This Juneteenth, I remember the powerful piece written by Nikole Hannah-Jones last year when she spearheaded the 1619 Project at the New York Times, “I had been taught, in school, through cultural osmosis, that the flag wasn’t really ours, that our history as a people began
AAPIP is pleased to announce our Giving Circle COVID-19 Response Fund. This Fund supports AAPI focused Giving Circle efforts to address immediate economic and health concerns including anti-Asian hate (proactive and reactive responses) while also advancing civic engagement to build community power for the longer term. AAPIP’s Giving Circle Network is anchored in AAPI communities all a
AAPIP is thrilled to announce new and returning board members who have been elected by you, our membership. They are a distinguished group of colleagues and we are honored to have them on board - please join us in welcoming them!
The start of this new decade has indeed been one for the history books in so many ways, and it has only just begun. In recognition of this movement moment around anti-Blackness, AAPIP is converting the time we are holding for the webinar to instead create space for a discussion around how we as AAPIs in philanthropy can process and show up in this era to end anti-Black racism in its
At AAPIP, we are devastated by the news of Mr. George Floyd’s death and the weight of yet another Black life senselessly taken by excessive and lethal force, this time, at the knee of a white police officer. We stand in solidarity with George’s family, friends, and the African American community in Minneapolis and beyond in mourning his tragic death.
In its earliest days, AAPI philanthropy in the U.S. existed largely in the form of mutual aid to survive in a country that legislated its hostility through an “unwelcome” mat called the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882.
AAPIP Chicago hosted a series of webinars during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to explore issues related to COVID-19 affecting our communities. This session discussed the increase in anti-Asian racism and its effects in our communities and included the following panelists: