APANO October 2021 Cultural Work Roundup

View the full October 2021 Cultural Work Roundup from APANO here:

APANO: Here’s your monthly dose of BIPOC makers, radical thinkers, and resources featuring recommendations by Cultural Work Coordinator, Roshani Thakore and Communications Coordinator, Lani Felicitas. If you would like to include an item to a future Cultural Work Roundup, email Roshani at by the 20th of that month.

APANO Responds to Tragedy in Atlanta


APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. Learn more at

How you can help:
Donate.. All donations will go directly to support the victims and their families and to support crisis intervention across the Asian American community.

Here are more ways to support efforts in Georgia.

Washington County Housing Resource Guide

Everyone deserves a place to live, but oftentimes, accessing vital resources presents a challenge to our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities (AAPI) in Washington County, Oregon who are working to provide for themselves and their families. Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon has created this guide to share useful information about housing resources and how to access them.

Highlighted in this guide are resources and agencies related to housing, food, legal aid, financial services, and others. Language and cultural barriers may hinder some communities from accessing resources and finding a place to live, so they have included culturally specific resources and services as well. While this is not a comprehensive guide, APANO hopes that the information compiled here will lessen the burden of finding and securing housing. For questions, email

Access the Washington County Housing Resource Guide here



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Cultural Work Roundup August 2020

The meaning of success can vary across time, space, and bodies; however, success is the common goal and enemy for our innermost and collective selves. How can we draw success in a shape that allows us to heal and grow? Is strategizing pear-shaped? An endless wave? An octagon with two circles in it? Below is a list of BIPOC makers, radical thinkers, and doers who can guide and ground us, featuring recommendations by Cultural Work Intern Lillyanne Pham at and APANO’s Arts & Media Project (AMP) members.

Read the Cultural Work Roundup here


APANO COVID-19 Resource Hub

Since mid-March, APANO has shifted and re-aligned their work to address and advocate for community needs during these challenging times. They have tried to respond to the most pressing needs by hearing from our community, while also leaning into our core area of advocacy work to shape our collective response to COVID-19. The resources on APANO website include:

  • Guide to COVID-19 Resources including food, mental health, general updates, and more
  • Resources and agencies related to housing, food, legal aid, financial services, and others for WA County
  • Resources in multiple languages for current health advisories on COVID-19
  • Courage During COVID is a series of stories of APIs in Oregon showing courage in this time
  • APANO’s Small Business Support and Advising Program
  • Oregon Worker Relief Fund