We all deserve a healthy and clean environment where our communities can thrive.

APEN is redefining environmental justice and reimagining public safety.

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Chinatown Volunteer Ambassadors Built Safety through Care and Connection

Chinatown Volunteer Ambassadors Built Safety through Care and Connection

Earlier this year, after several high-profile incidents in which Bay Area Asian elders were attacked on camera, we called on our communities to step up and support our Chinatown and Eastlake communities. Hundreds of people responded to the call, volunteering to take shifts as volunteer ambassadors in Oakland Chinatown and helping to spread the word.

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For over two decades, APEN has been building the power of Asian immigrant and refugee communities on the frontlines of fighting big polluters.

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We need long-term volunteers who:


  • Are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Mien, Khmu, or Lao or
  • Have professional filmmaking, photography and/or graphic design skills or
  • Are from the Oakland Chinatown or Richmond’s Southeast Asian communities

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