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Upstander Intervention Training by Asian American Federation (8/26/2021)

The Asian American Federation is hosting an up-stander intervention training on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in collaboration with Nonviolent Peaceforce. This is an in-person event. —————————– The Asian American Federation is excited to partner with Nonviolent Peaceforce for an IN-PERSON workshop on Mutual Protection and Upstander Intervention to protect you and your community from harm. This workshop will introduce participants to holistic skills and tools used by human rights defenders around the world to uplift their communities and keep themselves safe from violence. Date: Thursday, August 26 | 6-8 pm Location: The training will be in Queens and for security …

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2020 Census shows a sharp growth among Asian American and multi-racial Asians

The US Census in 2020 shows that Asian American and multi-racial Asians account for a large part of the population growth of the U.S. between 2010 and 2020. Here are some key statistics (from https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/us-census-population-growth-diversity.html) Overall population growth slowed substantially over the past decade, but the growth that did occur — an increase of about 23 million people — was made up entirely of people who identified as Hispanic, Asian, Black and more than one race People who identify as white now make up 58 percent of the population, down from 64 percent in 2010, and 69 percent in 2000. …

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AAARI Asian American International Film Festival 44 (8/11/2021 – 8/22/2021)

The 44th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is taking place online/hybrid between August 11th – 22nd, 2021. See https://www.aaiff.org for more information. Many films are available online for pay as you wish. Lidiya Kan of LaGuardia’s Photo Program has her short documentary, Morkovcha (морковча), as one of the featured films at the AAIFF44. Her documentary film tells the story of Lidiya’s Korean family’s nearly century-long journey from the Russian Far East to their new home in the United States.

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