For every resident in Howard County and every family in Howard County public schools to be equally represented in the community and to have equitable access to services and resources.
To advance, empower and unite the Chinese and other immigrants in Howard County by advocating for the underrepresented, leading in civic activities, promoting greater community engagement, and supporting integration into the larger community.
COVID-19 Important Information and Resources
If you have a question about COVID-19, please call COVID-19 Hotline, 410-313-6284, available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Vaccinations are FREE and available for all Marylanders age 12 and older.
All vaccine clinics are now distributing take home Azova COVID test kits for individuals who may have a need.
The clinics at the summer school sites are also offering additional 'catch-up' immunizations for kids.
Topic: Confronting Walls with Bridges
Time: September 17, 2021 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speakers: Mike Mitchell and Danielle Duran Baron
Luminus Network for New Americans (formerly, FIRN) has spent 40 years serving the immigrant community with legal and social services. Luminus empowers immigrants, refugees, and asylees to access resources and opportunities so they can thrive and contribute to their communities. It also serves them with legal, social and language services that hasten their welcome and social and economic integration into our community. In the Asian American community, this has been extraordinarily crucial because America has a dark past in that it has made law and policy discriminating against the Asians. Because law follows belief, Luminus is actively working to address beliefs by breaking down stereotypes through services and storytelling. This will help people today and change laws in the future.
Click here for the bio of the panelists.
Community Equity Audit
The Office of Human Rights and Equity and the Equity and Restorative Practice Unit launched a Community Equity Audit this summer.
The purpose of this survey is to gather information from residents receiving services from Howard County Government to help us identify strengths and challenges related to equity and inclusion.
Please take the survey by Friday, September 10th.
STUDENT STORYTELLING COMPETITION
Stories about Asian Americans and Their Contributions
Chinese American Museum in DC is pleased to announce a creative true story essay and short documentary film competition. Winners will be awarded prizes across different categories and will be showcased in a special exhibit at the museum, on its web site, and social media channels.
This competition aims to capture the true stories about Asian Americans and their important role in America. 6-12 grades students in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area are eligible to enter the competition.