March 17, 2021 – Anti-Asian Violence
Anti-Asian violence has unfortunately continued to see an increase across our nation in the past few months. Last night in Atlanta, there was a shooting which left eight people dead, most of them of Asian descent. All lives lost due to violence is an evil in our nation which we must work to rid ourselves of. As President of NHCC, I acknowledge the hate and violence against the Asian community and as such, I publicly denounce all forms of Anti-Asian violence. As a college, we stand firm in our commitment to racial equity and racial healing. We stand in solidarity with our Asian community members and I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those whose lives were taken away.
Our Covid-19 Anti-Stigma Statement
North Hennepin Community College, as a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, is committed to upholding a campus culture that is respectful and welcoming. In light of COVID-19, we are aware of the racial stigmatization happening on many campuses towards individuals of Asian descent. At North Hennepin Community College, discrimination, bias treatment or harassment toward our Asian community members will not be tolerated. If you are a student or employee and have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias, please submit this complaint form. We are dedicated to upholding anti-racist practices, and we recognize that the richness of our diversity is our fundamental strength. Learn more about the college's discrimination policy.
Show compassion and care
NHCC will continue to work toward illuminating systems of racial inequity within our own community so that together we can continue dismantling all forms of oppression. As always, please take this time to show compassion and care to those around you and with yourself. Here’s a few ways to do that:
Share community resources with students.
Encourage students and employees to attend upcoming events hosted by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Connect students with NHCC Counseling Services.
Learn more about NHCC in Solidarity and how you can get involved.
Access the Employee Assistance Program for personal support 24/7.
North Hennepin Community College remains steadfast in its charge to stand against racism and all forms of human oppression. We will persist with our work of truth, racial healing and transformation. We will also continue to provide racial healing spaces for our students, employees and community.