A major congratulations to CFA members and the CFA Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Caucus (APIDA), which were recognized by the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) for their incredible work this past year.
In naming its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champions for 2022, NAAPPPA celebrated CFA and the APIDA Caucus for outstanding work on anti-racism and social justice, recognized the strong representation of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in leadership at our union, senior staff level, and praised the efforts of the APIDA Caucus.
Our APIDA Caucus members have been active in their strong advocacy since the beginning of the pandemic, urgently advocating, along with Stop AAPI Hate, for the protection of APIDA communities against hate crimes. This year, caucus leaders and members were successful in advocating for the inclusion of caste as a protected category in our non-discrimination article.
The APIDA Caucus also recently hosted APIDA activists for a discussion on addressing caste discrimination in higher education during CFA’s Equity Conference 2022.
Congratulations, CFA and CFA APIDA Caucus members on this much deserved award and recognition!