November Meeting Recap, POC Legislative Summit, and More

November Meeting Recap The Commission convened its last public board meeting of 2022 in King County at the Hirabayashi Place. We were joined by State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos and State Senator Rebecca Saldana. You can watch a recording of the meeting here. Our next meeting will be in Pierce County on January 28th, 2023 at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Keep an eye out for our full 2023 public board meeting schedule! POC Legislative Summit The 4th Annual Washington State People of Color Legislative Summit (POCLS) in on on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM. Organizational and self-identified community leaders of color across Washington are cordially invited to join virtually to represent [...]

By |2022-12-08T08:44:53-08:00December 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

August 18th Newsletter

September Board Meeting Join the Commission for its September Public Board Meeting at the Wapato Filipino Community Center in Yakima County. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with an opportunity to make public comments during lunch. Meeting highlights include: Welcome remarks from Washington State Representative Alex Ybarra (R- 13th LD); Community presentation by Lon Inaba & Stan Viernes on the history and legacy of interracial collaboration in the Yakima Valley; Elections to board leadership including and designation of committee assignments. Meeting materials, including a link to participate virtually, can be found online at our website: Board Meetings - Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific [...]

By |2022-08-19T06:51:48-07:00August 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

March Newsletter: Public Board Meeting Notification

Join us for our March Board Meeting! The Commission will convene its Public Board Meeting on Saturday, March 19th, from 10 AM – 12 PM. The meeting will be held virtually with a dial in option to participate. A link to participate and dial-in information are below. Meeting materials are available to the general public on CAPAA’s website. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment may contact Project Coordinator Brenda O’Brien at <brenda.obrien@capaa.wa.gov> with the following information: name, phone number, e-mail address, and affiliated organization. Click here to join the meeting Dial-in information is as follows:  Meeting ID: 848 9908 4241 Passcode: 142654 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84899084241#,,,,*142654# US (Tacoma) [...]

By |2022-03-21T09:21:00-07:00March 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Welcoming K’gnausa Newsletter

CAPAA Welcomes New Project Manager K’gnausa Yodkerepauprai K’gnausa Yodkerepauprai (“Keen-yah-suh Yawd-keery-paw-pry) joined CAPAA as its new Project Manager in February. He is a first-generation Thai Canadian-American, who immigrated with his mother to Madison, Wisconsin before moving to Olympia, Washington. He holds a B.A in Political Science from Evergreen State College. Previously, K’gnausa served in a number of legislative offices, including the Office of Senator Joe Nguyen (34th LD), the Office of Senator John McCoy (38th LD), and the Office of Congressman Denny Heck (10th CD). These experiences kindled a passion for public policy and advocacy that he proudly brings to CAPAA. K’gnausa cares deeply about preserving the environment, as [...]

By |2022-03-07T13:28:22-08:00March 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

December Newsletter: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! As we move into 2022, we leave a year unlike any other. As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the ANHPI communities of the state of Washington. In this last year, we've helped coordinate vaccinations and pushed to prioritize the members of our community who were most at-risk, and ensured that everyone had the information they needed to stay safe and healthy. We've held conversations with community leaders and elected officials to uplift the stories and voices in our communities. We spoke out against the rise in anti-Asian hate and provided resources to report instances of hate and discrimination. We are also eternally grateful [...]

By |2021-12-23T15:19:32-08:00December 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Join us for a discussion on anti-Asian hate

Constructs of Hate: Dissecting anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in Washington To round out ANHPI Heritage Month, CAPAA is hosting a panel discussion on anti-Asian racism. Join us on Wednesday, May 26th for Constructs of Hate, where we'll be joined by a group of experts to talk about anti-Asian racism, addressing the intersection of racism and misogyny, contextualizing the attacks with the greater rise of white supremacist groups both nationally and here in Washington state, and discussing proposed solutions. Our speakers include: Grace Huang, Policy Director for the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and Commissioner for the Washington State Women’s Commission Ye-Ting Woo, Assistant United States Attorney in the Terrorism and Violent Crimes Unit, [...]

By |2021-05-26T16:07:47-07:00May 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Resources for Reporting Hate Incidents

A Note from CAPAA We stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors of acts of violence fueled by hate. We are outraged by the senseless deaths of eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, at the hands of a spree shooter in Atlanta, Georgia. The palpable presence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in today’s society has been exacerbated by this heinous incident, and opens up so many wounds for so many people. As we grieve together as a community united, we acknowledge that hate, violence, and discrimination have been culturally, politically, and structurally supported throughout American history and continues today. The rise in anti-Asian sentiment since Covid-19 [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:12:40-07:00March 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Resources for Reporting Hate Incidents

A Note from CAPAA We stand in solidarity with the victims and survivors of acts of violence fueled by hate. We are outraged by the senseless deaths of eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, at the hands of a spree shooter in Atlanta, Georgia. The palpable presence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in today’s society has been exacerbated by this heinous incident, and opens up so many wounds for so many people. As we grieve together as a community united, we acknowledge that hate, violence, and discrimination have been culturally, politically, and structurally supported throughout American history and continues today. The rise in anti-Asian sentiment since Covid-19 [...]

By |2021-03-19T17:28:02-07:00March 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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