The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court opposing the addition of a proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Census. UniPro is proud to be among the 64 bar associations and AAPI-serving community organizations joining the brief.
As UniPro NY begins their next class for the Internship Program, we are excited to welcome 3 students who have been selected to be a part of the program for the Spring 2019 class: Bianca-Anne Lucas, Kyla Palapar, and Abigail Anne Rafael.
2017 has felt longer than a normal year. This doesn’t come as a surprise during this abhorrent and abnormal administration. I have witnessed allies tire more quickly (myself included) and the need for self-care increase as the year progressed. I have always thought that constant pressure balanced with self-care is the progenitor of change and progress. But 2017 has taught me that constant care and love may be more important.
"I thought we were going to die on that slab of concrete. The concrete we were on would not be dry by the morning. We would all be swimming for our lives in the dark for miles until we hit dry road. I had done reports about how first responders couldn't come to people's rescue because they couldn't get to where they were. Many rescues had to wait until the morning. I called 911."
Although Harvey has left Houston, the devastating aftermath remains. Love and support have been pouring in from all over, but we still have a long road to recovery. Our Houston community partners, Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA) and other organizations, have come together to establish the Harvey AAPI Community Relief Fund.
On August 1, the new Executive Board of Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc.’s (UniPro) New York chapter began their one-year term. Appointed by the Board of Directors of the organization, Christine Sicwaten will lead the chapter as President, along with Anthony Castro as Vice President and Kristina London as Secretary.
Rarely do we make spaces of meaningful discussion and reflection with our parents and our children, and with the birth of newer technologies and struggles accelerating, this becomes harder to achieve. UniPro dedicated a space for dialogue between generations and bridging the gap to build a stronger, more empowered Filipino America.
UniPro Summit 2017: “Persist” was inspired by the heightened awareness of the cultural, political, and social justice issues that have arisen in our communities. While there is no easy answer on how to address or solve the issues that our Pilipino American communities face, UniPro is making a commitment to centering these conversations and stories of social change through UniPro Summit 2017.
A discussion among UniPro staff members about The Atlantic's recent piece, "My Family's Slave," the cover story for the June 2017 issue.
UniPro and SIFA are excited to bring together Filipino student leaders from Texas and Oklahoma for a one-day professional conference to share parts of their journey and learn about identity, empowerment, and legacy by finding the commonalities in their past, and leading them to understanding where they belong in the future.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, organizations serving the Asian American community held a press conference in response to the recent wave of immigration enforcement raids and executive orders by the new president. Gathered at the New York Immigration Coalition, community leaders spoke out on resulting atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in their communities.