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A COVID Conversation Between AAPIP Chapter Co-Chairs

Mon, 2020-04-20

We’ve all been hearing the news about the rise of anti-Asian hostility re-surfacing alongside COVID-19, but what does that look and feel like locally? We checked in with two AAPIP chapter leaders Hanh Le with the Metro DC chapter and James Liou with the Philadelphia chapter. 

AAPIP Statement on COVID-19

Thu, 2020-03-05
Dear Philanthrofolk, As the news surrounding COVID-19, or “coronavirus”, continues to flood the web and our screens, our sector springs into action to protect the safety and well-being of our employees, colleagues, and grantee partners. Philanthropy is asking important questions...

Webinar Recap: 2020 Census and Beyond

Wed, 2020-02-19
View the recording and slides for the illuminating discussion on 2020 Census efforts and gaps in AAPI communities led by Karthick Ramakrishnan, Founder and Director of AAPI Data, Karen Narasaki, consultant to the Bauman Foundation, and Christine Chen, Founder and Director of APIA Vote!

2020: The Final Decade of the "Model Minority" Myth - A Perspective From Brandon Hadi, AAPIP's Social Justice Fellow

Fri, 2020-01-17
In the short time that I have been involved with AAPIP, I have seen some bright and dark spots in this country’s philanthropic sector. The field of philanthropy has made strides toward advancing racial equity thanks to the tireless work of many, especially womxn of color and allies. As we all look to the future, which is ours to shape, I’d like to consider the 2020s as the final decade the philanthropic sector subscribes to stereotypes of any racialized group, and specifically, to unsubscribe from harmful “model minority” narratives imposed on Asians...

President's Message

Mon, 2019-09-30
Dear Colleagues, On September 3rd, 2019, I had the tremendous honor of becoming President and CEO of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). I am deeply grateful to follow a distinguished line of AAPIP’s leaders on whose shoulders I now stand, determined to leverage the legacies gifted to us by many generations of leaders across movements that have led the arc toward justice. I take on this role, inspired by the extended AAPIP community past, present, and future, ready and eager to roll up our collective sleeves, together with our many allies, at this very moment in time...