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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. E 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."

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Join DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives as we...
03/15/2022
MOAPIA Presents: Resilience and Women’s Public Safety

Join DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives as we create a space for the community to heal and learn about District resources on the anniversary of the Atlanta shootings.

🗓 March 16, 2022
⏰ 6:00 pm
📍 Chinese Community Church
🔗 tinyurl.com/MOAPIAPublicSafety

#fairshot #dcvalues

Join the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) for a dialogue towards safety one year after the Atlanta shootings

On March 16, our Grantee, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project is partnering with national organize...
03/14/2022

On March 16, our Grantee, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project is partnering with national organizers to create a healing space for women and girls on the anniversary of the Atlanta Shootings.

Join in person: March 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Chinese Community Church (500 I (eye) St NW)

Tune in to the national stream at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAIzwZ9gQI0

To keep residents and staff safe, our Ward 7 Meet & Greet was moved to March 26 @ 10 am at St Luke Catholic Church. We a...
03/12/2022

To keep residents and staff safe, our Ward 7 Meet & Greet was moved to March 26 @ 10 am at St Luke Catholic Church. We apologize about the late notice but we can’t wait to see you soon!

One year after the Atlanta shootings, our grantee Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project partnered wi...
03/11/2022

One year after the Atlanta shootings, our grantee Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project partnered with national organizers to develop an event focused on healing and support for the women and girls in the AAPI community.

Join them on March 16 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Chinatown Community Church for their event!

#breakthesilence #fairshot #dcvalues

Our Director Ben de Guzman joined Dr. Charita Casto in celebration of her installation Smithsonian for #womenshistorymon...
03/10/2022

Our Director Ben de Guzman joined Dr. Charita Casto in celebration of her installation Smithsonian for #womenshistorymonth. We celebrate all of the AAPI women who engage and make our communities better.

#fairshot #dcvalues

03/10/2022

Call for Applications to the PNAMDC Nursing Scholarship
Application deadline: July 31, 2022

Two scholarship awards will be given this year.
For questions, contact:
linda cabacar - scholarship committee chair
[email protected]
#PNAMDC #BeTheLIGHT

Monday was the last day of Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi but the last value fit so perfectly for this month. Mālama means so muc...
03/04/2022

Monday was the last day of Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi but the last value fit so perfectly for this month. Mālama means so much to mothers and found family so we hope you nurture yours. Happy Women's History Month.

#olelohawaii #dcvalues #fairshot

To moms who tirelessly raised us, the grandmothers who overly fed us, the partners who proudly loved us, the health care...
03/02/2022

To moms who tirelessly raised us, the grandmothers who overly fed us, the partners who proudly loved us, the health care heroes who dedicated their lives to protect us, and the women who made their communities brighter and better, we thank you.

We proudly admire Mayor Bowser and DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives for uplifting and promoting women of the District and being amazing role models for their community.

Happy Women's History Month!

#womenshistorymonth #dcvalues

Hawaiʻi's State Motto is "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono" or The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Ma...
02/25/2022

Hawaiʻi's State Motto is "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono" or The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Mayor Bowser understands that her kuleana (responsibility) is to the District residents and provide a righteous environment to succeed.

#DCValues #hawaiianlanguage #mahinaolelohawaii

Thank you to all the community members that joined us tonight. We were glad to receive your feedback and questions! We w...
02/23/2022

Thank you to all the community members that joined us tonight. We were glad to receive your feedback and questions!

We were joined by our Wah Luck House Seniors this evening so we want to thank them for being with us too. We hope to have the VoD for Town hall available soon

Thank you to all the community members that joined us tonight. We were glad to receive your feedback and questions! We w...
02/23/2022

Thank you to all the community members that joined us tonight. We were glad to receive your feedback and questions!

We were joined by our Wah Luck House Seniors this evening so we want to thank them for being with us too. We hope to have the VoD for Town hall available soon

We will be live-streaming our townhall here on Facebook shortly. Join us at 5:30 p.m.!
02/22/2022
MOAPIA AAPI Community Townhall

We will be live-streaming our townhall here on Facebook shortly. Join us at 5:30 p.m.!

