Conference Raises Awareness of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Communities
In April 2022, over 600 educators gathered in Long Beach, Calif., for APAHE’s annual conference, held in-person for the first time in three years. This year’s theme, Movement: Asian and Pacific Islanders (API), gave tribute to APAHE’s 35-year history of education and advocacy for racial equity for AANHPI communities. APAHE has been vocal on a variety of issues in education and in the community, such as: supporting the rights of immigrants and undocumented students; working with the Department of Energy to change their hiring and training practices; and supporting the STOP Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) HATE campaign. APAHE also partnered with Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), a national nonprofit organization with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for APIs through leadership, empowerment, and policy.
Originally published: May 11, 2022
Author: Rowena M. Tomaneng
Institution: San José City College
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education