SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Arts Council issued a statement today in support of the state and the nation’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, condemning the physical and verbal violence against Asian Americans due to xenophobia and racism in this last year, and beyond.
“As an organization and individuals that are deeply and openly committed to achieving racial equity,” the statement reads, “we recognize the continuum of white supremacy and we encourage our community to understand that the historic and current legacy of colonization, violence, xenophobia, and racism in this country includes violence against our Asian communities.”
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The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.
Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Lilia Gonzáles-Chávez, Vice Chair Kathleen Gallegos, Jodie Evans, Jaime Galli, Stanlee Gatti, Donn K. Harris, Alex Israel, Consuelo Montoya, and Jonathan Moscone. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.
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