June Newsletter

As we finish up June, we reflect on the month and announce upcoming events - read ahead for more!
Thank you! With your support, we raised nearly $1500 that will directly feed families in New Orleans East.

To continue uplifting our community, you can continue donating to our
Emergency Relief Fund which supports individuals and families impacted by this global health crisis. These community members include (but are not limited to) non-citizens and undocumented folks who do not have access to the aid or resources needed.
Support Our Community Here
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating what is recognized as the first official day when all Black slaves were granted their freedom. This notice came two whole years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

It is pivotal for BIPOC and NBPOC to support one another through advocacy and allyship during the struggle, as well as celebrate our victories together!

Hôm nay chúng tôi kỷ niệm ngày lễ “Juneteenth” với các cộng đồng da đen (hoặc người Mỹ gốc châu Phi). “Juneteenth” là một ngày lễ kỷ niệm ngày được công nhận là ngày CHÍNH THỨC đầu tiên mà những người nô lệ da đen (hoặc nô lệ Mỹ gốc châu Phi) được phép tự do. Điều này đến hai năm sau khi ”Emancipation Proclamation” được ban hành.

Điều rất quan trọng đối với BIPOC và NBPOC là hỗ trợ lẫn nhau thông qua vận động và đồng minh trong suốt cuộc khó khăn, cũng như cùng nhau ăn mừng chiến thắng của chúng ta!


VAYLA will be participating in the Presidential Town Hall this Saturday 6/27 at 2pm CT.

You can follow us on Twitter
@vaylanola as we live tweet our responses to the event.

The Town Hall serves as a forum for AAPIs to ensure our issues be addressed and on the campaign radar. Be heard and hold political candidates accountable!

Register for the event and submit questions for both campaign parties at


Have you filled out your Census yet? For the first time ever, you can fill it out online. A perfect stay-at-home task!
Follow us on Instagram @vaylano to enter the next round! The rules are simple: tag us in a story selfie or post and tell us why you count! #ICount4MyCommunity

NOLA Bun Mi is a small, WOC-owned business located at Mr. Bubbles on the West Bank! Support your community by filling out the Census AND eating NOLA Bun Mi!

Reproductive Justice Youth Summer Program

Our Reproductive Justice summer youth program is beginning soon! The program will be held virtually and will cover many topics including but not limited to criminalization of pregnant bodies, public policy, and healthy relationships.

The program is cost-free and open to any local high schoolers with access to internet via computer or phone. Please share widely and follow us on Instagram @rjvayla to learn more information!
Register Here!

COVID-19 Resources

Our community-sourced resource page is updated continuously.
Here are some highlights:
Report Anti-Asian Hate Crimes & Incidents
Find Resources
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