Dear GCF Community,
This week GCF wishes all mothers and mother-figures a Happy Mother’s Day! We thank you for all that you do to guide, nourish, protect and uplift. The tenacity of mothers, including Mother Earth, is an undeniable force.
And acknowledging Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s take care of each other as we take care of Mother Earth. To our Corps Members and Alumni – a reminder to reach out to the Support Services team whenever needed, take advantage of restarted biweekly Alumni Engagement Spaces for peer support, and check in with your community!
As we remember to continually show up for each other, we also recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! In our collective work for a truly inclusive #futuregreencity that centers racial, social and environmental justice, this month and every month we stand alongside AAPI communities. Despite facing ongoing adversity and sharing the frontlines of climate impacts, we celebrate the power, culture, resilience, diversity and leadership of our AAPI community members and other AAPI changemakers who are allies in our work.
Learn more about AAPI histories of resistance and healing, along with ways to support:
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2023 (asianpacificheritage.gov)
- Asian American Pacific Islanders in the Environmental Movement | Sierra Club
- 22 Ideas To Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month (2023) (goodgoodgood.co)
- Local AAPI author and advocate Sunu Chandy book events
In service and solidarity,
Green City Force