The Oregon Counseling Association is deeply heartbroken by the hate crimes committed against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities, which have risen drastically during the last year and which were called into sharp focus this week by the murders in Atlanta.
ORCA and our affiliated divisions mourn this tragedy—and we unequivocally denounce these acts of white supremacy.
We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and colleagues who continue to experience senseless acts of racism, oppression, and trauma.
ORCA and our divisions will continue to confront racism by challenging social injustices in our communities and profession, practicing anti-racism inside and outside of sessions, continuing to fight oppression on all system levels, and working toward sustainable change with our educational events and advocacy work.
We hope you join this fight as well-- here are some helpful resources to start or continue your anti-racism work and advocacy to stop Asian hate:
Boston College Racial Trauma Toolkit
The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, LPC
Stop AAPI Hate
Asian Law Caucus
Powell’s Books reading recommendations
Here are some helpful resources for folks within the AAPI community:
Asian Mental Health Collective
Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook group
Please provide support, empowerment, healing, and a listening ear to what folks are going through.
We see you and we stand with you. Please take good care of yourselves and each other.