We all deserve a healthy and clean environment where our communities can thrive.
APEN is redefining environmental justice and reimagining public safety.
We are honoring the lives of Mr. Thongsoun Phuthama and his wife, Boua Vanvilay, who passed away from COVID-19 on December 22 and 25th respectively. Thoungsoun and Boua were both active leaders in Richmond’s Laotian community, and their passing, amidst so much other...
I listened to rally speeches left and right from different organizations. And then, I heard someone from APEN on a microphone talking about Richmond, the Khmu and Laotian refugee experience, and the battle for Environmental Justice.
This election was proof that when our communities come together, when we build power from the bottom-up that is rooted in working-class communities and communities of color, we can win real victories for justice, for our health, for our neighborhoods and for our future.
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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Together, we are stronger than the crises that threaten us.
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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