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Over the last year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian communities in the U.S. have experienced an increase in targeted, often violent discrimination stemming from hateful rhetoric from American politicians and others. This was witnessed this week in the hate crime in Atlanta. 

Jesuit colleges and universities have issued statements condemning xenophobic and racist actions and speech, and have reconfirmed their commitment to the ongoing work of building safe, inclusive, welcoming campus communities. (See President Hurley’s statement in this edition of The Dome.)

The Canisius community is invited to a Moment of Remembrance today, Friday, March 19, at 4:00 pm outside the Chapel in the Quad. This event is supported by the ALANA Student Center and Leadership@Canisius. Please contact Bennie Williams at with any questions or concerns.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, director, Multicultural Student Center