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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AAARI’s Lecture Series: “Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City” (6/29/2021)

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a lecture on, Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City, by Ahyoung Kim, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7pm. This will be a live online workshop, open to the general public via Zoom and RSVP is required to attend. Title: Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Place: Zoom URL: https://aaari.info/21-06-29kim/ Description: Asian American small businesses made up …

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AAF’s statement on celebrating the first Juneteenth National Independence Day

AAF’s statement on celebrating the first Juneteenth National Independence Day. “On this first Juneteenth National Independence Day, we stand in solidarity with our Black siblings to commemorate this historic occasion, but also to reflect on the sad legacy of slavery in our country. We appreciate the hard fought gains in civil rights that benefitted our own Asian American community, and pledge to fight for racial equity alongside our Black brothers and sisters to achieve an America that recognizes justice and equality as our paramount shared goal.”

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