Our Stories

Read the latest news from our campaigns and programs featuring stories and insights directly from our network of community members, giving circle organizers, AAPIP members and philanthropic allies.

Delphine Hirasuna, author & guest curator for “The Art of Gaman”

Fri, 2010-06-18
AAPIP is looking forward to our next AAPIP 2010 next week in Washington DC at the Art of Gaman exhibit. Delphine Hirasuna, the author and guest curator of the Art of Gaman, will be present for a book signing and to lead a private tour of the artifacts for our guests.

Zahra Billoo & Amardeep Singh speakers at June 2010 DC event!

Thu, 2010-06-17
AAPIP’s upcoming community reception, program and private viewing of The Art of Gaman Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 will serve as a framework to draw on the experiences of Japanese Americans interned during World War II and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in post–9/11 America.

Welcome Laila Mehta, AAPIP Civic Engagement Fund Associate Director

Fri, 2010-06-11
Please join the Board of Directors and Staff of AAPIP in welcoming Laila Mehta as the Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Fund for AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) Communities. Learn more about Laila and her thoughts on the shared experiences of AMEMSA and Asian American communities in times of crisis, the focus of our program on June 23, in the video.

Board Member Alice Ito’s remarks on cross-cultural partnerships

Sat, 2010-05-22
At AAPIP’s recent site session to the Amache Internment Camp and the Sand Creek Massacre Site in Colorado, we drew many poignant lessons from linking the experiences of Japanese Americans displaced and interned during World War II and the history of struggle in Native American communities, past and present. Alice Ito, one of our new Board Members and a long-time AAPIP chapter member, was asked to deliver plenary remarks at the Native Philanthropy Institute on April 24th prior to our site session.

Reflections on Amache & Sand Creek

Fri, 2010-05-07
We’ve invited Penelope “Penny” Haru Snipper, founding member of AAPIP’s Minnesota Chapter, to share her personal experiences as a participant on our recent Native Americans in Philanthropy & AAPIP joint site session to the Amache Internment Center and the Sand Creek Massacre Site in Colorado.

AAPIP/NAP Site Session Part 1- La Junta, Koshare Museum & Inspiration

Wed, 2010-04-28
The AAPIP/NAP (Native Americans in Philanthropy) site session got off to an inspiring start as almost 40 grantmakers and staff set out for Southeast Colorado on the first leg of a journey that will eventually make its way to Amache Internment Camp and the site of the Sand Creek Massacre.

AAPIPers in Denver for our annual membership gathering and COF 2010!

Tue, 2010-04-27
It’s been a burst of activity for us over the course of the last several days in Denver, Colorado–and we’re far from finished. In addition to our yearly Membership Meeting, there was a full slate of programs in partnership with other philanthropic affinity groups and allies, including the Council on Foundations (COF).

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