COVID-19's Impact on the AAPI Community | Friday Philanthropy Call

Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Zoom Video Call.
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Join us for our regularly scheduled Friday Philanthropy Call! 

Once a month, WRAG hosts DMV funders for a casual conversation on the latest developments in regional grantmaking.

Registering once automatically registers you for the complete series! After registration, we will send you a recurring calendar invitation that will contain the details for each upcoming call. 

Please note this call is for funders only. 

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is rich, diverse, and growing throughout the Washington metropolitan region, which is home to one of the largest AAPI communities nationwide. The pandemic hit AAPI businesses and front-line workers hard – in addition to dealing with the financial and economic crisis, AAPI community members have experienced increased racial violence and discrimination.  There has been an unprecedented increase in reports of violence against Asian Americans across the region, with 140 documented hate crimes since March 2020, according to a new report by Stop AAPI Hate.  It is time to intervene and stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. This panel will discuss the pandemics' economic and social impact on the region's AAPI community and explore ways the philanthropic community can build mutual solidarity to eliminate anti-Asian racism and dismantle structural racism and oppression.  


  • MODERATOR | Hanh Le, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy of Metro DC
  • PANELIST | Janet Namkung, Asians* in Focus + Total Liberation Collective
  • PANELIST | Sina Uipi, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities
  • PANELIST | Akil Vohra, Asian American LEAD
  • PANELIST | Naznin Saifi, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

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