DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs This is the official page of the DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Enriched by Diversity; United as One Community.
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Executive Office of the Mayor Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Created in 1987, the Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs was part of the Executive Office of the Mayor until October 2001, when it became an independent agency through DC Act 14-85, "District of Columbia's Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development Act 2000."

Mission: OAPIA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for District Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through advocacy and engagement. OAPIA advises the Mayor, the Council, and District agencies on the views, needs, and concerns of the AAPI community. OAPIA provides recommendations on District programs and initiatives affecting the AAPI community, and helps coordinate programs and initiatives within the government that promote the overall welfare of the AAPI community.

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This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7:00 PM Monday, January 4...
01/04/2021

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7:00 PM Monday, January 4, 2021.

01/04/2021
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

I am asking Washingtonians and those who live in the region to stay out of the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday and not to engage with demonstrators who come to our city seeking confrontation, and we will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful.

01/04/2021
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

LIVE: Situational update January 4.

DC Public Library
01/04/2021

DC Public Library

Tune in to Youtube each day at 4 p.m. for Family Learning at the Library! This week you can join in on a mobile making craft, a disability book chat and much more! #WinterChallenge http://ow.ly/Brx550CZjPB

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
01/04/2021

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Mayor Bowser’s Statement on the Introduction of the Washington, DC Admission Act#DCStatehood
01/03/2021

Mayor Bowser’s Statement on the Introduction of the Washington, DC Admission Act

#DCStatehood

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
01/03/2021

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Watch live nowSwearing-in ceremonies for newly-elected & re-elected Councilmembers. Viewing links & program at bit.ly/2W...
01/02/2021

Watch live now

Swearing-in ceremonies for newly-elected & re-elected Councilmembers. Viewing links & program at bit.ly/2WS1WhM

(State Board of Education members, our Shadow/Congressional delegation, & ANC commissioners will be sworn in later today. Info at link above.)

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
01/02/2021

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

1/1: The District's Hypothermia Alert is ACTIVATED today.👀 If you see someone outside in need of shelter, call:☎️ the Sh...
01/01/2021

1/1: The District's Hypothermia Alert is ACTIVATED today.

👀 If you see someone outside in need of shelter, call:

☎️ the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311; or,

☎️ 911 if there's an immediate risk to safety.

01/01/2021
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

Reminder: Public testing sites are closed today. If you are experiencing symptoms, please stay home, isolate, and call your doctor.

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7 PM Thursday, December 3...
12/31/2020

This is a hypothermia alert issued in accordance with the District of Columbia’s Cold Plan for 7 PM Thursday, December 31st, 2020. The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will be 32 degrees but will feel like the mid 20's due to wind chill and/or rain.

12/31/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

In 2021, we can work together to end this pandemic.

Tamara, an occupational therapist working w/ individuals with brain injuries, on why she's getting vaccinated:

"I believe that this is the first step in getting to the end of this very dark tunnel."

#GetVaccinatedDC, #DCHOPE

12/31/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

Today, we end a year of tragedy and challenge. There's hard work ahead in order for Washingtonians to get back on their feet. I commit to this work, and to show why we are the District of Comebacks.

We're in it together, and we will get through it together.

#DCHOPE

Don’t forget to add being prepared to your New Year’s resolutions list! There is no better feeling than being ready and ...
12/31/2020

Don’t forget to add being prepared to your New Year’s resolutions list! There is no better feeling than being ready and keeping your loved ones safe. Visit ready.dc.gov to learn more about making a plan, building a kit, and staying informed. #ReadyDC

This #Holiday season, make sure you’re safe before you go out. Grab your keys, phone, wallet and make sure you #WearAMas...
12/31/2020

This #Holiday season, make sure you’re safe before you go out. Grab your keys, phone, wallet and make sure you #WearAMask over your mouth AND nose, stay at least 6 feet away from others and carry hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Visit: coronavirus.dc.gov.

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your ...
12/31/2020

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your choice. Share pics on social media & upload your 5K time to our site. The first 1,000 registrants get a t-shirt and medal! Register bit.ly/Vfresh5k

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
12/31/2020

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

12/30/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

Tim works as an investigator for DC Health with the DC Contact Trace Force.

As a member of the Home Visit Team, he has seen firsthand the impacts of COVID-19 on families. He got vaccinated to help ensure he doesn’t spread the virus to others.

