Words cannot express the horror and sadness we, at the SCBWI, have felt today, and each time, that a member of our human family has been senselessly murdered. We stand with Asian people everywhere, again, to say that the Society of Children’s Book Writers, Illustrators, Translators, Creators, Editors, Agents, and Publishers must support a world where this cannot be. We wield our pens and our hearts in defiance of moments like this to protect each other and the souls of children who have borne witness to this; children who have lost family to this; children who live in fear of this.
While we know that actions often speak louder than words, we hope you will join us on March 26 to speak out against discriminAsian and learn what we are doing to boost Asian voices at the SCBWI.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones to hate crimes. We are outraged.
Full our full statement of API solidarity, click HERE.