by: Morgan Poole, WOTV 4 female employees

Posted: Jun 8, 2021 / 1:11 PM EDT
Updated: 6/8/2021 / 1:12 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOTV) – 2020 was a challenging year for many Americans, especially members of the Asia Pacific Islander Community (AAPI). The addition of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic gave way to many hate crimes and incidents, exclusions and discrimination against Asian and Pacific islanders across the country.

During AARP Real Possibilities, members of the AAPI community discuss difficulties they have encountered over the past year. The guest group also shares the way several organizations have come together to spread awareness of issues affecting the AAPI community and provide resources that the Michigan community can use to support local AAPI groups .

Guests include:

  • Roland Hwang OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates VP Public Affairs.
  • Daphne Kwok, VP Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy, AARP Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
  • Shenlin Chen, President of the Association of Chinese Americans, Inc.

Watch in the video player above

About the real possibilities of AARP

AARP real possibilities of AARP Michigan is a weekly television show that airs every Tuesday lunchtime on WOTV 4 Women in West Michigan. Real Possibilities strives to improve the quality of life of older adults with advice and insight to uncover the true opportunities of partner business life in Michigan.

All episodes are archived here so you can stream them 24/7 so enjoy the shows and discover all the real possibilities for yourself!

(Sponsored by AARP Michigan)

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