We at JCLS believe that all individuals have the right to exist safely and visibly in our community and are committed to acknowledging when this right is threatened, as seen in the recent exponential rise of racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community during the past year.

Our organization is committed to advancing feelings of inclusion and belonging for the AAPI community in Jackson County. If you are a member of the AAPI community seeking support at this time, please call the national crisis line at 1-800-273-TALK or 1-877-990-8585 for Asian Languages. If you see incidents of violence or discrimination against the AAPI community please report at STOPAAPIHATE.org.