Thursday, April 19, 2007

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Statement on VT

April 18, 2007

Washington D.C. - The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) joins the rest of the nation in sending our heartfelt condolences to the families, and friends of the victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the campus community. We would also like to express our concern for the well being of the entire student body and all those impacted by this senseless loss of life.

NCAPA is a national coalition of organizations that serve Asian Pacific American communities around the country, with expertise on a range of issues - from mental health to inter-ethnic student dialogue and civil rights. We stand ready to commit our resources and support and to work with the administration and student body at Virginia Tech in the days and months to come to begin the healing process and provide a safe atmosphere for the entire Virginia Tech campus community.

Attached is a letter that we are sending to the President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

NCAPA Member Organizations

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian American Institute
Asian American Justice Center
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Asian Pacific Islander American Vote
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Hmong National Development, Inc.
Indian American Center for Political Awareness
Japanese American Citizen League
Korean American Coalition
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans
National Federation of Filipino American Association
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Organization of Chinese Americans
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Sikh Coalition

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