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Monthly Message from the FAV Team: April 2021

Monthly Message from the FAV Team: April 2021

FAV Community, After the divisiveness and health emergencies of the last year, it seems we have been inundated with bad news and the media continues to feed us that diet. Are you looking for a place to learn about good community work, positive news stories, and...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have chosen to highlight a tremendous force in women’s and Asian-American history: Patsy Mink. Mink served in the US House of Representatives as the rep for Hawaii from 1965-1977 and then again from 1990 until her death in 2002....

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Our Opportunity to Move Forward Together

Our Opportunity to Move Forward Together

By Councilmember Chris Duncan Reprinted with permission from Chris Duncan. This article originally was printed in San Clemente Times, (March 4, 2021). Our natural instinct in these times is to find like-minded souls to take us in, assuage our self-doubt, and tell us...

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Honoring Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month

Dear FAV Community, In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be appropriate for FAV to emphasize the impact of African American leaders. They represent one third of our Board of Directors, Advisory Council members, Symposium speakers and many of our...

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FAV Community, On this day, I reflected about the struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights advocates decades ago, realizing how much we have yet to achieve. I recall how even in combat in Iraq, we took time to pause on this day, considering the...

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