3 Day Startup joins the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in mourning the tragic loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon C. Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong A. Yue, victims of the March 16th shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and those most closely affected by this tragedy. We must seek justice and accountability for this terrible crime. 3DS condemns all forms of anti-Asian racism and urges everyone within our networks and community to do our part to address increasing violence against Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
3DS is committed to empowering students of all backgrounds, ethnicities, racial and social identities to explore pathways to entrepreneurship and pursue their full potential. We believe it is our duty to engage in practices that affirm the identities and perspectives of all members of our community. We will continue to examine how we can work towards greater equity for our staff, mentors, students, and partners. 3DS will continue to build upon our guiding principles of inclusive decision-making, leadership, and culture.
As we continue to assess the actions necessary for achieving greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within 3DS, we encourage everyone to continue supporting the AAPI community, not just in the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, but long after the stories have disappeared from news cycles.
Below are some resources to support continued learning and action:
- Stop AAPI Hate – National resource for reporting hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Stop AAPI Hate also offers multilingual resources for impacted community members.
- What This Wave of Anti-Asian Violence Reveals About America
- Why This Wave of Anti-Asian Racism Feels Different