What is "VOICES OF CHANGE"?

Voices of Change 2024
"Roots of Resilience"

We wish to give a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us for APANO & APANO AF's annual fundraiser, Voices of Change this year! We’re all still buzzing from the energy and positivity felt at the event! Your generosity and support truly blew us away. Thanks to you all, we were able to raise a combined $96,000 for APANO and APANO Action Fund’s continued work. We hope you enjoyed the evening, and whether you went home with cute root stickers, a truffle experience, or just good memories, we are so grateful to call you our community!

“Roots of Resilience” is more than just a theme—it's a testament to the strength we find when we come together. Our APANO members and supporters are truly the roots that anchor us in this work. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of our journey and for helping us grow stronger, deeper, and more resilient than ever before!

If you missed the event, we hope you'll join us next year, and in the meantime please enjoy our photo gallery of the event!

Photography credit: JD Duran - JDDuran.com

Voices of Change 2023 - a photo of a large open roomwith many tables with white table cloths and black chairs with many people sitting and standing. Lots of smiling faces and people of all ages.
What is "VOICES OF CHANGE"?

Voices of Change is an annual fundraiser for our sibling organizations, APANO and APANO Action Fund. With ongoing community support, we are able to continue advocating for and lifting up the change-making leaders in our communities.

Support our work and join us on May 16th to celebrate and honor Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month!

TICKETS

5/13/24 Update — Voices of Change 2024 is SOLD OUT!

Tickets include admission, pre-program reception, dinner from Sandy's Myanmar Cuisine, live performance from White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance, amazing auction packages and an inspiring community speaker.

*The fair market value of an admission ticket to Voices of Change is $25. Any additional amount paid is tax deductible.

GETTING TO AVENUE

Find parking and transportation information here.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

ALLY (APANO Leaders + Liberated Youth)

ALLY (APANO Leaders and Liberated Youth) is the youth organizing arm of APANO, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. ALLY is open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) ages 13-21. ALLY aims to build the leadership skills of working-class youth through community organizing, leadership development, and political education. We do our best to bring a holistic lens to all of our programming, centering intersectionality, healing, and the lived experiences of our youth. ALLY’s engagement opportunities cover a wide spectrum of passions—from poetry to comprehensive sex ed to building relationships with nature!

Read about their 2015-2016 campaign: Missing Pages of our History, in which ALLY youth were victorious in getting the Portland Public Schools School Board to vote unanimously for a resolution to bring ethnic studies to all PPS high schools within 4 years.

For more information, contact Youth Organizing team des@apano.org and brittney@apano.org.

Learn more about our ALLY program

Parent Organizing

The parent organizing program at APANO works with API parents on empowerment and leadership development. Our goal is to help break down the barriers that prevent API immigrant/refugee parents from getting involved in their child’s education. Currently, APANO is organizing Chinese Parents in SE Portland neighborhoods and outreaching to Vietnamese Parents.

Learn more about ourParent Groups
SPONSORSHIP 

Is your company or organization interested in sponsoring Voices of Change? If so, please download a copy of our sponsorship PDF!

Please send your competed copy to APANO's Development Manager, Karen, at karen@apano.org.

Sponsorship Form
LIVE AUCTION DONATIONS 

From Jade District gift cards to a mushroom hunting expedition, last year's auction was a great selection of fun things to bid on!

Do you have something fun or unique that you think Voices of Change goes might enjoy? Let us know! Please complete the Google form below.

Auction Donation Form

We look forward to being in community with you soon!