Now Weekly Issue 004: AAPI Community News
Another week, another round up of incredible things our AAPI community is up to. Check out the latest AAPI community news below!
N.Y., Calif. lawmakers promise resources, protection in wake of attacks on Asian seniors
This week, California lawmakers passed a bill to allocate $1.4 million in funds to tracking incidents of anti-Asian hate. The bill has yet to go into legislation. If it does successfully, the funds will go entirely to the organization Stop AAPI Hate.
AAPI Community News Source: nbcnews.com
Hundreds of people are volunteering to escort elderly Asian Americans to help keep them safe
The Walt Disney Company Sends Message Denouncing the Violence Against Asian-American Pacific Islanders
Yesterday, Disney released a message on their Instagram standing with the AAPI community. The message condemned the attacks and voiced open support for pivotal AAPI organizations, such as Stop AAPI Hate.
Several Asian American entrepreneurs grace Forbes 30 under 30 Retail & Ecommerce List
The Gold List Aims To Make Sure Asian Actors And Filmmakers Strike Oscar Gold
The Gold List is a brand new initiative led by film industry professionals to give Asian American films better representation. Two organizations, Gold House and Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, will support advertising campaigns for Asian American films, which often are not equipped with a massive. Hollywood ad budget.
AAPI Community News Source: huffpost.com
Biden nominates first South Asian American to lead personnel office
On February 23rd, President Biden announced his appointment of Kiran Ahuja to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM.) Ahuja has been part of the OPM for almost 6 years and has also served as the Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
AAPI Community News Source: federaltimes.com
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