ICA condemns anti-Asian violence, white supremacy, and discrimination

ICA condemns anti-Asian violence, white supremacy, and discrimination. In grief and solidarity we stand with the AAPI community.

The increasing violence against Asian communities across America has once again laid bare the pervasive nature of racism in our society. We honor and mourn the countless lives taken by devasting violence stemming from hatred and racist beliefs.

In the wake of the murders of 8 people, including 6 Asian women in Atlanta and the escalating violence toward Asian Americans throughout this country, we share the pain and anger of so many in our community. This increasing violence compels us, once again, to look to the heart of our mission and the foundation of who we are and what we do–to champion and advocate for diverse voices–while supporting an exchange of ideas about art and society that resonates today.

ICA remains committed to fostering and amplifying underrecognized voices and alternative narratives and outlooks that help us frame and reframe our understanding of the world.

Our guiding principal of centering equity and inclusion in our own work has begun internally and drives everything we do. We support and celebrate our communities extending from West Philadelphia, the university, and beyond—recognizing the resilience of those around us at this difficult moment.


If you have any doubt about where to turn, Penn’s HELP Line is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, at 215-898-HELP.

CAPS: 215-898-7021
Student Health Service: 215-746-3535
Student Intervention Services: 215-898-6081
Office of the Chaplain: 215-898-8456
Weingarten Learning Resources Center: 215-573-9235
Special Services (within Division of Public Safety): 215-898-6600
Employee Assistance Program: 866-799-2329
International Student and Scholar Services: 215-898-4661
Pan Asian American Community House (PAACH): 215-746-6046