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Asian American History 101

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Jul 4, 2022

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 34! This week we talk to Varun Nikore, the executive director of the AAPI Victory Alliance. Founded in 2017 as AAPI Progressive Action, the AAPI Victory Alliance works to build Asian American and Pacific Islander political power across the country by providing education on progressive issues; creating and advocating for policies that affect our communities; and building alliances with organizations to help AAPIs exert their power and be the margin of victory at the local, state, and national levels. We discuss his background, some of the key work the Victory Alliance is doing, and why Texas is such a focus to benefit the AAPI community and our country. Part of our conversation centered on intersectionality and why the AAPI community needs to reach out and work with other marginalized groups. We should all care about voting rights, women’s rights, gun control, immigration rights, and LGBTQ+ rights… just to name a few things. After all, these are just a few of the civil rights that have been challenged or attacked in recent months. Varun also shared some information on the AAPI Victory Alliance Think Tank, the first of its kind. Listen to this episode for some additional important issues and discover how you can get involved. You can also support their work by donating to the AAPI Victory Alliance. For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at or social media links at If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at