The recent attacks on the Asian-American community over the last few months show just how far we have to go to eliminate xenophobia and racial injustice.

The San Francisco chapter of IABC denounces singling out for attack any culture, race or belief, including those in the AAPI community. The foundational principles upon which SF IABC is based are diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe in treating everyone with equity. At the same time, we celebrate diversity of thought and approaches through different cultures and personal experiences. Our common interests unite us; our differences make us unique.

We stand solidly with the AAPI community and allies against all forms of anti-Asian racism and violence, and call on everyone to take a stand against hatred and bigotry.

Jeff Rader is president of the San Francisco chapter of IABC and an Internal Communications Consultant specializing in strategic employee communication.