September 2021 Cultural Work Roundup
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As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of our contemporary world, we look to our BIPOC artists and organizers for inspiration, healing, and solidarity. Check out these makers and radical thinkers this month, 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 email@example.com by the 20th of...
Filling the Room: API Community Showed Up and Spoke Up
The 2021 legislative long session ended on June 28, 2021. Oregon’s progressive character once again made an impression on national conversations around policies that impact us.
APANO intentionally selected to endorse bills that we knew were going to enact systemic changes that would influence our collective futures as Oregonians who are also Asian and Pacific Islander identified. Two out of three...
August Cultural Work Roundup
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Welcome to Leo season! As the days get shorter and the sun sets earlier, I hope your summer has, and continues to be, rejuvenating. Below is a list of BIPOC makers, radical thinkers, and doers who can guide and ground us, featuring recommendations by Cultural Work Intern Alisa Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org and APANO's Arts & Media Project...
Extreme Heat Resources and Volunteer Opportunities
Image credit: Multnomah County
PublicAlerts Extreme Heat info page
Heat safety info in 8 languages
Heat And Your Health, Heat First Aid in 9 languages
Red Cross Heat Safety Checklist in 9 Languages
PBEM is going to set up to open daytime cooling centers and misting stations, but they need volunteers!
Extreme Heat Volunteers Needed
As temperatures rise, we all can help our neighbors in need! The Portland...
A Year of Heartbreak and Resilience: Our Response
This past year has been a year of crisis and heartbreak for our communities. Disproportionate impact of COVID on Pacific Islander communities, over a hundred instances of Asian hate reported across the state, hundreds of our businesses closed or vandalized, leaving thousands unemployed, and recently 124 degree highs reported in our neighborhoods leading to the tragic death of dozens.
This past year, with the support of...