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, and the Criminal Civil Rights Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice
- Joan Braune, Adjunct Faculty at Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies and Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies
- DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson, Community Organizing Manager for API Chaya
We are thrilled to be joined by these brilliant speakers to tackle this complex topic.
Tune in to the discussion at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 26th at facebook.com/wacapaa
Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Town Hall
|Join CAPAA and APIC for our upcoming Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Townhall with state legislators. The townhall will be taking place on May 26th from 5 – 6:30 PM and we’ll be hearing from some of our Asian and Asian American legislators about how our communities will be impacted by this past session.
You can join us on May 26th by registering here: http://bit.ly/AandPImonthtownhall
Who: A&PI community members and state legislators
What: An A&PI Heritage Month townhall
Where: Online – you will receive the zoom link after registering
When: May 26th, 5 to 6:30 PM PST
Why: To give our communities a chance to hear updates from legislators, share feedback, and ask questions
We hope to see you there!
Community Connections: Reflections on Identity & the American Experience
In a time of division, the need for cross-community conversations is needed more than ever. Join Jewish Family Service Rabbi Will Berkovitz and community activist and Author Ron Chew for an intimate conversation moderated by former King 5 Anchor Lori Matsukawa celebrating Asian American and Jewish American Heritage Months. From identity to the American experience to modern day social justice, learn from community leaders about the struggles and opportunities for allyship in this critical moment.
Register now: https://adl.zoom.us/webinar/re…
WHIAAPI Community Policy Briefing
|In Celebration of Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders invites you to a virtual Community Policy Briefing. In March, the Biden-Harris administration released an AAPI fact sheet and announced additional actions to respond to anti-Asian violence, xenophobia and bias. Senior administration officials and staff will be providing an overview and updates related to the actions with participation from AAPI community organizations.
The virtual event will be on Thursday, May 27 at 7 AM Pacific Time.
Register now: Webinar Registration – Zoom (zoomgov.com)
Guaranteed Education Tuition Annual Enrollment Ends May 31st
|Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) is Washington’s 529 prepaid college tuition plan. GET helps families with young children securely save for future higher education expenses. Funds saved with GET can be used worldwide at eligible colleges, apprenticeship programs, and trade schools.
The State of Washington guarantees the value of your GET account will keep pace with the cost of college tuition, no matter how much it changes in the future.
When a student is ready for college, the money withdrawn remains tax-free when used for qualified higher education expenses like tuition, room and board, books, computers, and supplies.
Start early, save more, and increase opportunities for reaching higher education goals. Paying for college does not have to be overwhelming. Every dollar saved now means less to worry about in the future. Get started today with WA529 College Savings Plans
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Washington residents ages 12 and up! If you or a loved one have not yet been vaccinated, there’s an easy way to find vaccinations near you! The Washington State Department of Health has a Vaccine Locator page available, or you can call 1-800-525-0127. Language assistance is available.
If you or someone you know is homebound and not able to leave the house to get the COVID-19 vaccine, homebound vaccination services are available through this survey: https://redcap.link/WA_HomeBasedVax.
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
|The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, a temporary program that helps families and households who are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program provides a discount up to $75/month on monthly high-speed internet bills for qualifying low-income households and a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities
Washington is home to vibrant communities and diverse residents who all have unique talents, skills and experiences. Governor Inslee places a high priority on boards, commissions, and agencies that are reflective of the diverse make-up of Washington and that utilize the impressive talent of our residents. We are always seeking skilled and experienced individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to participate in boards and commissions ensuring an effective and representative government.
We are excited to share the highlighted Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities.
As someone with deep roots in your respective communities and organizations, we hope that you will share these opportunities. Anyone interested in being appointed will need to fill out this Application. Please explore the Boards and Commissions Profiles if you are interested in learning more about the many opportunities to get involved!