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Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 9:45 AM EST
Khin Mai Aung, JD, is the Director of the Educational Equity Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) in New York City, NY. AALDEF's Educational Equity Program advocates on issues such as bilingual education, language access, bias-based harassment, school discipline, post 9-11 and gang profiling, affirmative action, and school integration in kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education. Under Ms. Aung's direction, AALDEF launched the first National Asian American Education Advocates Network with affiliates across the country, and filed Supreme Court amicus briefs supporting affirmative action, school integration and English Language Learner rights.
Posted byon April 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM EST
Please join the New York Regional Interagency Working Group in collaboration with the New York Public Library – Science, Industry and Business Library on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET for a Google+ Hangout discussion on effective means of dealing with bullying as a youth or young adult in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Posted byon March 28, 2014 at 9:33 AM EST
Given the importance of having health insurance within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, last week the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), White House Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many AAPI community leaders held an AAPI Enrollment Week of Action.
Posted byon March 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM EST
After President Obama announced that Douglas M. Brooks would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy, HIV/AIDS organizations from around the country announced their support.
Posted byon March 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM EST
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with many passionate community leaders, enrolled members of the AAPI community during the AAPI Enrollment Week of Action last week.
Posted byon March 21, 2014 at 7:40 AM EST
Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the White House Office of Public Engagement brought together 175 Filipino American leaders at the White House to discuss key issues of importance to the community.
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM EST
Whether it is developing groundbreaking programs to break the cycle of drug use and crime, conducting innovative research that expands our understanding of how drugs affect the human body, expanding treatment opportunities, or preventing drug use before it starts, the 2014 ONDCP Advocates for Action are making a difference by reducing drug use and its consequences.
Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 9:42 AM EST
Under the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, DOJ has made strides to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
Posted byon March 1, 2014 at 4:24 PM EST
Here's what the fourth anniversary of Let's Move! looked like in photos.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM EST
Representative Shirley Chisholm of New York will be forever remembered for the ground she broke in Congress, and the ground she laid for millions of women, girls, and African Americans in this country.