Statement on Anti-Asian Discrimination, Racism, and Violence

April 8, 2021

The Korea Institute, alongside Harvard’s Asia-related departments, institutes, and centers, stands in solidarity with the Asian and AAPI communities in condemning violence and harassment wherever they are taking place. Sadly, these recent incidents are part of a long history of scapegoating and discrimination against foreign and immigrant communities. As such, we denounce them along with other racial injustices wherever and whenever they occur.

The Korea Institute reaffirms its unambiguous commitment to the policy and practice of zero tolerance of discrimination and harassment based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.

For those seeking information and support surrounding Anti-Asian racism and other issues, the Harvard Asia-related institutes and departments have created the following list of resources:

For Students
Harvard Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) Statement on Asian and AAPI COVID-19 Related Harassment and Resources
GSAS Office of Student Services
CAMHS Anti-Asian Racism Resource
Harvard Counseling Services and Mental Services

  • Smith Campus Center (617) 495-2042
  • Harvard Law School: Pound Hall (617) 495-4414
  • Longwood Clinic: Vanderbilt Hall (617) 432-1370

For Staff & Faculty
Harvard Employee Assistance Program
Women in Tech: Standing in Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence
Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff

For the Harvard Community
Harvard Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs
FAS Title IX Resource Coordinators
Harvard Office for Gender Equity (includes OSAPR)
Harvard University Police Department
HUPD provides information on hate crimes. If you have experienced a hate crime or bias, you can contact HUPD at (617) 495-1212 or the local police. For general inquiries, contact HUPD at (617) 495-1215