AYPAL Director Joshua Fisher Lee accepted an award from the city, Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan’s office, for API Heritage Month with 7 other honorees on Tuesday June 7th. He dedicated the award to his mom and grandma, and spoke to the brilliance of the youth leaders in AYPAL on why this work is so important. Society needs youth solutions. AYPAL thanks the city for recognition of our community and contributions to Oakland. Joshua plans to use this visibility as leverage to push for community transformation through our organizing.