ACD stands with our Asian, Asian-American & Pacific Islander Communities

March 22, 2021

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The Alamo Colleges stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities after the horrific murders in Atlanta that claimed the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, and the anti-Asian hate speech and vandalism at the Noodle Tree restaurant in northwest San Antonio. These appalling acts are examples of the rise of pandemic-era hate crimes against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders in Texas and across the country, but they are only the most recent in a long history of social and institutional racism against the Asian community.

The Alamo Colleges District condemns these acts and harassment, violence, and hate in every form. It is also committed to active anti-racism and to providing a safe, respectful, diverse, and equitable learning and working environment for the Alamo Colleges District family and the greater San Antonio community.  We value our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.  We are outraged. We mourn with you, and we are here to support you.

We are encouraging our employees and students to callout and report acts of hate and support those who experience it. If students experience or witness harassment, hate speech, or other unacceptable behavior, they should contact campus police at 210-485-0099. They also may report harassment, hate speech, hate crimes or related incidents to any faculty or staff member to receive help. If they are experiencing the impacts of racism or hate, our advocacy centers at each of our five colleges offer mental health counseling and support. Their contact information is atwww.alamo.edu/experience-the-alamo-colleges/current-students/student-opportunities/advocacy-centers/

In Service,

Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor
Dr. Veronica Garcia, President of Northeast Lakeview College
Dr. Ric Neal Baser, President of Northwest Vista College
Dr. Robert Garza, President of Palo Alto College
Randall Dawson, Acting President of St. Philip's College
Dr. Robert Vela, President of San Antonio College

If you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Advocacy Center. You can find their contact information below.

Northeast Lakeview College

nlc-nest@alamo.edu | 210-588-1296

Northwest Vista College

nvc-advocacyctr@alamo.edu | 210-486-HELP (4357)

Palo Alto College

pac-share@alamo.edu | 210-486-3121

St. Philip’s College

egatlin2@alamo.edu | 210-486-2378

San Antonio College
sac-advocacyctr@alamo.edu | 210-486-1111