The purpose of Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) is to build and empower our community by amplifying, supporting, and encouraging diverse voices and perspectives to foster a more engaged and inclusive community.

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HAPI is an Ink People Dreammaker Program.

Humboldt Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity

About Us

Founding Mothers: Terry Uyeki, Pat Saito Hecht, Ali O. Lee (retired from HAPI), Vicki Ozaki, Alex Ozaki-McNeill, Marylyn Paik-Nicely, Amy Uyeki

Origin of HAPI: In 2019, Taiko Swing Humboldt (TSH) was formed to plan, organize, and host San Jose Taiko’s “Swingposium On The Road” performances in Arcata and Eureka in early 2020. Through this work we met and networked with many Asians and Pacific Islanders who expressed excitement and desire to connect, communicate and develop community. Thus, Team Taiko (the core organizers of TSH) engaged in a months-long process involving reflection, conversation and soul-searching consideration about purpose, intention and focus. In 2021, we evolved into Humboldt Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity (HAPI) and became an Ink People Dreammaker Program.

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