Join the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) for their Quarterly Townhall

Our Townhall is tonight! We are so excited to invite you to our AAPI Community Virtual Townhall! We have panelists from ...
02/22/2022
MOAPIA AAPI Community Townhall

Our Townhall is tonight! We are so excited to invite you to our AAPI Community Virtual Townhall! We have panelists from DC Health, Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture, and Mayor Bowser's office to go over District updates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

🗓️ February 22, 2022
⌚️ 5:30 p.m.
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Join the Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) for their Quarterly Townhall

It’s Presidents Day and District services are limited. ⏬Click below for affected services.⏬
02/21/2022

It’s Presidents Day and District services are limited.
⏬Click below for affected services.⏬

Today, February 21, 2022, District Government will observe Presidents Day. While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential District operations.

To learn more: tinyurl.com/ModifiedDistrictServices

🗓 February 22, 2022⌚️ 5:30 p.m.🔗 tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall
02/21/2022

🗓 February 22, 2022
⌚️ 5:30 p.m.
🔗 tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall

Tomorrow. 🗓February 22, 2022⌚️ 5:30 p.m.🔗 tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall
02/21/2022

Tomorrow.

🗓February 22, 2022
⌚️ 5:30 p.m.
🔗 tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall

Aloha Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Happy Hawaiian Language Month). Mayor Bowser and our office continue to celebrate the beaut...
02/18/2022

Aloha Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Happy Hawaiian Language Month). Mayor Bowser and our office continue to celebrate the beautiful language of our Native Hawaiian residents and hope you can take their proverbs with you.

Our townhall is next Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm. Join us, DC Health, and Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture...
02/18/2022

Our townhall is next Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm. Join us, DC Health, and Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture for a discussion on District and Office updates!

Register tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall

Tonight at 6:00 pm is Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Forum. We are so excited to hear from DC residents on how you wou...
02/16/2022

Tonight at 6:00 pm is Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Forum. We are so excited to hear from DC residents on how you would like to set next year’s priorities!

We got to sneak some backstage shots yesterday and today. But 🤫 keep it a secret.

🔗 budget.dc.gov

Mayor Bowser's Budget Engagement Forum is today!Since 2015, the Mayor has given DC residents an opportunity to learn how...
02/16/2022

Mayor Bowser's Budget Engagement Forum is today!

Since 2015, the Mayor has given DC residents an opportunity to learn how the District allocates its funds. Join the conversation and talk with your leaders.

🔗👉budget.dc.gov

Roses are red🌹Violets are Blue💙Serve DC wants to thank you!To all the people who helped keep our district safe by volunt...
02/15/2022

Roses are red🌹
Violets are Blue💙
Serve DC wants to thank you!

To all the people who helped keep our district safe by volunteering at ServeDC’s COVID-19 event we want to thank you! Check out the 🔗👇

We hope to see you tomorrow! Email us with any questions at [email protected] 💕

We want to hear from you DC! Our office is partnering with DC Health and Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture to answer...
02/15/2022

We want to hear from you DC! Our office is partnering with DC Health and Mayor's Office of Nightlife & Culture to answer your 🔥❓.

🗓️February 22, 2022
⌚️5:30 p.m.
🔗tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownhall

Beginning February 15, 2022, indoor venues will no longer be required to verify that patrons are vaccinated.Businesses m...
02/14/2022

Beginning February 15, 2022, indoor venues will no longer be required to verify that patrons are vaccinated.

Businesses may choose to keep vaccination requirements in place.

由2022年2月15日起,室內場所將不需要檢查疫苗證明.

企業可選擇繼續行使疫苗證檢查.

2022년 2월 15일부터 실내 장소는 고객들이 백신 접종을 했는지 확인할 필요가 없습니다.

사업체들은 백신 접종 필수 조건을 유지할지 선택할 수 있습니다.

