Standing in Solidarity with AAPI Communities
March 18, 2020

Breakthrough Community, 

We are deeply saddened and enraged by the recent murders in Atlanta as well as a much broader pattern of hate and violence targeting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Racism, xenophobia, and sexism remain prevalent, only further fueled by hateful speech regarding COVID-19. This is not new, but rather part of a deeply harmful, centuries old, legacy of targeting AAPI individuals in the United States. 

We stand in solidarity with the AAPI members of our community and commit to speaking up in the face of yet more racialized violence. We recognize that systemic racism and bias is designed to separate us from one another. We choose, instead, to come together to care for one another and to recognize the great many ways in which we need to learn, unlearn and advance as a society. 

Our commitment to being a safe, inclusive, and loving community is unwavering. Our commitment to anti-bias education is unwavering. As we continue to reach out directly to our students, families, teachers, and staff, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best support you. 

With Breakthrough Love,  

Elissa Signature


Elissa G. Spelman
Executive Director