WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and reflects on opportunities for allyship and racial equity. Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of APIAHF released the following statement:
“Dr. King’s actions and words have continued to inspire all, bound not by race, religion or political affiliation but by our humanity and an enduring desire to be a more just and more inclusive society. His fight for civil rights, racial equity and justice are principles that we hold dear at APIAHF.
This is why we strive to advance racial and health equity and why we commit ourselves to growing, learning, reflecting and standing in allyship with Black, indigenous and communities of color.
Today and everyday, let us recommit to uplifting the vibrancy, resiliency and diversity of all of our communities, raising our collective voices and creating a culture of service, inclusion and care. As neighbors who care, let’s join together on this national day of service in honoring Dr. King’s legacy.”
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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.