Bắt đầu từ ngày 15 tháng 02 năm 2022, các địa điểm trong nhà sẽ không cần bắt buộc phải xác minh bằng chứng tiêm ngừa của khách hàng.

Các doanh nghiệp được lựa chọn tiếp tục yêu cầu bằng chứng tiêm ngừa đã áp dụng.

Did you know that like many Native languages spoken in what is now the US, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language) was ba...
02/12/2022

Did you know that like many Native languages spoken in what is now the US, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language) was banned from use in classrooms for generations? In the 1980s, a group of dedicated Native Hawaiian kumu (teachers) revived this endangered language and founded the first Hawaiian immersion language nest schools. We honor their efforts to revitalize the Hawaiian language, which is now spoken across PreK - university environments and in many homes. In fact, it is now recognized as an official language of the State of Hawaiʻi. To our Native Hawaiian residents who now call the District home, Hauʻoli Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi kākou! Happy Hawaiian Language Month!

#DCValues #hawaiianlanguage

Hey District Youth, are you ready to make a difference in your community and learn valuable skills in the workforce? App...
02/11/2022

Hey District Youth, are you ready to make a difference in your community and learn valuable skills in the workforce? Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program and discover your potential!

Learn more 👉does.dc.gov
#SYEP #DCValues

Join us for our AAPI Virtual Townhall on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. We welcome the opportunity to answer your que...
02/11/2022

Join us for our AAPI Virtual Townhall on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m.
We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and take suggestions!

Sign-up at tinyurl.com/DCAAPITownHall

Access to the meeting room will be released on 2/14.

#DCValues #DCAAPITownhall

DC Seniors, join us for Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Forum. It is your way of helping us shape the District!📞☎️📱 844...
02/10/2022

DC Seniors, join us for Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Forum. It is your way of helping us shape the District!

📞☎️📱 844-8811314

#BEF #DCValues

Seniors, are you looking for a way to share what you would like the District to invest in?

Call 844-881-1314 at 12 PM on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 to join our Virtual Senior Budget Engagement Forum. For more info, please visit budget.dc.gov.

Photos from Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)'s post
02/09/2022

Photos from Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)'s post

02/08/2022

Join us for our 2022 #LunarNewYear Celebration on Tuesday, February 8 at 4pm ET!

To celebrate the #YearofTheTiger, we'll have:
➡️Cooking demonstrations with renowned chefs
➡️Cultural performances
➡️Appearances by trailblazers in government, entertainment, and more!

Register at: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_uB0XTrExRPOfGX_WJJhYxA

Sometimes the world is a little too much. While you can’t solve all the big problems let’s take steps to solve some smal...
02/04/2022

Sometimes the world is a little too much. While you can’t solve all the big problems let’s take steps to solve some small ones.

Be kind to yourself 🙂
#MentalHealthMatters #Loveyourself #DCValues

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center is hosting a Citizenship Information and Screening Workshop on Saturday, Fe...
02/04/2022

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center is hosting a Citizenship Information and Screening Workshop on Saturday, February 12 @ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is an amazing opportunity to learn how to become a citizen and the application process.

🔽Registration🔽
https://forms.gle/DcbnnY7qF81zwXkP7

Is it less than a month already? We are looking forward to the amazing performances and cultural displays in March! Foll...
02/04/2022

Is it less than a month already? We are looking forward to the amazing performances and cultural displays in March! Follow National Cherry Blossom Festival to get your tickets.

#soexcitedforthis #cherryblossomfestival #花見🌸

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Know folks who haven't gotten vaccinated yet? Need a booster? Come help me and my agency observe Fil Am History Month through service.
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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 co***ne 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 co***ne 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 co***ne 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 s*x 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 s*x 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 s*x with a Colombian woman and was almost at the peak of what a grammar school boy should have had for one of his first s*xual 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 s*xually 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 s*x 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 s*xually 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 s*xual 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 su***de 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.💰💰💰💰