Even in these difficult times, we are lucky to have been witness to so many “silver lining” moments. This month, we applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold sexual orientation and gender identity as rights to be protected in the workplace. We were inspired by a generation of Asian American children who wrote heartfelt messages to their immigrant parents about why Black lives matter. We saw Pride reclaimed for the Black queer and trans leaders who built it. We were awed by a cross-sector collaboration to deliver hundreds of thousands of masks and anti-bacterial wipes to shelters. We listened to a survivor-led initiative to amplify the voices of sexual assault survivors in the fight to uproot systemic racism and inequity.
Yes, these glimpses of hope were punctuated by moments that reminded us that we are still far from a world where people of all races, identities, and backgrounds are safe. And yes, there is still a lot of work to be done. But we still believe that we will get there one day.
We hope that in this crazy time, wherever your activism draws you, you are staying well and taking care of yourself.
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- May 2020: Anti-Racism Resources for AAPIs
- April 2020: Celebrating APAHM in the Time of COVID-19
- March 2020: Monthly Highlights and A Message from our Board
- February 2020: Wishing you Creativity & Energy in the Year of the Rat!
- 2019 Yearly Highlights