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Cultural Work Roundup August 2020

The meaning of success can vary across time, space, and bodies; however, success is the common goal and enemy for our innermost and collective selves. How can we draw success in a shape that allows us to heal and grow? Is strategizing pear-shaped? An endless wave? An octagon with two circles in it? […]

By |2020-08-10T21:56:22+00:00August 10th, 2020|Arts & Culture, Featured, News & Events|

Lead with your story: Apply for APANO’s Building Civic Power program in Washington County!

Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:00am
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What is Building Civic Power?

Building Civic Power is a pilot program that will bring together 8-10 Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in Washington County to amplify their storytelling power and civic leadership potential.

The goal of Building Civic Power is to develop API civic leaders […]

By |2020-07-28T20:47:48+00:00July 27th, 2020|Arts & Culture, Featured, News & Events|

June 2020 Cultural Work Roundup


How can we keep our Black and Brown siblings safe? How can we care for each other during and beyond the pandemic? COVID-19 has sharpened and expanded the impact of the historical and systematic processes targeting our communities. From unlearning to practicing, on ourselves and with each other, we can deeply and creatively […]

By |2020-06-10T00:38:34+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Arts & Culture, Featured, Uncategorized|

Keep on Pushing – a Talk on Resilience with Malo Ala’ilima

We end our API Womxn in Leadership series with Manumalo (Malo) Salamasina Ala’ilima, one of APANO’s beloved board members and co-founder of UTOPIA-PDX. UTOPIA-PDX – the United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance – Portland provides sacred spaces to strengthen the minds and bodies of QTPI’s (queer and trans Pacific Islanders) through community organizing, […]

We Belong at the Table: Grace and Carol Talk Leadership During COVID-19

Carol Lee and Grace Henricks are two powerhouses of APANO’s team. Grace is APANO’s Small Business Advisor, and Carol is APANO’s Business Navigator Consultant. Together, the two have paired up during the COVID-19 crisis to provide assistance and resources to small businesses all across APANO’s community. 

What work have you been doing in […]