The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is a statewide, grassroots organization uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. APANO works to advance equity by engaging Asian and Pacific Islanders in the issues that affect them through organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and coalition building.
Members of APANO’s Board of Directors participated in a series of video interviews about Oregon’s Asian Pacific American community and APANO’s work. APANO staff also facilitated interviews with business owners and community members in the Jade District, a commercial area around 82nd Avenue in Portland, an Asian commercial hub.
APANO’s executive director, Joseph Santos-Lyons, talks about the region’s Asian Pacific Islander community, and the challenges in achieving regional equity.
APANO board member, June Arima Schumann, talks about the region’s Asian Pacific Islander community.
Jimmy Ly talks with APANO ‘s Jade District Manager, Stanley Moy, about his family business, East Portland, and the Jade District.
Duncan Hwang from APANO talks with Ralph Leftwich, a volunteer at Harrison Park School, about issues facing the school and the community around the Jade District.