FYP-DC Statement Against Hate Towards Asian-Americans
The Filipino Young Professionals of DC (FYP-DC), in conjunction with the White House and the DC Mayor’s Office, condemns and denounces all acts of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
Since our founding, FYP-DC has always organized its events to foster inclusion, diversity, and education throughout the Filipino and broader AAPI communities. However, AAPI businesses, neighborhoods, and families are at risk as a result of aggressive COVID-19 rhetoric. We stand in solidarity with, and our prayers go out to Noel Quintana, Helen Oh, Bawi Cung, Vincent Chin, and all victims of AAPI related hate crimes.
Although acts of hate toward Asians continue, the Filipino and broader AAPI DMV community must never forget what emboldens us to be proud of our identity and heritage. AAPIs did not cause the COVID-19 pandemic and the biological nature of COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race and ethnicity. FYP-DC will continue to work with our stakeholders to support efforts that prevent discrimination, bullying, harassment, and violent crimes against AAPI individuals and their communities.
WHO WE ARE.
We are organized exclusively for recreational, social, educational, and charitable purposes. The purpose of FYP-DC is to create a network of young professionals in the Washington, DC area, to provide education about Filipino-American heritage through social activities, and to contribute to the local Filipino-American community.
FYP DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on the professional development of the next generation of leaders. The organization is also focused on Philippine cultural exposure, education, and the continued support of other community organizations at large.
The staff of Kaliwa will be participating in this years Mardi Gras parade and party event next Saturday February 26! Come out and show your support by being part of the parade!
Washington DC’s popular Dragon Boat Festival Race is coming back this upcoming May! Join the FYP-DC team before March 6!
Let’s belt out our favorite songs! Join FYP-DC at Crafthouse Arlington doing what Filipinos love best: Karaoke!
WE ARE FYP.
FYP provides a wonderful opportunity for young professionals in the DC area to improve themselves personally and professionally. Become part of an organization that provides education about Filipino-American heritage through social activities.