GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- 2020 has been a challenging year for many Americans, especially members of the Asian Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 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 nation.

During AARP Real Possibilities, members of the AAPI community discuss difficulties they have faced over the past year. The panel of guests also shares the ways several organizations have teamed up to spread awareness on issues affecting the AAPI community and provides resources 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 AARP Real Possibilities

AARP Real Possibilities by AARP Michigan is a weekly TV show which airs every Tuesday on WOTV 4 Women in West Michigan at noon. Real Possibilities strives to improve the quality of life for older adults with advice and insights to show life’s real possibilities from partner businesses in Michigan.

All episodes are archived here for you to stream 24/7/365, so enjoy the shows and discover all the real possibilities for you!

(Sponsored by AARP Michigan)