Asian American Solidarity Statement

Last week, our nation felt once again the pain and suffering caused by violence born out of the insidious evil of racism.

A shockwave swept across our communities, hitting home for our many Asian-American sisters and brothers.

There are no words at this time to express our deepest sorrow for the loss of life in Atlanta. There are also no words that fully express the significant loss for the Asian-American community and for all of us as members of our one human family.

So instead, I want to take a moment to honor one of our region’s greatest: Tom “Tommy” Kobayashi (1926-2018) 

Please learn about this wonderful human being, be inspired by his story, his legacy, and his love of humanity!

Mirya Muñoz-Roach
Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle | King County