Category: News

WBEZ: Asian American Groups Call For More Services And Less Racism During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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 »

Prism: Building Stronger Advocacy for Black Lives Matter Within Asian American Communities

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 »

WBEZ: For Non-English Speakers, Language Is A Barrier During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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 »