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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month in Portland

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APANO delivers community report to Council
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APANO presents report on AAPI Community to City Council

May 4, 2016

PORTLAND - Representatives from the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) presented their summary of Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in West, a report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Oregon. APANO partnered with national civil rights group, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, to produce the report.

Kristina Narayan, Khanh Pham, and Van-Anh Lee testified before Council with the report summary and personal accounts.

The report is available at this link: http://www.apano.org/news-events/landmark-report-reveals-growing-contributions-and-challenges-facing-asians-pacific-islanders-in-the-west/

After the presentation, Mayor Charlie Hales proclaimed May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Portland.

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