ArtsWA takes a stand against hate

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is committed to values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and creative expression. It stands against hateful acts including the use of slurs that associate COVID-19 to a particular community, race, or country of origin.

“We reject all forms of racism and xenophobia always,” said ArtsWA Executive Director Karen Hanan. “Especially in a time when we need to work together to curb the impact of this deadly virus.”

The ArtsWA Board of Commissioners is expected to introduce a Stand Against Hate proclamation at its May 5 board meeting. The meeting will take place via Go To Meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Victims and witnesses of hate crimes are encouraged to report incidents to their local police or to their local or State Human Rights Commission. See Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) website for a list contacts and resources.and resources.

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