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Hello Prosper’s 2020-2021 Asian Holiday Digital Calendar Launch

Hello Prosper’s 2020-2021 Asian Holiday Digital Calendar Launch

Hello Prosper just launched a free, open-source, 2020-2021 Asian Holiday Digital Calendar – an education tool to allow Asian Americans to feel celebrated and seen. How it works: Sign up for access to the digital calendar on helloprosper.co. Sharing is made easy. Copy and paste suggested language, captions, and artwork to share with your network.Compatible with Android and iPhone devices, and syncs seamlessly to the Google Calendar app.Receive historical doses of Asian culture worth celebrating at the palm of your hands. Learn about holidays and remembrance days from 19 different Asian...

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New Podcast Alert: Fresh Off the Vote

Fresh Off The Vote

TAP-NY alum, Jess Yeung, is announcing the launch of a new podcast! Fresh Off the Vote (FOTV) is a 100% grassroots podcast featuring voter outreach stories in APIA communities. Their team formed out of a Facebook Asian networking group, thanks to a young DNC delegate and educator. With a goal to make voting sexier than waiting in line with Grandma Meredith in a public gymnasium after work, they are youth inspiring other youth to use their voices. The FOTV team wants to take over the internet soon with their passion for political discussion. Podcast topics range from why Asian American...

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Asian American Small Businesses Can Win $1000! COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

Asian American Small Businesses Can Win $1000! COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

Asian American Federation is conducting a COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey for Asian American small business owners. If anyone you know has a small business in NYC, please forward them this survey link. Survey responses must be received by July 24, 11:59pm to be eligible for a $1000 drawing. Upon completion of the survey, they will be randomly selecting 100 small business owners who meet eligibility to grant $1,000.

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Rock the Boat Asian x Black Conversation Series

Rock the Boat Asian x Black Conversations

For the month of July, Rock The Boat Podcast, a narrative podcast that features Asian Americans who are challenging the status quo, is hosting a series of events focused on telling stories between the Asian and Black communities. The event series is called Let’s Talk: Asian x Black Conversations. The goal of this series is not to talk about how Asians can support Black Lives Matter or how to fight against Anti-Asian sentiments but more so an exploration and conversation between two groups of people who have different, yet similar experiences. Topics Include: 7/2 Growing Up Blasian7/9...

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COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

COVID-19 Student Relief

To support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TAP-NY's parent organization, TACL (Taiwanese American Citizens League), has partnered with TASF (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund) to distribute a one-time Student Relief Fund totaling $50,000 in an effort to aid Taiwanese American/Taiwanese households with students in these troubling times. OVERVIEW The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is sponsored by TASF and operated by TACL. The fund offers a $500 one-time payment to each student in a Taiwanese American or Taiwanese household that has been financially impacted by the recent...

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TAP-NY eSports Discord is Growing!

TAP-NY eSports Discord is Growing!

Our TAP-NY eSports Discord is growing! Not just for gamers, Discord provides a way for our community to communicate over voice, video, and text. Currently, our biggest group is for our MapleSaga players, where we enjoy the nostalgia of old-school MapleStory gameplay. Other games include Animal Crossing and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Or you can just come hang out! Informal group chats have been a weekly highlight. Send us a message through our Facebook page to get an invite link.

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Sticky Locals Support Chinatown Businesses

Sticky Locals Support Chinatown Businesses

Sticky Locals is a collective of artists and entrepreneurs who collaborate with local AAPI-owned businesses to create branded stickers that fundraise for AAPI charities and nonprofits. They just launched their first collection and are excited to share the stickers they’ve created in partnership with five historic and beloved AAPI-owned businesses in NYC, such as Super Taste! Proceeds go towards the respective, individual business and Heart of Dinner, an organization that provides warm meals and groceries for the elderly in NYC's AAPI community. The goal for Sticky Locals is two-fold: they...

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Artists for Asian American Federation

Artists for Asian American Federation

Artists for Asian American Foundation is a fundraiser by Sirui Ma, FAR-NEAR, and friends who are offering their work for sale or auction to support the Asian American Federation (AAF), a pan-Asian non-profit representing the collective voice of 70 community-based organizations serving 1.3 million Asian Americans in NYC. Check out the fundraiser's website here to see the artists' work and to purchase or bid on items. Highlights include the acclaimed Taiwanese American restaurant Win Son’s recipes for their version of Lu Rou Fan and Dan Bing and the FAR-NEAR t-shirt featured on GQ’s Best...

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Member of the Month: Bryan Yan

Member of the Month: Bryan Yan

For our June Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Bryan Yan! Read on to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hi, my name is Bryan Yan. I grew up in Canada, and I moved to New York City about six years ago for my career as a software engineer for Bloomberg. I haven’t left the city or the company since.  I never thought I would stay here for so long. I always thought of New York as a place to jump start my career then move on to something bigger and greater. But...

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In Solidarity with the African American Community

Black Lives Matter

Update as of 6/10/20: After further research and news on Campaign Zero, including leadership changes and recent statements from the organization, and learning from different perspectives on their campaign #8CantWait, half of the donation match from Julie is changing to The Movement for Black Lives, and the other half will still go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The horrific recent events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many other injustices against the African American community, have made the following clear: Black lives are valued...

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