A statement from HUGE on the attacks in Georgia

Words are never enough, but we write today to express our empathy and support for our Asian-American colleagues, friends, and neighbors. The domestic terrorist attack in Georgia on Tuesday that took the lives of Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and four others unnamed at this time is part of a larger pattern of violence and hate directed at Asians and Asian Americans since the start of the pandemic. 

Truthfully, White Supremacist violence and discrimination against AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) has existed in this country since its very founding. White Supremacy is antithetical/opposed to everything we at HUGE stand for and believe in, and we’re committed to the fight to dismantle it.

To our AAPI colleagues, friends and neighbors, we know you must be filled with hurt and dread. We hope you can find some healing, and we are here if it would help to reach out. We stand with you in mourning and calls for justice.

Attached is a post from our friends at FAWK which merits amplification far and wide. 

With love, 
Butch, Rita, Jill, John, Sean, and Breanna