|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Press Contact: 917-885-6590
KAFSC Calls for Justice for George Floyd and Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community
[FLUSHING, New York] – The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) joins in the mourning of George Floyd, a father and beloved member of his community, who became yet another victim of police brutality. We extend our sincerest condolences to his friends and family members. KAFSC stands in solidarity with Black communities across the country and demands justice and full accountability of the police officers involved in his murder, including the Asian American officer who stood by as George Floyd suffocated.
We at KAFSC recognize the systemic racial inequities that have historically oppressed Black Americans, creating injustices across the spectrum of daily life. KAFSC acknowledges that the Asian American community is a beneficiary of the struggles and efforts of the Black community in the fight for civil rights and equal protections for all. We urge the Asian American community to stand in solidarity in the fight for racial justice and police accountability.
As an organization that is committed to creating a violence-free society, we denounce acts of police brutality that disproportionately affects black and brown Americans, and urge our local, state, and national government leaders to take meaningful action to address racism and bigotry that pervades our system and demand substantive measures to change the culture and initiate healing across the nation.
Communities of color have long suffered under racist violence in America, as the Asian American community experienced most recently with anti-Asian bias incidents and hate crimes escalating during the COVID-19 pandemic. We must be united in the work to end the values of white supremacy that are written into the systems and culture and threaten our families, our communities, and the very fabric of this nation.
KAFSC remains committed to creating a violence-free society built on dignity, compassion, and mutual respect and to speaking out against violence in all forms.
For more information about KAFSC, please contact 718-460-3801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAFSC [www.kafsc.org] is a leading nonprofit organization serving the New York Tri-State area to prevent and end domestic violence and relationship abuse, and create a violence-free society. Its programs include one of its kind of 24-hour Bilingual Hotline 718-460-3800, individual and family counseling, advocacy for clients in the legal, medical, and public welfare systems, and community workshops on parenting skills, financial literacy, job trainings, and leadership/personal development for children and youth. All of KAFSC's programs are offered at no charge to the community.