Dear Academy Community,

On behalf of the Governing Board and administration, I am writing to express our deep sadness and outrage for the growing violence against the Asian population throughout the U.S. Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by these horrific anti-Asian incidents, including the most recent attacks in Atlanta.

As a school community focused on health and personal transformation, we reaffirm our commitment to fighting against racism in all its forms and to ending systemic racism where ever and how ever we can, for all members of our school community.

During these challenging times, we must use our words and our presence to make change happen. If you see something, say something, and help keep each other safe. Stand up for your community and report and instances specific to our institution. You can report incidents on campus to any staff member. Please visit and to learn more or to report an incident outside of our institution.

As always, we are here for you and we welcome any feedback you have about how we can make our school as safe, nurturing, and inclusive as possible.

With love,
Misti Oxford-Pickeral
President, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture