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Vol. XIV  No. 6
Preserving our past while building for our future
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Heidi M. Pascual*
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Editor's Corner
OVER A CUP OF TEA
By Jonathan Gramling
Back in the mid 1980s, Pat Tookata Wongkit
was a single parent and alone. She wasn’t
receiving support from any family or friends
and was trying to make do for herself and her
child. And then somehow, Wongkit made her
way to the Madison Urban League on E.
Gorham Street.--
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Photos courtesy of APIAVote - Michigan.
From APIAVote
Students and
community members
spent a whole day in
the library of Canton
High School, a
sprawling campus in
Greater Detroit, to
attend the Norman Y.
Mineta Leadership Institute Training on Saturday, May 19.

Siddarth Chhettri, 16 years old, is one of many Detroit students
who recognize why they must get out the vote in 2018 and
beyond.
“We just want a bigger voice in the community, more representation from our side because
voter turnout is low in our community. We need to get more people involved in [civic]
activities,” Siddarth, Novi High School student, said.--
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Race & Ethnicity
The Environment That Racism Built
The Impact of Place on Maternal and
Infant Health
By Rejane Frederick

The 'state' of Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders in 2018 in Wisconsin
A snapshot profile of Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders and forecast their rising
electoral power in our State.
Sharyl Kato
CEO
Rainbow Project
Madison, WI
Renee Moe
CEO
United Way of Dane
County
*Culled from The Capital City Hues' special feature
about Women of Color leading nonprofits (March
2018)