May 26, 2021
In recognition and celebration of Asian American Heritage Month, we believe that educating the next generation is crucial in this fight for justice, and we thank our members for your frontline work in the battle against racial discrimination and internalization through healthy discourse and training. Here at CharterSAFE, we would like to continue to do our part as well to support your endeavors as a partner.
Now is the time to come together and build strong communities of trust, where we all feel safe, where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, where all children feel comfortable going to school. As Martin Luther King Jr said, "The time is always right to do what is right."
Three of CharterSAFE’s core values are (1) to proceed with heart to make decisions with integrity and care, (2) to be accountable to one another in providing realistic and timely resources and solutions, and (3) to channel positivity into action by pushing the work forward and building upon one another’s strength.
It is in this spirit that CharterSAFE would like to share the free resources listed below for those of our members and wider community grappling with what allyship means, how to gain deeper understanding of the racial issues in America, and what to do in support:
Ultimately, we recognize that violence against the Asian American community is part of a larger system of violence and racism against all communities of color, including Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, and immigrant communities. Therefore, CharterSAFE stands firm against those who perpetrate such actions and in solidarity with our AAPI communities.
The CharterSAFE Governance Committee
Yvette King-Berg, Board Vice-Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee
Walter Wallace, Board Chair
Kristin Dietz, Board Secretary
Parker Hudnut, Board Member
Thuy Wong, President & CEO