Dear Emperor’s College Community,

As we complete the summer quarter and approach a new academic year, filled with hope and excitement, we are also shocked and saddened by the reprehensible actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th.

Yun Kim, President Emperor’s College

Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, and our heart goes out to all those who were injured.

Emperor’s College condemns racism, violence, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and all expressions of hatred. As a community, Emperor’s College reaffirms our commitment to one another and to keep our campus a harmonious and supportive place. We are dedicated to creating a campus culture that values inclusion, equity, and social justice.

The work that we do at Emperor’s College—cultivating brilliant healers, opening minds and hearts, and promoting healing and health in the world—is deeply important. The way to defeat abhorrent ideas is with other ideas grounded in peace and love. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” We will continue to be a place where we cultivate compassion and empathy, and we will use what we are learning here to make the world a better place.

Sincerly,
Yun Kim, EdD
President, Emperor’s College