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APEN: Get Your Community Ready and Resourced for Fire Season

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APEN: It’s fire season and this year, we’re facing one of the worst droughts in California’s historyFires are already blazing in some parts of the state and we’re once again preparing for mass power shutoffs.

Here are 5 things you can do to make sure your community is ready and resourced for this year’s fire season

You can also read the Chinese version of the article here!

In-language Vaccine Fact Cards | National AA and NH/PI Health Response Partnership

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APIAHF created fact sheets on receiving the influenza (flu) vaccination during flu season in the United States. Translated into 33 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource answers common questions and answers regarding flu to help you stay protected this year.

APIAHF and Vaccinate Your Family have created fact sheets on paying for vaccines and receiving the flu vaccination. Translated into 30 different AA and NHPI languages, this resource educates community members on paying for vaccines depending on insurance type and about the influenza vaccination.

APIAHF and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) have created fact cards for those who may be unsure of their rights to a COVID-19 vaccination. Translated into 26 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource educates community members on the benefits of getting vaccinated and encourages them to receive their free COVID-19 vaccinations regardless of immigration status, health insurance coverage, and/or Social Security identification.

Vaccine Updates from the CDC

 

COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

We hope you all are staying well and safe during this time. In order to help our community members find and access resources available to them, we have created a Google Document with resources for those in Gwinnett county, although it could help to those residing in the rest of Metro Atlanta. We also have this document translated in different languages!

English: Gwinnett County COVID-19 Community Resource Guide

Korean: 메트로 애틀랜타 한인 지역 코로나19 지역사회자원 가이드

Traditional Chinese: 格溫內特縣COVID-19社區資源指南

Simplified Chinese: 格温内特县COVID-19社区资源指南

Vietnamese: Thông tin Covid-19 cho Quận Gwinnett

 

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APACEvotes Stands Against Racism During COVID-19

APACE denounces all forms of racism before, during and after COVID-19. We explicitly denounce the terms “Chinese Virus”, “Wuhan Virus” and other racialized terms of this disease because we know this fuels anti-asian racism, hate and violence. We urge all communities to redirect their energy and actions towards addressing the root of this hate, which we believe to be ignorance and systemic oppression.

Read their full statement here

 

Letters for Black Lives

Letters for Black Lives is an open letter project on anti-Blackness.

Letters for Black Lives is a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities.”

“We began as a group of Asian Americans and Canadians writing an intergenerational letter to voice our concerns and support for the Black community. We have since grown to include other immigrant groups and communities of color. Our goal is to listen, support, and amplify the message of Black Lives Matter within our communities.”

“We encourage people from all communities to adapt and build off of these resources.”

Visit the website at https://lettersforblacklives.com/

Important Chinese Terminology to Know When Addressing Anti-Blackness

Addressed to the Chinese American community, this PDF includes important Chinese terminology to know when addressing anti-Blackness such as useful translations for Chinese speaking individuals and how to explain the murder of George Floyd committed by the police,  the model minority, and intersectionality.

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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

STOP AAPI Hate Reporting Center

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco Asian American Studies Department have launched a reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific islander hate violence, adult harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying in California and throughout the country. The reporting center will enable individuals who have been directly impacted by or witnessed firsthand this issue to share their stories at www.a3pcon.org/stopaapihate. The lead organizations plan to work with public, private and other community based organizations to develop targeted education and media campaigns, to provide resources for impacted individuals and to advocate for policies and programs dedicated to curtailing racial profiling.

The Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council encourages all who have witnessed or experienced micro-aggressions, bullying, harassment, hate speech, or violence to help them document and address AAPI hate. The more information collected, the better A3PCON can respond and prevent further incidents from occurring. Submit an incident report form (available in multiple languages) by navigating to this link.