Cox Partners With OC Grantmakers to Present ‘Voices from the AANHPI Community in Orange County’ Video Series
Series spotlights rich legacy of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in Orange County in time for AAPI Heritage Month in May 2022
ORANGE COUNTY – April 25, 2022 – Cox Communications has partnered with Orange County Grantmakers, a community of local philanthropists, to support an illuminating video series titled “Voices from the AANHPI Community in Orange County,” which spotlights contributions from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in Orange County. The four-part video series will air on the Main Street Living Series of Cox’s YurView channel throughout May 2022, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
The videos feature notable local leaders from the diverse AANHPI communities throughout Orange County who elaborate on the rich history, civic engagement and collaboration of these groups, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead.
“At Cox, we pride ourselves in our commitment to equity,” says Colleen Dillaway, market vice president, Cox Communications. “This video series sheds light on community needs that, research shows, often get overlooked. We strive to continue creating new avenues for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to share their important stories.”
Cox customers can watch the “Voices from the AANHPI Community in Orange County” on Cox’s YurView channel throughout May 2022. The series is also available to the public on the Orange County Grantmakers website.
Inspiration for the video series came from previous online workshops offered by Orange County Grantmakers to funders in partnership with the Asian Pacific Community Fund, Asian American Futures and the Orange County Community Foundation. The series challenged funders, including individuals, business, and other foundations, to be more aware of bias in their giving and to be intentional with future philanthropic support. With support from Cox Communications, the series has been transformed into an informative four-part video series debuting next month and is available to the public.
“Orange County Grantmakers is committed to advancing equity by creating strategic alignment and relationships among OC philanthropists and nonprofits,” said Taryn Palumbo, executive director, Orange County Grantmakers. “We are honored to partner with other like-minded organizations to highlight the innovative, cross-cultural and multi-racial work being done by many of our non-profit partners and provide a space for funders to learn how they can continue to support and uplift collective action.”
“The Orange County Community Foundation celebrates the rich diversity of our region’s Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander community. We were thrilled to partner with Orange County Grantmakers, Asian Pacific Community Fund and Asian American Futures to showcase so many of our local leaders and the work they do every day,” said Cathleen Otero, senior vice president, Orange County Community Foundation, and advisory board chair, Orange County Grantmakers.
The “Voices from the AANHPI Community in Orange County” video series can be viewed on Cox’s YurView channel on the following schedule:
- Friday, May 6: Episode 1: History of AANHPI
Dr. Linda Vo of UC Irvine and Don Han of OC Human Relations reflect on the history of the AANHPI community in the U.S. and Orange County, as well as their legacy and impact on our community today.
- Friday, May 13: Episode 2: Civic Engagement
Mary Anne Foo from the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and Ualani Hoopai from Pacific Islander Health Partnership share how the AANHPI community rallied together in response to increased #AsianHate, rising to the call for leadership and understanding opportunities for community involvement.
- Friday, May 20: Episode 3: API Taskforce
Ellen Ahn of Korean Community Services and Vattana Peong of The Cambodian Family Community Center share how their distinct organizations came together to provide a culturally competent response, education, training, referrals and resources to the diverse API community in Orange County.
- Friday, May 27: Episode 4: The Vision Ahead
The next generation of AANHPI leaders in Orange County share their thoughts and perspectives on the opportunities ahead.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
About Orange County Grantmakers
Orange County Grantmakers (OCG) envisions an Orange County where philanthropists and nonprofits work together as partners to achieve equity for our most impacted communities. To learn more about Orange County Grantmakers, visit www.orangecountymakers.org, like them on Facebook or follow on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.