Announcement: I'm running the Boston Marathon -- will you help me fundraise for BCNC to support new immigrants

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Announcement: I'm running the Boston Marathon in April -- will you help me fundraise for BCNC to support new immigrants

Make a donation using this link (before April 30, 2022): https://www.givengain.com/ap/cynthia-lin-raising-funds-for-boston-chinatown-neighborhood-center-bcnc-/

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I'm running the Boston Marathon for #TeamBCNC to support fostering inclusive communities for Asians and new immigrants.
Like many children of immigrants, I learned to code switch, brushing off comments like, "You're too Asian. You're not American enough." Fearing confrontation, I suppressed the hurt emotions. Eventually I asked, "Why am I minimizing myself to appease their ignorance?" Seeking to rediscover and reaffirm my multi-faceted identity, I channeled my energy into creative projects and nature experiences. I had the privilege to participate in a multi-week storytelling workshop sponsored by BCNC's Pao Arts Center and The Podcast Garage where I processed an impactful and painful personal event linked to racism, transforming it into a powerful story to share in front of a live audience. I'm grateful my parents cultivated communities to give me roots and a deep appreciation of my heritage. I'm proud to be Taiwanese-American, a runner, and much more.
BCNC helped me on my journey to reclaim my voice. I hope we can collectively create spaces for new immigrants to feel at home, and that we continue to share our stories and learn from one another. These communities are safe spaces, empowering us to honor our authentic and unique traits as our superpowers. Will you join me in supporting BCNC?
Donate $25, $50, $75, $100+, or whatever amount your heart desires*. Thank you!
* Some companies will match donations! Ask your HR or check databases at: WGBH | Charity Navigator

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