We Stand in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
At Strother Enterprises, we are a diverse team that values equality and respect for all people above all else. We are outraged by the ongoing violent attacks against Asian Americans and the recent Atlanta shootings. Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the victims, and we are fully committed to supporting social and racial justice for our brothers and sisters in the Asian community.
The hostility, hate and violence must end. There is an opportunity to impact change and it can begin within our places of work. As business owners in the Philadelphia community, we call on all local businesses to decry these heinous acts and show your support for all who are impacted by this tragedy. We can begin by denouncing Asian xenophobia, and supporting initiatives that advance Asian social and economic justice.
We stand in solidarity with our employees, partners and neighbors in the Asian community and we pledge to work with you to continue to create spaces for acceptance, empathy and kindness. For two decades, we’ve partnered with Mike Chow and his Sang Kee restaurants. Our most recent success as partners is with the Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen at the Live! Casino and Hotel in Philadelphia to bring jobs and opportunities to people of color. Our success as partners is a testament to our city’s rich diversity. And yet, we are all too familiar with how systemic racism, and the ways in which it manifests, erodes the vitality within our homes and neighborhoods.
Combatting racism is everyone’s responsibility. We, therefore, ask that you join us in taking meaningful action to uplift minority communities by fostering safe public spaces. Let’s begin with condemning all forms of hate crimes, intolerance and injustice towards Asian Americans in an effort to create a more humane and compassionate world. The atrocities that took place in Atlanta and Colorado unfortunately are not uncommon in our country. So, let’s continue to call for stricter gun control.
We encourage everybody to call their U.S. Congressmen or Congresswoman to encourage their support of gun control legislation.