Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Hapa Issues Forum (HIF) is dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Pacific Islanders of mixed heritage and developing communities that value diversity.
Hapa Issues Forum is a national non-profit organization that provides diversity training to community organizations and leadership development to youth and young adults. Based in San Francisco, HIF has seven chapters across the state of California. Our community-based chapters are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and our student chapters are located at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego. Hapa Issues Forum exists for similar reasons as organizations such as JACL and NAACP - the idea that people with similar backgrounds, ideas, and interests can accomplish more when united. We strive to challenge America's rigid notion of race and ethnicity. Ultimately, we hope to enhance the nation's respect for diverse cultures, build an inclusive community, and to broaden the understanding of Asian Americans to include Hapas. Hapa Issues Forum invites you to help us create a vibrant multicultural society.