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Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) across Ohio joined OPAWL on May 27th for the final event in our statewide virtual event series {in}VISIBLE in OHIO, an interactive panel of Asian/AAPI community members who shared their experiences of living and working in the time of COVID-19. The panel discussion was moderated by Sophia Antoun, Intercultural Specialist of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Initiatives at the OSU Multicultural Center.

Xinyuan Cui, Asiatown Cleveland Community Organizer, MidTown Cleveland, Inc. (Cleveland)
Melody Kawamoto, MD MS, Occupational and Public Health Specialist (Cincinnati)
Lisa Nguyen, Registered Nurse at MetroHealth and Member of National Nurses United (Cleveland)
Chantel Raghu, Oxford City Councilor and Veterinarian (Oxford)
Krizzia Yanga, Owner of Bonifacio and Co-Founder of We Feed Cbus (Columbus)

We launched the {in}VISIBLE in OHIO series during #AAPIHeritageMonth to create a virtual space for community healing, processing, and time/connection with each other. These events brought Asian/AAPI people together from across the state to address the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, as well as the importance of the 2020 Census and other ways we can support our communities and be responsible to each other.

Link to watch Facebook Video

Thank you to our {in}VISIBLE in OHIO Community Partners:
America Asian Pacific Islander Organization
Asian American Studies at The Ohio State University
Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Cincinnati Compass
Global Cleveland
Ellipsis Institute
MidTown Cleveland, Inc.
OCA Greater Cleveland
Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University
Smart Development Inc.
The Ohio State University Asian & Pacific Islander Alumni Society
University of Cincinnati Ethnic Programs & Services

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