Breaking down barriers
faced by Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities
by providing information and education to the community,
training young adults to become advocates, and
connecting families to resources.
APIDC Virtual Gala
Broadcasting from Honolulu, Los Angeles, & Boston
Featuring graduates of APIDC’s Youth Leadership Institute
Jen Len, mixologist, MW Restaurant, Honolulu
Anthony Phillips, Master Chef, Hotel Kaimana, Waikiki
Larry Cole & Linda Lau
Jen Len and MW Restaurant
Chef Anthony Phillips, Hau Tree Restaurant, and Kaimana Hotel
Debbie & Mike Madokoro
James Okazaki & Linda Wah
Candace & Ken Watase
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Congratulations to our 2021 Youth Leadership Institute Graduates!
APIDC is proud to announce the 2021 graduating class of its annual Youth Leadership Institute!
YLI students received information about the Asian American and disability rights movements; research on APIs with disabilities, an update on strategies to address anti-Asian hate, APIDC’s college campus program to support students experiencing anxiety, public speaking tips, writing effective resumes, how to put your best image forward during job interviews, dispute resolution skills, the importance of positive media images, how to create a realistic budget on a college student income, and finding your career path. Special presentations were also offered on breathing, yoga and meditation, and the True Colors personality paradigm (for understanding self and others).
APDIC is grateful for the generous expertise shared by our panelists:
Kenna Chic, Johnna Cho, Jackie Dai, Rick Eng, Rose Gaw, Annie Haga, Kristen Higa (YLI alumnus), Christina Kataoka (Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center), Barbara Kim, Patricia Kinaga, Millie Kronsteiner (The Nielsen Company), Raymond Kwong (YLI alumnus), Derek Li, Mark Matsui, Brian McGrath (YLI alumnus), Trisha Murakawa (Murakawa Communications), Phuong Nguyen (Bank of America), Hector Ochoa, Timothy Saito, Rene Te, Peter Wong
Additional support from Tho Vinh Banh, Wendy Shiba, & Nicole Wong.
The YLI program is possible through the generous support of Bank of America, Southern California Edison, individual donors and community partners.
For more information about YLI and to apply for the 2022 YLI, go here.
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The CDC has announced that double masking is highly recommended and can filter out 92% of particles. You can stay safe and support APIDC by buying our custom-designed masks, that come in Adult Teal/Peacock, which also come with a handy black lanyard. The colorful and stylish masks make wonderful gifts for friends and family.
We would deeply appreciate your support! Proceeds from our masks sales benefit our ARCH (Anxiety Resources for Campus Health) program. ARCH will be offering on-line mental health programming for students with disabilities at area colleges this spring semester. Programming will include Stress Management, Mindfulness, Burnout, and Self-Care. Participating campuses include Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Citrus College and East Los Angeles College. For more information, contact Mark Matsui at email@example.com.