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Welcome to PAVE NC

Pan Asian Voices and Experiences of North Carolina

Watch for a new local Asian American personal story each month as part of this new series to elevate voices and share a broad array of personal experiences.


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Our Mission

PAVE NC (Pan Asian Voices and Experiences of North Carolina) is a nonpartisan, volunteer-led initiative created to educate by sharing real stories and experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in N.C. and provide a platform to connect AAPI communities so that they may collaborate with and support each other.


Asian population growth rate in NC 2000-2019

Asian Population in USA 2019


Population of Asian Americans living in the South as of 2019

Initiative to feature local Asian American stories

Pan-Asian Voices and Experiences of NC will feature stories and photos/videos about local Asian Americans. Released in the News and Record - May 2, 2021   We are proud to introduce the Pan-Asian Voices and Experiences of NC (PAVE NC) initiative. Our goal is to...

PAVE NC Featured on WFDD

Turn a stranger into a neighbor through stories to combat violence. As heard on WFDD - May 11, 2021 "That’s the idea behind Pan-Asian Voices and Experiences of North Carolina, or PAVE NC. The Greensboro-based initiative has started posting weekly profiles — photos and...

Triad City Beat Features PAVE NC

As hate crimes against Asians rise nationally, locals share their stories and raise awareness. Triad City Beat - May 2021 Part of what Soper, Firesheets, and Chow are combatting as East Asians is the insidious concept of the “model minority” which arose in the...

Greensboro History Museum & PAVE NC

PAVE NC on the GHM History Lunch Break. May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and a chance to explore the contributions and diversity of AAPI families and individuals locally. Tina Firesheets and Christie Soper join us to talk about Pan Asian Voices...

Volunteer: Be A Creative

Are you a "creative" professional?  We have a number of ways for you to get involved. Whether you can only spare a few hours, or you want to take on a project, we will help you find the right opportunity.

Tell your story

Want to share your personal AAPI story? We’re intrigued! Introduce yourself and why you would like to be featured.

Be a sponsor

Our stories are rich, but we aren’t. We’re donating 100% of our time and resources to bring you this amazing content, so help us out here.

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