Dear NAWIC members,

We are troubled by the recent rise in hate crimes against our Asian American and Pacific Islander neighbors. Since the National Association of Women in Construction began, it has stood for those who are underrepresented, unheard and discriminated against. It is our duty and responsibility to continue to do so and speak up for communities who are treated differently based on their ethnicity, race, gender, or any reason.

NAWIC stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We mourn the lives lost due to racism and prejudices and we offer our support to our members who may be feeling hurt, confused, and fearful during this time.

We call upon our members and all women in construction to denounce racism, amplify voices of women of color, and take an active role in standing against injustices. We encourage everyone to remember NAWIC’s stance on discrimination:

“NAWIC supports the elimination of all discrimination and its effects, to ensure nondiscriminatory results and practices in the future, and to involve women and minorities and their business enterprises fully in contracts, educational opportunities and programs funded by public and private entities.”

To find resources on helping our neighbors impacted by the recent hate crimes, visit https://stopaapihate.org/. We encourage you to donate to organizations of your choosing to support racial justice. We also ask that you, our members, share this statement on your social media platforms to bring awareness to the injustices happening.

Sincerely,

Anne K. Pfleger, CIT
NAWIC President 2020-2021
www.nawic.org