California State PTA Statement Denouncing Violence Against Asian Americans

SACRAMENTO, March 29, 2021 – California State PTA has released the following statement in response to the recent attacks in Atlanta, as well as the ongoing violence towards Asian Americans in California and nationwide.

“California State PTA condemns the Georgia shootings and the recent violence against Asian Americans in our country,” said Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA. “Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence.”

“It is critical that we rise to correct inequities and injustices. California State PTA and our constituent associations remain committed to improving diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our association, schools, and communities and to ensuring the safety, well-being and future of every child and family.”

“We can build a better future for all of our children when we unite as a community, intentionally acknowledging how race, culture, and languages spoken are assets in improving the lives of all children and families.”


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