Statement on anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric

Image Credit: Christine Mace, March 20, 2021, NYC

2020 saw an unprecedented spike in hate speech, acts of hate, and violent attacks aimed Asian, South Pacific, and black and brown people. We want to be clear, white-supremacy must be denounced each and every time it reads its ugly head. We must not accept the anti-Asian and anti-black rhetoric and sentiments that we saw in 2021. In fact, we must do more. We must reject those sentiments. Loudly. We saw #NYC come out over the week and LOUDLY show up for and with our Asian communities. We love you, NYC.

Parker Daley-Garcia
Visual Arts Manager and Co-Curator
On Behalf of the Pen + Brush Board and Staff