Harry Glenn Henderson
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Rotary International District 7610
Post Office Box 4142
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22402
540-370-0300 main
540-370-0317 fax

March 23, 2021

Dear Rotarians,

This past week, we were reminded that our friends and fellow Rotarians of Asian descent found themselves in precarious positions. While the exact motives of the assailant in Atlanta are not currently known, the reality is that for the past twelve months, Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities have lived in fear and been the target of racial bigotry and violence. The scapegoating of persons of Asian descent, concerning the origins of COVID-19, has led to increased violence and intolerance throughout our nation. We, the leadership of your District, are appalled by this behavior.

District 7610 wants to assure all members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that we stand in solidarity with you in condemning these acts of violence and bigotry, we value our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander community in our clubs, and we stand beside you to condemn the acts of aggression we have seen over the last year or more.

From the California gold rush where Chinese laborers faced harsh treatment and violence, to the “Yellow Pearl” days in the late 1800s and early 1900s where Asian immigrant resentment paved the way for the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, to the Japanese internment camps during WWII, there has been a long history of racist bigotry and exclusionary practices toward the Asian community. Even with the recent acts of racism, we can play a critical role in bringing communities together, creating equity for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, or self-identification, and we promote inclusive environments for all our members to contribute to the common good.

This year we have moved forward on the important work to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion within our clubs and district. The includes our partnership with Challenging Racism and the development of a strategic plan to increase both awareness of and outreach to underrepresented communities across the cities and towns in D7610’s geography.

We will continue to live up to Rotary’s Four-Way Test and the ideals of access, equality, and opportunity that has made Rotary so successful and our country truly united.

Thank you for everything you do.

Yours in Rotary,

Harry Henderson

“The Committee of Nine” on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DG Harry Henderson
DGE Pat Borowski
DGN Sheila Brennan
DGND Rene Laws
IPDG Jonathan Lucus

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