Adoption Fraud Scheme
Island Liaison was involved in humanitarian work helping 8 Marshallese women (considered victims) enmeshed in the Arizona Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen Adoption Fraud Scheme.
We collaborated with Asian Pacific Community in Action, Mountain Park Health Center, International Rescue Committee, Phoenix Legal Action Network, Midwives Organization and other supporters to right a wrong that started thousands of miles away and had a tragic impact in Arizona.
Read more on our press release and listen to President Claudia Kaercher's interview with Fronteras.
2020 Person of the Year
Congratulations to our very own President, Claudia Kaercher, for being recognized by the Asian Chamber of Commerce AZ's 2020 person of the Year!
Kaercher was recognized on 18 January 2020 for her active contributions in the community. Claudia has been involved in several organizations throughout Arizona and has provided a helping hand to different advocacy and cultural educational programs.
Read more about the award ceremony here, and to read more of Claudia's amazing work, click here.
2020 Census Outreach
Island Liaison provided census resources and videos to inform our community about the importance of making our community visible in the 2020 Census.
Many members of our community live in hard-to-count areas, and counting us all in is of crucial importance for representation and visibility.
Watch our Chamorro, Marshallese, and Chuukes videos and learn more here.
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) 2020, Island Liaison’s very own President, Claudia Kaercher joined the SPARK podcast.
With host Bill Imada, Founder Chairman & Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group Inc., and other distinguished guests, Claudia talked about the importance of celebrating and preserving our heritage.
Learn more about the podcast here and listen to the episode here.
Black Lives Matter, today and always. Island Liaison stands in solidarity with the African American community in our collective struggles against racism and white supremacy.
In 2020, Island Liaison participated in the caravan display as a show of support for the BLM movement.
Covid-19 Food Drive
The Coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affects the Pacific Islander community.
To help those with limited resources and those affected by unemployment, Island Liaison delivered food to several RMI families who are recovering from COVID-19 from June - August 2020.