#GetVaccinatedDC #DCHOPE

12/30/2020

Learn more in 2021 by completing online courses in business, software, technology and more for free with your DC Public Library card and Lynda Learning. #HolidaysatHomeDC ow.ly/tUIF50CMisf

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!Over a *half million* phones in DC have opted into this function...
12/30/2020

Did you know: Your phone can track your COVID exposures!

Over a *half million* phones in DC have opted into this function. Have you done your part?

The more of us who sign up, the better the program works. So sign up today! Right now!

Here’s how: bit.ly/36W3e13

DC Health
12/30/2020

DC Health

At this time, DC Health is asking that people in the Phase 1a group, workers in health care settings that have direct or indirect exposure to infectious materials, to register for an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine through vaccinate.dc.gov. We will alert the next groups and then the public about when it is their turn. Follow us at @_DCHealth, @dchealth.dc.gov or coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine to stay up-to-date.

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your ...
12/30/2020

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your choice. Share pics on social media & upload your 5K time to our site. The first 1,000 registrants get a t-shirt and medal! Register bit.ly/Vfresh5k

Every day, for the next ten years, 10,000 people will turn 65. Plan your financial future well into retirement with DISB...
12/30/2020

Every day, for the next ten years, 10,000 people will turn 65. Plan your financial future well into retirement with DISB’s welcome.financiallyfitdc.com.
#DCBizCAP
#InclusiveProsperity
#FairShot

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
12/30/2020

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your ...
12/29/2020

Join Mayor Bowser and FITDC for the 1st Virtual #FITDC #FreshStart5K. #NewYearsDay- run or walk at the location of your choice. Share pics on social media & upload your 5K time to our site. The first 1,000 registrants get a t-shirt and medal! Register bit.ly/Vfresh5k

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development
12/29/2020

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

District retail store owners, have you applied for a #RobustRetail grant? Applications are open until January 28 (but don't wait until the last minute!) and eligible retail businesses can receive grants of up to $7500. https://dslbd.dc.gov/service/current-grant-opportunities

#FeedtheFridge at 8 locations with free restaurant-prepared meals for you to grab n go!  Feedthefridge.splashthat.com We...
12/29/2020

#FeedtheFridge at 8 locations with free restaurant-prepared meals for you to grab n go! Feedthefridge.splashthat.com We also enlisted our DC Department of Parks and Recreation Roving Leaders to reach seniors who are unable to make it to a location today. Thanks feedthefridge.org #DCValues

12/29/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

Thanks to DC To-GoGo, you can support DC restaurants with same-day delivery by DC residents. Check out local, New Year’s Eve specials at dctogogo.com!

#DCHOPE

12/29: The District's Hypothermia Alert remains ACTIVATED today.👀 If you see someone outside in need of shelter, call:☎️...
12/29/2020

12/29: The District's Hypothermia Alert remains ACTIVATED today.

👀 If you see someone outside in need of shelter, call:

☎️ the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311; or,

☎️ 911 if there's an immediate risk to safety.

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.-Symptoms? Stay home and cal...
12/29/2020

Here are today's testing sites. Save time by pre-registering at coronavirus.dc.gov/register.

-Symptoms? Stay home and call your doctor.
-Doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test? Visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Attending a small celebration? Please reconsider. Take steps to make the #holidays safe by learning how to say no to gat...
12/28/2020

Attending a small celebration? Please reconsider. Take steps to make the #holidays safe by learning how to say no to gatherings. Conversation is a powerful tool.

12/28/2020
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser

For their safety & the safety of patients, workers in healthcare settings are among the first people getting the vaccine.

Dr. Davis from Kaiser Permanente Thrive on why she is getting vaccinated:

"Because I'm on immunosuppressives that make me more vulnerable to COVID."

#GetVaccinatedDC, #DCHOPE

Address

441 4th St NW, Ste 721N
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Metro: Judiciary Square - 4th Street Exit (Red Line)

General information

OAPIA organizes and facilitates public and private programs on public safety, human rights, economic development, housing, employment, social services, public health, transportation, education, and multicultural development to ensure accessibility for the District’s AAPI community. OAPIA is the liaison between the District government and the AAPI community. English page: www.facebook.com/dcoapia Chinese page: www.facebook.com/dcoapiachinese Vietnamese page: www.facebook.com/dcoapiavietnamese Korean page: www.facebook.com/dcoapiakorean

