Division of Equity and Social Justice

DESJ Statement on AAPI Violence

We are angered, hurt, and grieving alongside our AAPI community. In the face of the recent tragedy in Atlanta and resurgence of violence against AAPI communities, the DESJ stands in solidarity with our communities and allies in collective condemnation of racism, misogyny, classism, and white supremacy.

The Atlanta mass shooting was the targeting and murdering of Asian American women. To not acknowledge this is negligent and inaccurate. We urge the media and law enforcement to treat this as a hate crime and humanize the victims of these racist attacks. Anything less perpetuates the invisibility of AAPI communities.
There are many things we can do. Here are a few places to start:

  1. Take care of yourself and check on each other. 
  2. Be informed and be an ally. 

     3. Support solidarity work. 


What We Do


The County of Santa Clara Division of Equity and Social Justice is comprised of seven different offices within the Office of the County Executive. These Offices include:

  • Office of Women's Policy

  • Office of Gender Based Violence Prevention

  • Office of Cultural Competency

  • Office of Immigrant Relations

  • Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement

  • Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Affairs

  • Office of the Census

Created to address a series of concerns brought forth by members of the public during Special Hearings on Immigration, Women, Hate Crimes, and Climate hearings in December 2016 and January 2017. The County has a commitment to our community which this Division attempts to address through the lens of equity and social justice issues, especially within the most marginalized communities.

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2460 North 1st Street
Suite 220
San Jose,  CA 95131

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