We are drawing close to the anniversary of the 2021 shootings in three Atlanta spas, where 6 women of Asian descent were shot and killed in March 2021, and the brutal assault which led to the death of Yao Pan Ma in April 2021. As we recognize these horrific acts of anti-Asian violence, and the fears from the more recent killings of Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee in New York City, the Mass. SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being acknowledges that these and other attacks and racism against members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have likely impacted the well-being of AAPI attorneys and law students in Massachusetts.
In collaboration with the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Massachusetts (LCL), the Committee will host a second virtual "safe space" meeting via Zoom on Monday, March 14, from 12:30-1:30 pm for AAPI attorneys and law students to come together, discuss the impact of these events on their personal and professional lives, and support each other more generally during this challenging time.
Register for this meeting here: https://lawyerwellbeingma.org/news/safe-space-meeting-for-aapi-attorneys-and-law-students
This meeting will not have a set agenda and will not be a presentation, but will instead be an open gathering to share and support each other as both AAPI individuals and members of the legal profession. Additional details include the following:
Additionally, the Asian Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network (APIs CAN) is hosting another virtual event that same day, Monday, March 14, from 6-7pm EST, honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in the Atlanta spa shootings. This event will place healing, care, and peace at the heart of our remembrance, and share various community-centered solutions to join and support. Register for that program here: https://bit.ly/AtlantaSolidarity314
The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
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