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#StopAsianHate: Advocating for Our Elders
May 6, 2021

NAPCA President & CEO Joon Bang joins an AARP panel led by VP of AAPI Audience Strategy Daphne Kwok to discuss anti-Asian hate and the impact on our elders. Watch the full panel discussion.


CEO of NAPCA, Joon Bang Discusses the #StopAsianHate Movement on FOX SOUL’s Black Report
March 24, 2021

CEO of the NAPCA, Joon Bang discusses the recent spa shooting in Atlanta and the ‘Stop Asian Hate’ movement with the FOX Soul panel.


Social Security Subcommittee Hearing on “Equity in Social Security: In Their Own Words”
June 15, 2021

NAPCA employee Mrs. Prepedigma ‘Cora’ McDonnell testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, sharing her personal story as a Social Security beneficiary.

  • Julian Blair, Social Security beneficiary from Washington, DC Testimony
  • Elba Lopez, Social Security beneficiary from Philadelphia, PA Testimony
  • Cora McDonnell, Social Security beneficiary from Seattle, WA Testimony
  • Kitty Ruderman, Social Security beneficiary from Queens, NY Testimony
  • Mary Widmier, EdD, Social Security beneficiary from Houston, TX Testimony


House Committee on the Judiciary: Hearing on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans
March 18, 2021

NAPCA testifies at House hearing on Discrimination & Violence Against Asian Americans. Read the full written testimony here:
Written-Statement-for-Hearing-Discrimination-and-Violence-Against-Asian-Americans-3.18.21.pdf (


Culturally Informed Policy and Programs with and for Asian and Pacific Islander Older Adults
May 25, 2021

Live panel moderated by Founder of Ron Chew Communications, Ron Chew, and featuring President & CEO National of Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), Joon Bang, Executive Director of Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS), Michael Byun, Executive Director of Communities Rise, Jodi Nishioka, and Executive Director of Interim Community Development Association, Pradeepta Upadhyay. Part of Rainier Avenue Radio’s celebration and education of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month during the entire month of May providing an exciting overview of AAPI heritage and experiences.