A message to our community:

One year has passed since the killing of George Floyd. At that time, MCASD shared an official statement of solidarity, which reflected a commitment to uphold anti-racist practices in every facet of the Museum’s work. A year has passed, and still, the country awaits justice in the cases of Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, among so many others. The murders of both Andrew Brown and Ma'Khia Bryant this April demonstrate the urgent and ongoing need for racial justice.

The country is also grappling with the marked increase in violent attacks of our fellow Americans in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and both the  Palestinian and Jewish communities. Here in San Diego, we are witnessing a humanitarian crisis at our southern border and on our shores as many families seek refuge from the violence in their home countries. 

MCASD feels it is essential to continue to acknowledge these communities, reaffirm our solidarity with all those who are marginalized, oppressed, and endangered, and continue to work on our anti-racist policies and practices. 

MCASD’s staff pauses to remember those we have lost to these tragedies and continues to be inspired by the many artists and creatives who take a stance, raise their voices, and create artwork that moves us to take action.

We invite you to support the local organizations that are working diligently to protect the human rights of those impacted by current humanitarian crises. Please consider contributing to the International Rescue Committee with headquarters in San Diego, ACLU of San Diego and the Imperial Counties, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) and Asian Pacific American Coalition, and San Diego Rapid Response Network, to name a few.