June 2021 Issue
Dear AAPIP Community,
Happy Pride, and soon, Juneteenth!
We hope that as many places around the country reopen, you are able to (safely) venture and reconnect with land and people. As many of us engage in celebrations and festivities for Pride and Juneteenth, let us never forget that these have always been political events standing up against unjust and oppressive systems. Let us never forget that Pride was organized by Black, trans womxn activists including Marsha P. Johnson. Last year, AAPIP's President and CEO, Pat Eng, shared her reflections on Juneteenth in Juneteenth: A New Frame of Reverence.
AAPIP has exciting news to share! AAPIP is honored and grateful to be among 286 organizations to receive a generous gift from MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett at a most pivotal moment in this climate of re-awakened anti-Asian violence amidst this nation's continued journey around racial equity and anti-Blackness. This gift will help AAPIP set the stage for our 4th decade to advance new philanthropy for an inclusive democracy through cross-racial solidarity in action. AAPIP has been working hard to meet the moment, build community, and evolve philanthropic practices. Read our full announcement about this celebratory moment.
AAPIP also has exciting career opportunities and Board updates which you can read more about below!
The AAPIP Team