaths along with the rest of the country and condemn all forms of racially and ethnically-motivated violence. Energy Foundation remains committed to working in solidarity with our partners to end racism, be anti-racist allies, and to stop racially-motivated violence.
Energy Foundation stands with our staff, partners, and members of the Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander community, who are facing increased racism and xenophobic attacks and bigotry, and denounce the discrimination that has intensified during the pandemic and was fueled by rhetoric from the outgoing administration.
We do not tolerate racism, xenophobia or violence of any kind, and commit to being advocates for organizations, networks, and communities that are free of anti-Asian violence and racism; work to support our Asian American colleagues as we develop a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander communities; and continue to review and ensure that our internal policies are equitable, and that we are building and nurturing a culture in which all staff can contribute meaningfully and thrive.
Violence and discrimination against Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities affects our colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and we remain committed to working in solidarity with our partners to end racism, be anti-racist allies, and stop racially-motivated violence.