Dear AAPI Community of Montclair,
We are the Equity, Anti-Racism & Opportunity Gap (EAROG) Committee of the Montclair PTA Council. EAROG’s mission is to identify and eradicate racist and inequitable practices, policies, infrastructure, actions, speech, and curriculum that result in harm, inequity, opportunity gaps and achievement gaps among students within the Montclair Public Schools. Our concerns are all inequities that affect our students because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, language, religion, disability status or socioeconomic status. As such, our mission includes the concerns of the AAPI community.
We are writing today to express our complete support and solidarity with all the members of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We are profoundly saddened by attacks and violence against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander people across the nation. We are deeply troubled by incidents that have happened within our schools and we, as a Committee, acknowledge the injustices experienced by the AAPI community throughout our nation and within our schools. We embrace our responsibility to engage in proactive anti-racism in the face of such injustices.
Our mission as EAROG is to support a diverse and inclusive community where we affirm and respect differences and condemn any act of harassment, verbal or physical violence, microaggression and hate. The concerns of the AAPI community and families of Montclair are our concerns.
To our Montclair AAPI families and community members, you are not alone!
We stand in solidarity with you.
PTAC EAROG Committee
On behalf of the Montclair PTA Council (PTAC)