The Orinda City Council and the Orinda Union School Board have issued a joint proclamation condemning acts of hate and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and declaring May as AAPI Heritage Month.
The move follows a wave of attacks on AAPI individuals and businesses throughout California and the nation. It also follows a Presidential Proclamation declaring May as AAPI Heritage month by President Joe Biden.
The text of Orinda’s proclamation recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and acknowledges "the troubling history of discrimination towards individuals of Asian descent since California's earliest days, as well as the dramatic increase in the violent and hateful crimes and incidents targeting AAPI communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
"We honor AAPI individuals and stand in solidarity with the AAPI community as we work to dismantle systemic racism," it says.
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