The Trust is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred on March 16th in Atlanta, GA. Innocent lives were lost due to an act of violence directed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In the past year, these senseless acts toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have increased and are predicated upon a long history of anti-Asian racism. The Trust condemns these hate crimes and acts of racism. Our sentiments and solidarity are with the victims and their families and friends so critically affected by these indefensible acts.
The Trust Communities remain steadfast in working towards the day that systemic racism is past, social justice is the norm, and all communities are treated with respect and equality. In the Fall of 2020, as part of our “We Hold These Truths” series, The Trust collaborated with representatives from each of the National Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations to bring to our policyholders and psychologists a webinar that discussed systemic racism in psychology. Included in this discussion was a representative from the Asian-American Psychological Association (AAPA). Theirs is a uniquely powerful and relevant voice, and we encourage you not only to read their full statement here but to support their efforts.
The Trust remains dedicated to promoting anti-racist action in consideration of its operations, products, and risk-management activities. We reiterate our commitment to monitor and confront our own biases in the process of continuous growth. As an organization whose mission includes providing education and training programs, The Trust will continue to strive to model cultural humility, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and continue to be faithful to professional ethics, laws, and regulations.