We owe it to activists like Grace Lee Boggs and Yuri Kochiyama for making Asian American voices heard in the Civil Rights Movement, which led to the expansion of voting rights to include people of color.
How is everyone else celebrating this day and Women’s History Month? Just to name a few: Google Doodle is featuring 12 woman artists; Barbie released new dolls that include Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim.
Where was APIAVote this weekend?
We thank Raymond Partolan, an immigrant rights advocate and DACA recipient, for driving 9 hours during Nor'easter to deliver APIAVote's keynote speech at Cornell University for ECAASU: East Coast Asian American Student Union's conference. Made possible by Southwest Airlines, Partolan is the first featured speaker in our New Faces of Leadership series.
Our Executive Director Christine Chen attended a conference hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Associations, which connected students to organizations like APIAVote. We thank them for having us!