AAPIs Beyond Bars, Beyond Borders Convening
On August 4th and 5th, over 40 AAPI activists from around the country along with prisoners at the Monroe Correctional Complex joined together to address mass incarceration and deportation in the AAPI community. The convening concluded with a community rally entitled "Stand Together 4 Love" at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center. Executive Director Gregory A. Cendana commented: "In order to disrupt the school-to-prison-to-deportation pipeline, we need to not only engage allies and the broader labor movement but also prioritize the stories, dignity, and humanity of all formerly and currently incarcerated individuals." To see the full release, please click here.
Chapter Spotlight: Nevada
In August, members from the Nevada Chapter joined the Community & Labor Reception, For Nevada's Future: Every Vote Counts and the AAPI Presidential Election Forum in Las Vegas. NV member Nathan led the 3,000+ AAPI convening in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Nevada Vice President for Civic and Political Engagement, Gloria Caoile, had the special honor to introduce the Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate, President Bill Clinton. Following the forum, APALA Nevada hosted a voter registration drive at Seafood City as part of APALA's Every Vote Counts program!
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