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CEC Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

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The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) stands with our members and condemns the rise in anti-Asian rhetoric and hate crimes directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, which has dramatically increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This racism and misogyny came to light in Atlanta when six Asian American women were senselessly murdered. This atrocity shows how racist xenophobia still exists so prevalently in our nation. 

CEC remains committed to upholding our core values of diversity and inclusion. Through project20/20, we will continue to confront bias and social injustice in our organization by empowering our members in their fight against discrimination and prejudice in their schools and communities.  

The following resources can be used now and throughout the school year as we all work toward creating a more equitable, inclusive, and just world.

We will continue to be all in this together. Join CEC and take our project20/20 pledge to uphold the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Now more than ever, we are committed to addressing these issues head on as we continue to fight for an equitable society for all.

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Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.
CEC President

 

Posted:  2 April, 2021
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