The University of Iowa

CAPS Statement of Solidarity

April 1, 2021

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) condemns the recent rise in attacks against Asian communities during the pandemic and mourns the deaths of the recent shooting victims in Atlanta. We extend our support and solidarity to all who have experienced intimidation and the threat of violence.  

We will continue to work toward confronting these problems to embrace our shared humanity. Members of the CAPS community can report prejudice or discrimination incidents securely online to the UI Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or the UI Campus Inclusion Team (319-335-0705). Students can also seek help from Student Care and Assistance and the University of Iowa Counseling Service.


Cynthia Chou 
Professor of Anthropology 
C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family Chair of Asian Studies 
Director, Center for the Asian and Pacific Studies