Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Hate
Adopted by the Library Board of Trustees, April 12, 2021

The Piscataway Public Library condemns the rise in abhorrent anti-Asian discrimination, xenophobic violence, and hate crimes in the United States which have escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We stand in solidarity with community members of Asian American, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent. All community members should feel safe, secure, and live without fear of discrimination and violence.
The Piscataway Public Library reaffirms its commitment to anti-racism as a value in our collections and services, and recognizes we must continually evaluate our practices to ensure we are making lasting and sustainable change.

Additional resources:

Stop Asian Hate: Statement by Councilmember Gabrielle Cahill, March 23, 2021

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence

Asian Pacific American Librarians Association’s 2021 COVID-19 anti-xenophobia and anti-racist information resources and COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism Resources for K-12

Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources, The MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness

Piscataway Procedures for Reporting Alleged Bias Incidents/Crimes

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Identifying, Understanding & Reporting Bias Crime