President and treasurer Honor Thy Children
Al & Jane Nakatani lost two of their sons to AIDS. They share their heartache, struggles and activism in honor of their sons as part of the National AIDS Memorial Surviving Voices oral history project.
The series is dedicated to Asians and Pacific Islanders (A&PIs). The A&PI community is unique in that it includes people from all over the globe encompassing a multitude of diverse countries and cultures such as China and India, regions such as Southeast Asia and Pacific Island Countries & Territories such as Guam.
Many different languages and even more dialects are spoken, which makes outreach and education a challenge. And yet A&PI activists and their allies not only established a network of successful A&PI focused HIV and AIDS organizations across the US, but in the process they helped in shaping and organizing groups at all levels to serve those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, that prior to AIDS had not existed within the A&PI community.
Hear all the stories of API Community and AIDS at Surviving Voices