From youths to retirees, nonprofit staff to corporate staff, over 90 dreamers and doers from across the country, including Irvine, CA, St. Paul, MN, and Columbia, S.C., came together in Oakland for our 2014 Convening.
Change is in the air! With great enthusiasm, we announce two new Co-Chairs. After 3.5 years of service, AAPIP Chicago Chapter Co-Chair Shilpa Bavikatte has passed the baton to Kashif Shaikh, Program Officer at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
After over four years at AAPIP, Laila Mehta has stepped down as the director of the Civic Engagement Fund. AAPIP will continue its commitment to AMEMSA communities as part of its advocacy efforts for increased investments in under-resourced communities.
The recent fatal shooting of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown by police officers and the ongoing militarized response serves as a wake up call for all of us. Communities around the world have galvanized around this tragic moment to organize around broader issues of police brutality, transparency, and the profiling of young men of color.