News

  • 05/10/2021
    AANHPI Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on our history, our heritage, and our future. The last year has been especially difficult for our communities, with the pandemic worsening existing racist disparities in our health care systems, especially for our NHPI and COFA families. The pandemic also brought medical scapegoating, with Asians and Asian Americans facing increased hate incidents as politicians sought to place blame for an uncontrollable virus. All of this pain is a part of our history, but we’re also more than just this pain. We are more than media narratives, we are more… Read more
  • 04/01/2021
    Opportunity AnnouncementContact: Rosa Mai | rosa.mai@capaa.wa.gov | (206) 370-9554 April 1, 2021 The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications for candidates to serve the diverse APA constituency of Washington State. CAPAA is a small, cabinet-level state agency comprised of two staff and 12 commissioners representing the geographic and cultural diversity of APA Washingtonians. Its mission is to improve the well-being of APA’s living in Washington State by identifying and examining issues impacting them. Its role is to… Read more
  • 03/09/2021
    The Commission will convene its Public Board Meeting on Saturday, March 20, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Based on guidance from the Department of Health related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the meeting will be held remotely via video conference call. A dial-in option will also be available for those who are unable to access the meeting electronically. The link to participate and dial-in information will be available along with the meeting materials to the general public on CAPAA’s website prior to the meeting. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment may contact… Read more
  • 02/11/2021
    Lunar New Year is right around the corner! We wish a very happy and prosperous new year to our friends and family who celebrate. As we enter the Year of the Ox, we celebrate the resilience and strength of our communities. We look forward to another year of serving the diverse communities of Washington on behalf of the Washington state Governor. This Friday, we’ll be joining Sen. Joe Nguyen and Rep. My-Linh Thai for their annual Lunar New Year celebration! This is a chance for our communities to virtually gather and celebrate as we enter a new year. Join us for remarks from state leaders… Read more