White House Lunar New Year Celebration

January 26, 2023 | Today, Mina (in spirit), Jaslene, Charlee, and me (Anna), had the honor of visiting the white house on behalf of AYR. We had the honor of hearing Elaine Tso, Dr. Biden, and the president all make speeches. The recent shootings have greatly impacted our community, making it even more important toContinue reading “White House Lunar New Year Celebration”

The Efflorescence of Immigration in the United States

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…

AYR and Dignity.us

November 6, 2022 | AAPI Youth Rising joins DIGNITY.US in the wake of a rising tide of hate-fueled violence in America. Dignity.us is a citizens’ initiative to address the crisis together. You too can share your ideas, testimonials and suggestions with www.dignity.us right now. All kids deserve to have our voices heard so that we can work towards aContinue reading “AYR and Dignity.us”

Changemaker Summit 2022

October 16, 2022 | Changemakers Summit 2022 is a national AAPI Youth Conference created in partnership with Act to Change, Hate Is A Virus and Stop AAPI Hate. Designed to support, connect & develop the next generation of AAPI youth activists, our conference this year will center around the theme of Intergenerational & Intersectional Activism.Continue reading “Changemaker Summit 2022”

Aurora Theater Company: Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious Opening Night

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”