The alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. and the alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Foundation condemn anti-Black racism and violence.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi stands with the National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) in solidarity and to mobilize to speak out against anti-Black racism and violence. We embrace our diverse membership, including those who identify as Black, who share our mission, values, and sense of community. We condemn any acts or sentiments of racism, hate, bigotry, or violence.
As an Asian-Interest sorority that promotes Asian awareness, we understand that we must not be passive bystanders when witnessing racist actions or police brutality against People of Color (POC). We encourage members of our organization and communities to be agents of change by speaking up and educating others to stand up against racism. This can be done by understanding one’s own cultural history, the experience of minority communities, and our intersectionality. By doing so we educate ourselves and can un-learn internalized prejudices instilled from centuries of colonialism or hardships due to systemic and institutionalized racism. The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) stated, “We cannot ask the Black community to fight anti-Asian racism if we are not willing to fight for them. Only together can we make progress against racism and the oppression of minorities.
Please see below list of resources for being agents of change.
Resources in speaking up:
- How to Overcome our Biases Without Walking Boldly Toward Them
- 20 Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up For The Black Community Right Now
- Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry
- 6 Steps to Speak Up
Resources in educating others:
- NCORE Webinars
- East Coast Asian American Student Union Resource Reading List
- USC Rossier Youth and Racism Resources