Dear members of the Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars Community,
We write to you to share our deep sadness over continued acts of racist violence towards the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As advocates for the postdoctoral and visiting scholars community, the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association is concerned for the welfare and safety of AAPI scholars and is committed to providing networks of support and advocating for the well-being of AAPI postdocs and visiting scholars. We encourage you to participate with us to provide support for AAPI scholars and educate ourselves on the history of Anti-AAPI hate.
The Berkeley Postdoctoral Association (BPA) has utilized recent COVID-19 and mental health surveys to understand the postdoctoral and visiting scholar community’s current needs. However, the BPA recognizes that these surveys are limited. Please do not hesitate to contact the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association directly to notify the board about any comments or concerns: email@example.com (Note: emails must be sent from a berkeley.edu email). The BPA especially invites any messages from the AAPI community.