Invisible & Essential

An exploration of the economic impacts of COVID-19 and xenophobia on low-income AAPI communities

Overview

The rise in hate-based violence against Asian Americans since the onset of the pandemic has brought to public attention the longstanding dehumanization of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the U.S., which has forced many to live in fear and work in insecurity both historically and in this current moment. Join National CAPACD for our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) summit, where we will explore the impact of COVID-19 and racism on low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and neighborhoods across the country. We will share original research and data, hear from leaders in AAPI community-based organizations (CBOs) about their work to address low-income communities in economic crisis, and explore policy solutions that will advance equitable recovery and provide all communities with opportunities to thrive. Summit participants will be invited to engage in a series of breakout sessions that consider strategies to foster economic opportunity and neighborhood stabilization.

When

Monday, May 24, 2021
1:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Agenda

Opening Plenary (including welcome performance)
1:00pm – 1:50pm ET
A discussion with leaders from the National CAPACD network on key issues and challenges faced by AAPI communities when accessing COVID relief and what is needed for an equitable recovery.
Register for our opening plenary here.

Opening remarks will be provided by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. Throughout her career, Secretary Fudge has worked to help low-income families, seniors, and communities across the country. Secretary Fudge also served as U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Ohio from 2008 to March 9, 2021. Read her full bio here.

 


Breakout One:  Neighborhood Stabilization Track
2:00pm – 2:50pm ET

  • Organizing Tenants for Long Term Stability
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  • Preserving & Promoting AAPI Small Business Districts
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Breakout Two:  Fostering Economic Opportunity Track
3:00pm – 3:50pm ET

  • Crisis to Impact: Delivering culturally and linguistically relevant housing counseling services
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  • Financial stabilization & Access to Capital
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Closing Remarks (including closing performance)
4:00pm – 4:15pm ET
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