It goes without saying that this past year has been difficult. It has especially difficult for the Black and Asian communities, Indigenous communities, as well as other communities of color. Minnesota Women in Psychology stand with our BIPOC mental health providers, clients, and community members against hate, violence, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, social injustices and inequities that are pervasive throughout our country not just this year but for the past several decades as well as centuries.
We are deeply saddened and outraged by the recent tragic shootings in Georgia. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, and communities impacted by the recent as well as ongoing and rising violence towards Asians and Asian Americans. We take a moment to honor the lives of those who were killed or injured in the recent shootings:
Daoyou Feng, 44
Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, 30
Hyun Jung-Grant, 51
Suncha Kim, 69
Paul Andre Michels, 54
Soon Chung Park, 74
Xiaojie Tan, 49
Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33
Yong Ae Yue, 63
MWP also recognizes how racial trauma can be retriggered by these recent shootings in Georgia as well as the Derek Chauvin trial that is currently in process and would like to provide resources.
MN Department of Human Services – Resources for communities affected by racial trauma
Racial Equity Tools – Trauma, Violence, and Healing
The Mental Health Coalition – list of mental health resources for BIPOC, Black, AAPI, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ individuals:
MWP acknowledges the ongoing racial trauma and violence that BIPOC experience on a regular basis and how intersectionality can lead to different forms of oppression, violence, and discrimination. We are including more information for those who would like to learn more about how Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx communities are impacted by societal oppression and injustices, and how you can help join the fight against racism and violence towards these communities.
Black Lives Matters
Black Trans Lives Matter
#Say Their Names
This list is a work in progress and includes the names of Black people killed in the U.S. by police and by civilians.
MMIWG2S – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit
Stop AAPI Hate
Violence Against Latinx Community
If you would like to be a part of helping MWP grow and expand our awareness/knowledge on issues related to social justice, diversity, systemic racism, equity, accessibility for members, clients, and the community, please reach out to Sam Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Taylor Baez (taylor@