ACT Stands with Atlanta in Grief and Solidarity

ACT at MIT

“Six Asian women lost their lives. Now is the time to hold the victims and their families in our hearts and in our light. We’re calling on our allies across communities of color to stand with us in grief and solidarity against racist violence in all its forms. When our most vulnerable community members are targeted, we all need to band together.”

— Stephanie Cho, the Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta  

Let’s respect Stephanie’s request to hold the victims in our hearts and let’s name the individuals harmed:

Xiaojie Yan, 49
Daoyou Feng, 44
Paul Andre Michels, 54
Delaina Ashley Yuan, 33
/ murdered in Acworth, Georgia

Soon Chung Park, 74
Hyun Jung Grant, 51
Suncha Kim, 69
Yong Ae Yue, 63
/murdered in Atlanta, Georgia


From the MIT Office of the President – Supporting Our Asian Community:

To the members of the MIT community,

This message is for everyone. But let me begin with a word for the thousands of members of our MIT family – undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and Corporation members – who are Asian or of Asian descent:

We would not be MIT without you. 

You are our colleagues, our students, our classmates, our lab mates, our teachers, our mentors, our leaders – and our friends.