NAMEN ANTI-ASIAN HATE STATEMENT
North American Men Engage Network (NAMEN) is outraged by the senseless and unthinkable killing of eight people in Atlanta on March 16, 2021, six of whom were Asian women. We condemn this racialized misogyny and femicide and push back against Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (API) rhetoric, hate, and violence. We recognize that paramount in this brutality is the targeting of API women at the intersections of race, class, and gender. We recognize that Anti-Asian violence has been deeply embedded and upheld throughout U.S. history and policy on all levels and that we must call out and hold accountable all those that perpetuate violence, defend or embolden violence against API individuals, and/or ignore violence against the API community. We stand in solidarity with all API communities across North America and worldwide and will continue to interrogate and fight against xenophobia and white supremacist capitalist patriarchy, and ceaseless justifications for hate violence.
NAMEN Board of Directors