AAPI STRONG Legislative Conference
On October 2021, we attended the AAPI STRONG Legislative Conference hosted by the APIA Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE). The virtual conference was a platform connecting AAPI business leaders and entrepreneurs with elected officials and policymakers in a bipartisan effort to influence positive legislative change.
Island Liaison President Claudia Kaercher attended the conference and introduced Krystal Ka'ai, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).
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.
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.
Congratulations to Miss Marshall Islands 2019!
Miss Billma Peters, representing the Mejit Atoll, is the winner of the pageant hosted for the first time by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
Billma was first involved with Island Liaison through it's ASU partnering summer program, ASIAN LEAD. She later also attended Island Liaison's Women and Girl's Health & Safety Day Summit in 2016, and participated in our 2019 Empowerment Forum.
Billma continues to stay involved with Island Liaison and is an inspiration in our community. Read her full story 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.
School Supplies Drive
Island Liaison supported Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC)'s 2019 NO COST Back-To-School & Sports Physicals Summer Program.
We collaboratively collected school supplies from our generous community and were able to fill 250+ backpacks with supplies for students in need. We are committed to helping our youth and are grateful for the continuous support of our community.
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.