Felicity Green, Executive Coordinator to the President and Board of Education
January 27th, 2023
Clatsop Community College shares the grief over those killed and injured during the Lunar New Year Celebrations this week. The annual celebrations are typically a time for sharing the joys of family connections and community spirit. We are horrified and deeply saddened by the disturbing acts of violence. While there are more questions than answers about the circumstances, we know that many families and friends are grieving for those lost. We hope that the injured recover quickly from their physical wounds as the emotional wounds may take more time to heal.
Sadly, we have seen an increase in attacks directed at the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander communities. Our local history was forged by the strength and tenacity of many individuals whose roots originated in Asia, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. We would not be the community we are today without our intermingled history. It is with this in mind that we extend our heartfelt condolences to all who are impacted by the recent devastating violence. In this time of grief, we stand firm in our commitment to each other and to the knowledge that we all benefit when we stand together.
President, Clatsop Community College