Andrew Mai

Racial Justice

2018

In the city of Wichita, KS, the effects of colonization and capitalism manifest in low retention rates of people of color within the community, negligence of mental health care for individuals of all ages, and a stagnant and failing economy in the city. Together, these effects foster a poor living, learning, and working environment for marginalized communities and this consequently encourages young people of color to leave the community and encourages negligence of communities of color from local leaders. The Asian American Community Center is a resource facility in Wichita that aims to engage, educate, and empower the Asian American community through rigorous programming, interactive workshops, and intensive professional development training. Though the Center focuses on the historically marginalized Asian community in Wichita, all individuals are welcome and are encouraged to utilize the services that the Center has to offer.