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Panel Discussion on Federal Resources for AAPI Businesses and Nonprofits

Friday, May 21, 2021

2:00 PM  3:00 PM

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Hosted by National ACE, ILF, and APAPA this is part two of the series focused on the federal response to the alarming increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of 2020. We will highlight federal resources and opportunities that can support minority small business owners through the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Asian hate, particularly focusing on how employers can reopen their business, safely bring back their employees, and thrive through the current challenges.

Featured Speaker:

  • Laura Shin, Acting Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer; WHIAPPI and U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Panelists:

  • Velicia Woods, Chief Office of Legislative, Education & Intergovernmental Affairs Public Affairs, and Strategic Alliances; MBDA

  • Ben Raju, District Director; LA District Office SBA

  • Ambreen Tariq, Strategic Communications Specialist Wage and Hour Division; U.S. Department of Labor


  • Joseph Cruz, Partner/Principle; Ernst & Young, LLP

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