APANO Endorsements 2021

We support Community Leaders. APANO, an Oregon statewide Asian and Pacific Islander advocacy organization, is proud to endorse Duncan Hwang for Metro Council Seat 6 and Lamar Wise for Senate District 15 for their upcoming appointment processes.

What is Metro? Metro is a regional government that encompasses […]

By |2022-01-19T21:26:13+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Featured, News & Events|

December 2021 Cultural Work Roundup

/// December 2021 ///

Here’s your monthly dose of BIPOC makers, radical thinkers, and resources featuring recommendations by Cultural Work Coordinator, Roshani Thakore. If you would like to include an item to a future Cultural Work Roundup, email Roshani at roshani@apano.org by the 20th of that month.

Please note that Cultural Work will be taking […]

By |2021-12-14T21:00:57+00:00December 14th, 2021|Arts & Culture, Featured, News & Events|

CARES Act Small Business Relief Grantees

Congratulations to these small businesses in Multnomah County who are receiving CARES Act small business relief through a grant disbursement partnership with APANO and the County. 
We know that the grants do not meet all of the needs that continue to challenge small business owners during the pandemic, but hope that the funds will offer some […]
By |2021-12-14T20:57:47+00:00December 14th, 2021|Featured, News & Events|

A Letter from Anne and Pok on Community, Representation, and Their Hopes for 2022

As a young man in Thailand, my dad, Pok, dreamed of becoming a restaurant owner. In 1999, he opened Thai Roses Cuisine in Southwest Portland. Back then, the local Thai community was tiny. My dad’s impression of Oregon was that it was beautiful and had lots of trees. “But sometimes,” he says, “Living […]

By |2021-11-10T20:09:50+00:00November 9th, 2021|Featured, News & Events|

We Called, We Counted, and We Drew

Redistricting is a process that follows the Census, which redraws district lines every ten years to account for population changes. In Oregon, the Legislature is responsible for creating and passing a Redistricting plan. Their process starts with an initial map drafted by the Redistricting committee. The community gives feedback about these maps and […]

By |2021-11-08T19:24:35+00:00November 5th, 2021|Advocacy, Featured, News & Events|
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