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Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

2788 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266, US (map)

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  • Monday
    Sep 25 2017
    Radical Reading Group! No Shortcuts. Part III September Edition.

    Join our radical reading group! This is the third meeting of a series, and people new and old to the reading group are welcome to join this rad crew to read and discuss this juicy book.

    We will be discussing Chapters 6 & 7 of No Shortcuts by Jane F. McAlevey. Connect with comrades old and new over a low-key discussion of this great book! THERE WILL BE SNACKS!

    If you need access to this book, shoot Amy or Lizz an email and we'll send you scanned pdfs. This link should also (we think) work for an e-copy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx6L0spUnk1sQUZJVTZXSHVMWkk/view?usp=sharing

    Great interview with the author here: https://kpfa.org/episode/against-the-grain-march-21-2017/

  • Thursday
    Sep 14 2017
    Land of Opportunity Screening

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, this film is especially timely as it highlights how (climate) disasters exacerbate housing crises and can be used as an excuse to displace vulnerable low-income residents.

    Don't listen to me, read what Spike Lee says: "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY is an important part of the New Orleans story. It gets down and dirty with the people on the ground. Five years in the making, Luisa’s film gives voice to everyday people working hard to rebuild their city and their lives. Anyone who cares about the future of cities in this country should see this movie!" -Spike Lee

    We invite APANO Members and community members who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander to join us for the 3rd of our CHHI screening! This screening is free, but please RSVP with the tickets link!

  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    A Village Called Versailles - Film Screening and Discussion - AAPI identified only

    Please join APANO and our Climate, Health, and Housing Institute (CHHI) Fellows for the second of a 4-month series of film screenings and community discussions. This film series is an opportunity for APANO members to come together to build a shared analysis about the intersecting root causes of our current climate, health, and housing crises. This next film, A Village Called Versailles, is the inspiring story of intergenerational organizing in a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans that fights back against plans by the city to open a toxic debris dump site in their community, without an environmental impact study after Hurricane Katrina. This film highlights the intersections between climate justice, anti-displacement, and environmental racism. This screening is for APANO members and anyone who identifies as AAPI.

    All films will be screened at the APANO office (2788 SE 82nd Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR). Tickets are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP on our website. The films will be shown on the First Thursday of every month (July-October) at the APANO office. Light snacks will be provided. Please eat dinner beforehand. Childcare is available, with at least 4 days' advance request. Please contact Khanh Pham at khanh@apano.org with any questions.

    The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

  • Monday
    May 29 2017
    Many Bridges, One River: a Discussion for folks organizing around Portland Vietnamese communities

    Event: Many Bridges, One River

    To all folks who share a Vietnamese identity and API folks who support Viet community building! Intimate, frank discussion and call to action for folks organizing around Vietnamese communities in Portland.

    5:30: Snack, meet and mingle 6:00-6:30: Welcome and Introductions 6:30-7:15: Thuan presents on "Many Bridges, One River" with Q&A 7:15-7:45: community discussion about themes folks represent 7:45-8:00 Next steps and wrap-up/mingle

    We will be talking about these topics and more: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hlyE5b720n3DNj5pIZlz3RA9K7_17h1BKXnJ6HmmaPU/edit?usp=sharing

    Book Bio: "Many Bridges, One River is the first published collection of interviews with organizers and activists who have been working in Vietnamese American communities throughout the United States, starting in the 1970s. Co-edited by Vy Nguyen and thuan nguyen, these interviews document the strategies and lessons learned in the fight for social justice and progressive social change by Vietnamese Americans. "

    Thuan Nguyen is the youngest of eleven children. He and his immediate family came to the United States in 1975 as a result of the war in Viet Nam, resettling in Virginia, Oregon, and finally California. Both of his parents did community work for most of their lives, which is the foundation for his commitment to youth and community work. thuan has played different roles (as organizer, coordinator, facilitator, case worker, advocate, mentor, etc.) in various social justice efforts and organizations over the years, including youth organizing, education reform, affordable housing, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBTIQ justice, and multiracial coalition building. He has coordinated an Asian and Pacific Islander network in Oregon, a youth organizing network in the Los Angeles region and throughout California, and is currently involved in building progressive/radical organizing work in the Vietnamese community, including organizing regional and national gatherings, the Hai Ba Trung School for Organizing, common ground OC, and the VN Roots education and exposure program.

    There will be books available for sale for 15$ by either cash or check. Paypal may be available.

    Parking is available outside the building. There will be snack food served.

  • Thursday
    May 4 2017
    Voices of Change 2017

    May is nationally recognized as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and we invite you to be a part of it by joining us for APANO’s Voices of Change 2017: A Celebration of APA Heritage Month held on May 4th, 2017 at 6PM at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion.

    Come together with 300+ community leaders and supporters for an exciting evening of cultural performance, delectable dining, and a prestigious keynote by strategist, politico, and coalition builder Gregory Cendana, the first openly gay and youngest-ever Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement.

    As a special treat, we will be unveiling our first-ever series of commissioned artwork created in collaboration with 6 local API artists, based on APANO's values of "We envision a just world where...". Be the first to get a glimpse of what this just world can look like.

    As many of you may know, APANO is in the midst of fundraising for a multicultural community center through our $2 million Roots to Rise campaign. This future center will be a hub for healing, services, civic engagement, cultural work, and organizing, and will anchor one of the most linguistically and ethnically diverse communities in the metro area. All funds raise from Voices of Change will be dedicated toward supporting this project.

    We look forward to celebrating with you!