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 727-3120

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😈The Medellin Cartel kids😈 My name is Dennis Homer Love Jr. As a child in the 1980s I became the first underaged person recognized by the United States government for helping efforts involving the CIA during the Ronald Reagan presidency. Many other kids were recognized after me, but it seems there efforts were not life threatening as mine were. I was privileged to work with or along side of some of Stephen Shaffer's clandestine work involving such people as Barry Seal, Pablo Escobar, Manuel Noriega, Oliver North and South American people that were to be used in an army that would take over locations in various South American countries and create a new country governed by democracy that ultimately would be backed by the USA. Turns out it was a clandestine tactic used to trick Pablo into giving up all his cartel locations used in producing and smuggling cocaine and other durgs into the United States. The CIA got as much information as possible and the executed an airstrike destroying all the locations they knew of with the U. S. Navy from an aircraft carrier off of Peru. Of course under the permission of then president Ronald Reagan. Setting Pablo's cocaine industry back but not out of commission. During all the time I was involved I ended up getting left in South America for a more extended time than planned on. Long story short when I was finally brought back to America by my pastor Fred J Foster he dropped me off on a well known military base in Louisiana called Barks Dale Air Force Base. Truns out I had body parts and military documents of interest to national security at the time. Not really what anyone would call secret but compromising documents of military interest to say the least. I guess you could call me at that time a very patriotic kid as far as believing in the United States of America and as a man I still do. Go Air Force. When I was a child in grammar school Stephen Shaffer of the CIA came and got me one day at Central Elementary School of Calhoun Louisiana. He took me to Mena Arkansas on Barry Seals land where there was a private airport. There was South Americans there who where training with the CIA learning military tactics for a war that never really got fought. Pablo Escobar flew in on a Cessna and Stephen and I where to fly down to Colombia South America to take pictures of the Medellin cartel's durg production. Stephen didn't trust Pablo and thought he would have a better chance at coming back with a kid going along. I had previously met Pablo at Mena with Barry Seal and other CIA and FBI officials. I was there with the boss of the water service company my dad worked for. We where there in Mena delivering a pressure tank to improve the water pressure on Barry Seals land. While in Colombia I met hundreds of kids South Americans staying on the cartels housing. Despite the horrible condition of drug slavery to Pablo Escobar. The South Americans that he had in his control actually had a better from of life with his cartel than they would on there on. However the majority of the drug slaves started out as bought or given from there parents four to five year olds that were kept in cartel housing consisting of a large building for shelter on top of a southern Colombian Mt top. That had dirt floor and a kitchen of sorts were they would make fresh tortilla chips and other simple but wonderful tasting food. It wasn't hard for it to be wonderful because that's all they had. Most all of the boys and girls there were skinny but they had a sick notion of death that is how they embraced looking at it. They were not scared of death as American kids were. There religious views gave them this fascination with death but it was more of a respect than fascination. Despite this and the condition of slavery these kids had the best and most beautiful spirit and attitude towards life. They were very loving and caring kids not like you would find in America due only to environment. I do wish they could have had a chance at freedom in America like all the kids I grew up with. But picking coca leaves and cocaine production and transportation is what life had in-store for them. As long as they followed the rules and obeyed the cartel killers they had a pretty good life but not all of them would be lucky even ones that obeyed were killed at the whim of the cartel killers when the killers were trying to make an example or just horribly wasting lives. The kids grew up in this environment and they were tougher than you could imagine and each one worthy of the best love and environment any American kid has received and took for granted I'm sure. It was a time that happened and I was there as a witness in the late 1980s in Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel housing on top of a southern Colombian Mt top with in walking and viewing distance of the equator. Which is were a sacrificial pit was carved out of the Mt top and were the cartel would burn and destroy bodies from the organ harvesting that was just as big part of the cartel as the durgs were. There was sex education there too. I know I'm not the only one who has went through this but I would guess people like me and my experiences in sex this way are very few and far between. While in Colombia South America in the compound Pablo Escobar used to house his drug trade workers as a grammar school child I was having sex with a Colombian woman and was almost at the peak of what a grammar school boy should have had for one of his first sexual experiences when a cartel killer that had his mind on doing what he did the whole time came up and pulled his pistol out and shot the woman in the head while I was directly on top of her and her face that I was concentrating on suddenly became something that would scar me sexually for the rest of my life with her precious smile