WBEZ covered our virtual Asian American Action Day which featured testimonies from community leaders and a Q&A with Gov. J.B. Pritzker. On Thursday, speakers talked about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the community, including racism toward Asians, a lack of government support for undocumented community members and a need for more language services to help immigrants access services. Read… Read more »
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our director of organizing Grace Pai penned an op-ed discussing the significance of Asian American history, and why it’s so important to teach now.
Cori Nakamura Lin, one of the leaders in our A Just Chi police accountability working group, was featured in this article on Prism about Asian American and Black solidarity. “Ending police brutality is also an Asian issue. Many people see Asians as being light-skinned and middle class, but ‘Asian American’ includes so many different populations,… Read more »
Our director of organizing Grace Pai spoke with WBEZ about our work to strengthen language access in Illinois, and how the pandemic has highlighted the need for long-term solutions. “For every new initiative, the city or the state announces … whether it’s rent assistance or just any new policy encouraging folks to stay home, that… Read more »
Our executive director Andy Kang penned an op-ed in the Chicago Reader that addresses the patterns of racist rhetoric that have had dangerous consequences in our country’s history, and how we can prevent history from repeating itself as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.