Congratulations to APEN leader Christina Saeteurn for winning the congratulations on winning the 2012 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty award from the Marguerite Casey Foundation! Continue reading
by Roger Kim, Executive Director, re-blogged from Huffington Post
Although Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) comprise the fastest growing group in the country , the data only captures a slice of our communities’ contributions to California. It is individuals and their stories that better reflect the growing impact of APIs on the future and direction of this great state. Continue reading
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APEN sends love to the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the California Domestic Workers Coalition celebrating their.
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Thanks to your actions the Richmond City Council passed a resolution holding Chevron accountable for the health and safety risks their refinery poses to the community. This is the first step in holding Chevron accountable for the horrific explosion that occurred on August 6, 2012.
APEN Leader Lipo Chanthanasack says:
“Chevron must invest in good jobs and economic development for Richmond residents, like a good person take full responsibility for the explosion and assure us this type of thing will never happen again.”
The first class of the APEN Academy celebrated their graduation on October 6 with a big BBQ with friends and family in Nichol Park in Richmond.
Launched on July 21, APEN ran an 8-week academy to strengthen the leadership and organizing skills of APEN members in Oakland and Richmond. About 25 leaders are attending the academy, but the numbers are growing each week! Workshops were interpreted in Mien, Khmu, Cantonese, and Mandarin.