turning in an instant to something that would horrify even the most mature. After this the cartel killer wasn't though messing with me and proceeded to cut her up exposing her internal organs and forcing me to help him cut her liver out completely whole without any unnecessary cutting of the liver as a strict punishment if I did. After removing her liver he took it to the kitchen were he proceeded to cut it up as if it were a piece of meat for the market. He fried it up and placed it on the table that evening for supper needless to say I had lost my appetite and did not desire to be around him for some time. The other killers kept criticising me and tried to boost my confidence until I finally got the courage to do the same thing to him I caught him on top of another woman and before he could react I shot his woman in the head the same way except I didn't have any interest in her liver and he showed me his respect from that day forward promising not to do it again as long as I promised the same. Some life lesson I had been forced to destroy something as beautiful as sex by being exploited in death with the pull of a trigger needless to say I have a real hard time forming any kind of bond with a woman. Unfortunately it didn't stop there he noticed that I became very friendly with some mature young teenage Columbian boys that were working in the fields of coca trees and sleeping with them at night I formed a bond very quickly with one in particular that I grew a crush on and basically became his boyfriend and was sleeping with him every night one night weeks after the woman incident the cartel killer came up behind us and I could only think up he was choking him out while we were hooked up but as it turns out he didn't pass out his throat had been cut and I began to have the most tramadic sexually experience of my life he fell limp on to my back and the other boys w told me he was dead but I couldn't believe it I was a child I had no reason to believe it. As his blood ran down my back as I attempted to stand up and kept calling out to him but he wouldn't respond the blood hit the floor with a heavyness that will never forget it sounded like the empting of a full bucket being poured out at once and sent me into a panic that took some of the other boys working together to calm me down long enough for another one to get him loose off of me because rigamortous had set in and I was screaming as I pulled him like a slay back and for over there blankets and them trying to get free convinced he wasn't dead because he wouldn't let go. Then once calmed down the cartel killers demanded that his body be throwed in the pit and only one boy stepped up and offered to help me. As we proceeded to get it over with on the way to the pit it became to difficult to carry him together and the boy decided it would be easier to finish cutting of his head that was hanging by very little and kept slinging back and forth on to his grip he had on him. He decided it was too much indeed for both of us and said if I would carry his head he would carry his torso the rest of the way. By the time I got to the pit I had become carzy temporarily because of all the stress and began to kiss his head crying and sobbing turning into laughing as I tried to push it out of my mind that it even happened. But as I went back and took a shower with the boy who helped me we went back to lay down on the floor to sleep and I realized that I would never really get over it or the women that had been killed and attribute that to my main difficulties forming a bond with any one I love. Having my only sexual relationship with a friend who had a girlfriend and was just really putting me on feeling sorry for me though he never knew about my experiences in South America he would only help me out when I needed him the most and sadly in 2007 after he was having a break down of sorts he took his own life in front of me with a shotgun to the head I tried to get to him in time but he had already pulled the trigger and fell back I reached out to him only grasping a little of his body mass picking him up from the ground to hold him in my arms as I yelled into his face calling out his name he seemed to almost come to one last time and sincing that I was near as if he heard me his face began to smile then fade away into a motion less shattered version of it's original form. He spoke to me repeated before saying that his one wish in life was to kill himself in front of someone that really loved him I always thought he was kidding but it has been my experience in the past that there is never any joking around when suicide is concerned and I do not take lightly to the matter of people making fun of that type of comment. Your life is precious and beautiful no matter how painful or sorrowful it becomes stick it out and hang on. It will get better. It will never rain every day hold on to something stronger than you are. Reach out to the Lord and ask Jesus for help and he will get you though another day. One day at a time and every day is a good day if you don't believe me try missing one it just can't and shouldn't be done. The truth is something that people rarely embrace and even more seldomly tell anyone much less totally stangers but I feel what you hold in secret will destroy you and what you speak honestly about you will be forgiven and Jesus is the only one that I seek forgiveness from and the only person I owe all my life to. I pray to always be as honest as that about everything in my life but it's not easy when it's not tramadic when you see it as every day sin. PS Thanks for listening to my problems hope you don't have any like mine in your life. My name is 🇺🇸Dennis Homer Love Jr.🇺🇸 Left as a guest on a flight from Mena Arkansas to Colombia South America by Pablo Escobar and Stephen Shaffer of the CIA in 1980s. Don't take your freedom and liberty for granted America it costs more than can be paid.💰💰💰💰