Ambassador Rice and Congressman Richmond expressed gratitude for the participants’ courageous leadership in addressing acts of violence and bias against Asian American communities. They reiterated President Biden’s commitment to ending anti-Asian violence and bias, and confronting the role that some federal leaders played during the COVID-19 pandemic in promoting unfounded fear and bias against Asian American communities.Read More
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is set to use its $1.8 million dollar award to address the “digital divide” in Asian American communities and offer additional simplified vaccination instructions in less broadly spoken but critical languages like Samoan, Marshallese and Chuukese, said CEO Juliet K. Choi.
Choi also said online messaging about vaccines would be prominent on popular communication platforms like WeChat, WhatsApp, and KaKao.Read More
The everyday lives of Black, Latino, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native communities are shaped by generations of systemic racism. The U.S. government played a significant role in setting these conditions. It only stands to reason that the same government has a responsibility to dismantle these systems, which have prevented our nation from being the truly free, truly equal land it hopes to be. A White House office dedicated to racial equity would be able to coordinate the full range of federal agency efforts to advance racial equity, centered on the administration’s promise to confront systemic racism and heal the “soul of our nation.”Read More
Press Release from Sen. Michael BennetRead More
“Actions matter. Leadership matters, what the leadership looks like matters. And in just the first week of this administration, having the President of the United States declare and be able to openly discuss racial healing … I think, matters.”Read More
“In 2020, the world experienced a historical chapter of reckoning with how systemic racism permeates throughout civil society. We call on the Biden-Harris administration to lead the country with a whole of government approach with the charge of dismantling institutionalized racism, tackling the deep rooted inequities that exist for communities of color, while also uplifting and celebrating the resilience and brilliance of the diversity our communities represent,” said Juliet K. Choi, CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum.Read More