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Kaiser Permanente gives three Hawaii organizations $100K each to combat racial hate


Kaiser Permanente is donating $100,000 each to three Hawaii organizations to support their ongoing work to address hate crimes and related incidents within their communities.

Joint project: The funding is part of the “Stop Anti-Asian Hate and Violence Initiative,” which the health care provider established this month with non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) in Washington, D.C., reported the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kaiser Permanente Donates $900,000 in Grants to 9 AAPI Groups in Northern California

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations in Northern California will receive $900,000 in grants from Kaiser Permanente as part of its earlier commitment of $5.4 million to combat racism against AAPI communities.

Fighting hate: Nine nonprofits will receive $100,000 each to stop harmful cultural stereotypes, assist affected individuals, and educate the communities about exercising their rights, among others, according to Patch.

Why Elderly Asians Are Beating Up Racists in DC Comics’ New Superhero Anthology

When DC Comics released its first-ever action-packed and emotional 96-page anthology commemorating its Asian superheroes in May, I didn’t expect to see our elders kicking racists across the chest.

Featured in “DC Festival of Heroes” are 11 stories touching on topics that many Asian Americans, longtime fans or comic book rookies can relate to. Whether it’s a coming-of-age story for young heroes, diving into identity issues, feeling a need to assimilate, or dealing with microaggressions and racism, all touch on the importance of representation.

Free ‘CelebrASIAN’ Conference for AAPI Businesses to Feature Key Politicians, Executives


Nonprofit Asian American chamber of commerce USPAACC is hosting a free virtual conference that aims to inspire AAPI business professionals through a series of panels and networking booths with major corporations, diversity businesses and government agencies.

The annual expo: “CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference,” a three-day virtual event from June 8-10, features discussions with prominent executives from government, education and business corporations. 

Friends Who Met on ‘Subtle Asian Mental Health’ Want to Make it Easier For You to Talk to Parents About Mental Health

A virtual team of Asian therapists, who met on Facebook, are offering tips on how to bridge the initial conversations with your Asian parents about mental health.

Founded by Christopher Vo, a marriage and family therapist based in Houston, the Asian Mental Health Collective (AMHC or the Collective) is the first mental health organization centering around the Asian community.

Immortal Studios Virtual Summit to Uplift AAPI Representation in Entertainment and Media


The Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment and Media (AAREM) summit series will be held on Wednesday with “prominent AAPI creators, artists, industry leaders, elected officials, tech innovators, journalists and more.”

About the event: Immortal Studios partnered with NextShark, the Los Angeles Times and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) for the summit to promote dialogue around AAPI representation in film, television and pop culture, framed as a “natural extension of the recent focus on ending Anti-Asian violence.”