The war in Ukraine has left governments scrambling to accept the incoming flood of refugees. Since the war started in February, 5 million Ukrainians have departed Ukraine, and about 15,000 Ukrainians have fled to the U.S. However, by allowing Ukrainian refugees to immigrate to the U.S. through the U.S.-Mexico border while forbidding Mexican immigrants…
October 16, 2022 | Aurora Theater Company: Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious Opening Night – AYR joins the opening night panel for ‘Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious‘ by playwright Dustin Chinn. The play received the Prestigious Edgerton FoundationNew Play Award in 2022. This is the first play to begin Aurora Theater’s 31st Season.Continue reading “Aurora Theater Company: Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious Opening Night”
October 16, 2022 | NBC Bay Area’s Asian Pacific America: Mina speaks with NBC’s Robert Handa about AAPI Youth Rising’s latest initiatives on Sunday, October 23 at 5:30pm on NBC Bay Area KNTV.
October 9, 2022 | Want to help our cause? Become an AYR Chapter Leader or Youth Ambassador today! Chapter Leaders pledge to bring our ONE DAY OF AAPI HISTORY lesson to classrooms and/or organizations. Become a Chapter Leader in your city today and create a new chapter of driven individuals who strive for a moreContinue reading “Call for new Chapter Leaders and Ambassadors”
October 2, 2022 | Today, we commemorated the loss of a beloved community member, Vicha Ratanapakdee. He is being forever preserved by the renaming of Sonora Way to Vicha Ratanapakdee Way. Many speakers shared their opinions and takes on the horrific killing. Some examples are Amanda Nguyen and Daniel Dae Kim. We gathered not onlyContinue reading “Vicha Ratanapakdee Street Naming”
September 5, 2022 | President Biden is honoring Mina from AAPI Youth Rising as a Uniter at the United We Stand Summit. We believe it is important for Americans of all ages, races, religions, ages and political affiliations to come together to combat the rise in hate. All youth deserve to feel safe in America.Continue reading “President Biden is honoring Mina from AAPI Youth Rising as a Uniter at the United We Stand Summit”
June 15, 2022 | The Everygirl Podcast. Congrats to Mina, Siwoo, Charlee and Jaslene
June 25, 2022 | Mina, Ethan, Anna, Cooper, Max, and Charlee were highlighted in the first ever national AAPI march for The Unity March at Washington DC. AYR was a Partner Organization for the rally.
July 27, 2022 | Mina and Max spoke with Pastor Gerald Chinen. Click here to watch
October 1, 2022 | AYR is invited to speak alongside SF politicians and civil rights leaders at the Vicha Rattanapakte Street naming. Grandpa Vicha was brutally pushed down to the ground at the start of the pandemic. His family has continued to raise awareness about the violence targeting AAPI in America.