Last week’s mass shooting in Atlanta is the latest reported attack in a disturbing trend of increased violence against Asian Americans. Dstillery condemns all forms of xenophobia, bigotry, and racism and we stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander employees, families, and communities.

Over the past few weeks, many of our advertising industry colleagues have spoken out to raise awareness of these racially motivated acts, and we urge our partners to join us in amplifying their calls for action. While the murders in Atlanta are receiving the media attention required to drive meaningful change, we know there are many incidents that go unreported and unaccounted for.

We support the work non-profits like Stop AAPI Hate are doing to document anti-Asian hate incidents. If you see something, do what you can to record, report, and support the individuals being attacked. Additionally, we encourage our community to utilize the resources and information available through initiatives like Welcome to Chinatown, Send Chinatown Love, and Protect Oakland Chinatown.

This week is a painful reminder of the important work still ahead of us. Dstillery is committed to doing our part as a company and a community to build a more just society.

Michael Beebe