第4学区主管致信声援香槟华人社区

Message of Support from Dr. Susan Zola for our CU Chinese American Community,

As a school leader, I am deeply saddened by the hurtful and tragic events in Atlanta earlier this month as well as the disturbing trend of increased hate, bias, and discrimination against members of AAPI communities across the nation. This is unacceptable and I want to make sure our AAPI students and families understand that such behavior will not be tolerated in Champaign Unit 4 Schools.

In June 2020, our Board of Education passed a landmark Resolution decrying racism as a public health crisis and mandating that the District work toward dismantling harmful and hurtful systemic racism. Unfortunately, these recent events serve as important reminders for why this must remain at the forefront of our work as educators and push us to stand resolved to strengthen our work around racial justice.

I want our AAPI students and families to know that we see you, hear you, and value you. I ask those in our Unit 4 family from other backgrounds to stand with me as supportive allies. Additionally, I want individuals and organizations outside the District who seek to raise awareness and provide support for our AAPI friends and neighbors to know that we also stand in solidarity with you.

I believe the rich diversity of our students, staff, and families is our greatest strength and want to reiterate that hate has no place in Unit 4! If you have concerns about something happening in our schools, please reach out to a building or District administrator. It will continue to be my expectation that we work together to empower each of our learners to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

With Sadness and Resolve,

Dr. Susan Zola
Superintendent
Unit 4 Schools

http://www.champaignschools.org

香槟第四学区学监苏珊•佐拉博士 致香槟-厄巴纳华裔社区的声援信

作为学区领导人,对于本月初发生在亚特兰大的伤人的悲剧,以及全美日益增加的针对亚太裔的仇恨、偏见与歧视,我感到非常的悲哀。

这是不能令人接受的。我想让全体亚太裔学生和家长知道,这种行为在香槟第四学区是坚决不被容忍的。

2020年6月,我们的教育委员会通过了一项里程碑式的决议,将种族主义定为公共健康危机,并加以谴责。我们还要求整个学区瓦解有害且伤人的系统性种族歧视。但是很不幸,最近发生的事件又提醒了我们为什么要把这放到教育工作者工作的第一线,并坚决地加强争取种族公平的工作。

我想告知亚太裔学生和家长。我们对你们是关注的,也是珍惜的,我们愿意倾听你们的声音。我请求我们第四学区的全体其他族裔学生和家长,同我站在一起。同时,在校区之外有个人和团体进行反仇恨事件曝光和反对歧视亚太裔活动,我想让你们知道,我们坚决与你们站在一起,是你们的盟友。

我们学区拥有多元化的学生、教职人员和家长,我相信这对我们来说是一个最大的强项。我要重申,我们第四学区坚决不容忍仇恨!如果学区里有让您担忧的事情发生,请立即给各校各楼或者校区管理员报告联系。

我期望着我们共同努力,让我们的学生在多元和变化的世界里能够顺利成长。

我怀着悲哀和坚决的心情,特此致意。

香槟第四学区学监 苏珊•佐拉博士

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