FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2021
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Women Watch Afrika Condemns the Heinous Attack on the Asian American Community in Georgia Spa Shootings
ATLANTA –On March 16, 2021 eight people in three Atlanta-area spas were murdered and several others injured. Of the eight killed, six of the individuals have been identified as Asian women. Robert Aaron Long, the suspect of these murders has been taken into custody.
Women Watch Afrika Founder and CEO, Glory Kilanko issued the following statement:
“Women Watch Afrika condemns this targeted senseless attack on the Asian community and sends our condolences to the affected families. The number of attacks against the Asian American Community has continued to increase nationally, and reports have shown that such hate and violence has disproportionately impacted the women of the community. WWA stands with AAAJ and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum to seek justice for the victims; and to acknowledge the violence as racially motivated and as misogyny. We must all speak out and call on Elected officials to speak up against the hate and violence directed at the Asian American community.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
This heinous act affects us all. We cannot be silent. An injustice to one is an injustice to all.
As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Women Watch Afrika:
Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees arriving to the United States from 23 African nations.
In line with its goal, Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation, Civic Engagement; and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.
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