#GiveInMay Spotlight: Filipino Advocates for Justice

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

For more than 40 years, Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) has been an advocate for immigrant, worker and civil rights in the East Bay. It was originally established in 1973 by students and community members in the East Bay. However, over its long organizational history, FAJ hasn’t just stayed to this mission alone — it has

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#GiveInMay Spotlight: The SEAD Project

BY MAI NGUYEN DO

Excerpt from The SEAD Project’s statement on the murder of George Floyd: “As an organization based in North Minneapolis working with our Southeast Asian diaspora, we know the historical trauma and social oppression that’s used as a divisive tool between our marginalized communities. We need self-reflection, course correction, and internal healing in order to understand how

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#GiveInMay Spotlight: National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

How do you work in local communities as a national organization? How do you navigate when and where your support is needed? National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) is a national organization that is nearly 30 years old, and throughout their 30 years, they’ve addressed substance use in multiple cities and states, and

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#GiveInMay Spotlight: Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE)

BY CHRIS PHAN, APIAVOTE

“ARISE has affected me extremely positively when it comes to my growth both work wise and internally. Through ARISE I have learned how to be more open minded, was taught that my voice holds as much power as anyone else, and recognized that my compassion and empathy for others is not a weakness.”

Symone Burrell, ARISE

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Hmong Americans are up for grabs in the 2020 presidential election

BY YANG SAO XIONG

As Asian Americans gear up for what some anticipate will be one of the most consequential, most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history this November, it is important to consider which individuals within the Asian American electorate are most up for grabs.

Surprisingly, Hmong Americans are a group that stand out in terms of fitting this …

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#GiveInMay Launches with Over 80 Nonprofits and Philanthropic Partners

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May 1, 2020

More than 80 Nonprofits and Philanthropic Partners Launch #GiveInMay
Giving Campaign to mark 30th Anniversary of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1990, the federal government officially recognized May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), expanding the weeklong celebration begun in 1978 to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders …

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AAPI Mapping Tool for #2020Census and Beyond

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January 30, 2020

2020 Census and Beyond: Planning and Visualization Tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been the fastest growing racial groups in the country, and the 2020 Census is expected to show continued rapid population gains. At the same time, the Census Bureau’s research has also shown that

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