Dear students, faculty, staff of Rutgers University-Camden,

We are students, faculty, and staff with the shared vision of making our STEM programs a more diverse and inclusive community.  The trend of anti-Asian sentiment, attitudes, violence, and prejudice is one that is found often throughout American history, from the moral panics of the 1800s to the recent wave of violence against members of our Asian, South Asian, and Asian Pacific Islander communities. Such acts, as any other acts of racism, are deplorable, and we stand united as a campus to provide support, love, and care in such troubling times.  Hate, towards any individuals, regardless of background, ethnicity, nationality, or sexuality, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any form.  We are continually working against discrimination with efforts to ensure a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and families.

The ongoing covid-19 epidemic has further stoked such anti-Asian hate and bias. Sadly, our families and friends have been targeted and hurt.  We are here for you, we stand by you, and we are available for you to reach out to us, at any time, for support and care.  

Rutgers University-Camden Driving Change, RUC*DC.

Kwangwon Lee

Kyle Jenkins

Nathan Fried

Kimberlee Moran

Kristie McAlpine

Amy Savage

Suneeta Ramaswami

David Salas-de la Cruz

Kiyoshi Woods

Jeannie Garmon

Dyron Corley

Below is information for different community organizations, funding, and places to donate to if you wish to financially support anti-racism efforts:

General Information hub to find organizations:

Guide to finding different organizations to donate to: 

    • “In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States”
    • “Since 1985, Asian Americans United exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression.”
    • “We are a policy, education and advocacy organization dedicated to serving the Asian American community, especially for lower-income and disadvantaged populations, and to build understanding among all of New Jersey’s diverse communities.”
    • “The New Jersey State AAPI Chapter was founded in November 2018 by a small group of visionary physicians Dr. Binod Sinha, Dr. Raj Bhayani, Dr. Kishore Ratkalkar and Dr. Hemant Patel, on the premise to bring together all the Indian physicians who share the same value and commitment to provide service to patients at the highest quality and mentor the younger generation of physicians to take the chapter forward. We are an approved patron member chapter of national AAPI.”
    • “Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1991 in Washington, D.C.”
    • “The mission of the association is to provide unmet and needed human services to the Asian American community in the state.”