Dear Members of the Trinity Community:
I know you share in our collective outrage and grief following the tragic murder of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, including six women of Asian descent. While racism, harassment, hate crimes and misogyny against by members of the Asian community are not new, over the last year, we have seen increased violence and incidents of anti-Asian racism here in Toronto, across Canada and the world in the wake of COVID-19.
To members of our Asian community, we stands in solidarity with you and with the University of Toronto in its statement of collective condemnation of anti-Asian discrimination and racism, and all forms of hate and racial violence.
All forms of racism and discrimination are completely unacceptable, and it is our shared responsibility to address them and to ensure that our community is inclusive and welcoming. We are taking action on the recommendations made by the Trinity College Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and Inclusion to address and eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination and to enhance the inclusiveness of the College. We have more work to do to ensure the College is a truly welcoming place where everyone feels they belong, and I look forward to working with the community to make meaningful change. If you need support during this difficult time, please see the resources listed below.
Provost & Vice-Chancellor
We know how distressing events are right now. If you need support during this extremely difficult time, please know that you are not alone and that in addition to those of us here at the college, other resources are also available: