POP Social Enterprise invites you to join us in paying tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and in the on-going fight to end AAPI-based hate and violence in this country.

Sadly, this year, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes amidst an on-going fight to end AAPI-based hate and violence. In order to become a better ally, it's important that we put in the time and effort to learn about the diverse AAPI community and their tremendous contribution to this country.

Please continue to support your local Asian-owned restaurants and businesses.

AAPI Heritage Month: We’re One And The Same!

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Reducing harassment of AAPI community involves teaching history and more inclusion, activist says. Watch the PBS video.

AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. 

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect their lives, their families and their communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, the organization elevates AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States. 

Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform.

The SBA began accepting applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Monday, May 3, 2021 and is still accepting applications. For more information and how to apply, visit sba.gov/restaurants.

The SBA is currently accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

To submit an application, visit sba.gov/svogrant.

Save the date! The SBA will host an online panel discussion on May 27, 2021 with Asian American/Pacific Islander-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they pivoted during the pandemic and utilized SBA’s critical financial lifelines.

The SBA will also share resources available to help AAPI entrepreneurs launch new businesses, compete in the marketplace, and connect with the training and funding opportunities to help recover and rebuild. Registration will be available soon.