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Statement on Monterey Park shooting

The University of 新萄京娱乐场 joins the Monterey Park, California, community in grief and sorrow after eleven people were killed and nine injured at a Lunar New Year celebration. We are devastated at the loss of life during a time that is meant to be filled with joy and renewal. We stand with members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities as they mourn the dead and try to make sense of this senseless act of violence, which has become all too commonplace.

Violence against members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities reached unprecedented levels during the pandemic. We understand that this latest gun crime is especially traumatic to those already feeling uncomfortable or unsafe in public spaces. We stand united to support our University community after this traumatic incident.

The University Counseling Center will host virtual sessions to support students in the aftermath of the shooting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 11 a.m. (Zoom ID 9438 3061 567) and Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at noon (Zoom ID 6436 088 152). The Interfaith Chapel will also be open to community members.

These resources are also available:

In solidarity,

Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D. 
Interim Chief Diversity Officer, University of 新萄京娱乐场
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of 新萄京娱乐场 Medical Center

Sasha Eloi-Evans, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, University of 新萄京娱乐场

Crystal Sellers Battle, DMA
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Eastman School of Music

Anika Simone Johnson, Ed.D.
Inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of 新萄京娱乐场

Beth Olivares, Ph.D.
Dean for Diversity, Arts, Sciences & Engineering, University of 新萄京娱乐场

Janet Mejias, MBA
Director, Equity and Inclusion, Simon Business School, University of 新萄京娱乐场

Mitchell Wharton, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, CNS, ACRN
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, School of Nursing, University of 新萄京娱乐场