TODAY → Join the National AAPI Call for Solidarity: The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is hosting a call for members of the AAPI community to stand in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. Tweet questions and comments using #AAPICall4Solidarity.
Date: Monday, July 11
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. PT
RSVP to receive dial-in info: http://bit.ly/AAPI-Solidarity
News and Updates
NCAPA members show solidarity with Movement for Black Lives: Last week’s fatal shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas elicited responses of outrage and sadness in our communities. Many NCAPA members responded with the need to take action to stand firmly with the Movement for Black Lives. Read the following responses: Advancing Justice, APALA,JACL, NAPAWF, SEARAC. Resources on anti-blackness in AAPI communities are available here.
NCAPA applauds Senate defeat of anti-immigrant bills: The Senate defeated two anti-immigrant bills last week that would have wrongfully scapegoated immigrants and damaged relationships between local communities and law enforcement. Read our response.
NCAPA in the News
NBC Asian America’s Frances Kai-Hwa Wang featured the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (SALDEF) Langar on the Hill, a Sikh institution of a shared meal. The third annual event held Wednesday was the largest Sikh American community event ever held on the Hill.
TV Newser’s Mark Joyella wrote about the letter led by NCAPA and Reappropriate to MSNBC, CNN and Fox News about our concerns regarding the lack of AAPI representation on their networks.
Sign on to Support APIs4BlackLives – MN State of Solidarity: bit.ly/SignOnJustice4Philando
Urge North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to veto a House Bill that would give police more power to further withhold footage of officers here.
Register to vote and encourage others to register at www.apiavote.org/register
Show your support for Filipino World War II veterans: Support the letter as an individual here.
In Case You Missed It
On the Movement for Black Lives:
An open letter to our AAPI immigrant parents and relatives is being circulated on a Google doc as a conversation starter to talk to our families about the Movement for Black Lives.
Reappropriate’s Jenn Fang blogged about how the AAPI community needs to have a frank discussion about anti-blackness in our communities and why we are a part of the fight for justice.
Unhypenhate.me’s Alton Wang wrote a blog directed to Alton Sterling and followed it with how Asian Americans have the responsibility to educate others and fight against anti-blackness and the model minority myth.
Professor David Shih responded on Reappropriate to Justice Alito’s dissent in the UT-Austin affirmative action case, in which Shih speaks against the use of the Asian American community to “suit white interests.”
JACL Kakehashi Project application period open: The Kakehashi Project allows youth to travel to Japan with all expenses paid for about 8 days. The project allows youth to establish cross-cultural relationships with those in Japan. There are three trips to Japan yearly during the fall, winter and spring. For the fall trip, the application is due Friday, July 15, 2016. The application for the winter and spring trips is due Oct. 1, 2016. You can learn more about the Kakehashi Project here.
USCIS Filipino World War II Veterans Program applications open: Translations about the parole program are now available in Tagalog. Go to www.uscis.gov/fwvp to learn more.
Candidates needed for Appointments Project: The White House Presidential Personnel Office is continuing to develop slates for principal, assistant to principal, and functional positions. NCAPA and APAICS work with PPO in diversity outreach and are seeking individuals who are interested in agency appointment positions for various levels, roles and background experience. Please help us to identify ideal candidates for appointment who are AAPI. Once candidates complete the online application at https://apply.whitehouse.gov/, they should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:http://goo.gl/forms/8Lnjv3G4oB
Monday, July 11 @ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag: Protecting the Voting Rights of AAPIs at NCAPA office.
Monday, July 11 @ 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.: APALA Celebrates Founding Member Luisa Blue at Madhatter
Wednesday, July 13 @ 10:00 a.m.: Hearing for Judge Lucy Koh and Judge Florence Pan at Dirksen 226
Wednesday, July 13 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag: Racial Profiling and Hate Crimes in AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian) Communities at Rayburn 2456
Wednesday, July 13 @ 3:00 p.m. ET: NCAPA Education Committee's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinar
Wednesday, July 13 @ 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Washington Leadership Program Session IV: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Reform at Capitol Visitor Center
Friday, July 15 @ 111:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: CAPAL AAPI Career Fair at Department of Interior
Tuesday, July 19 @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: 6th Annual NAPABA Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, July 21 @ 4:00 p.m.: ET: SEARAC Webinar: Incorporating Civic Engagement Work into SEA Community Organizations
Job and Internship Openings
See NCAPA postings on ncapaonline.org/opportunities
External job (including Hill) opportunities:http://bit.ly/NCAPAexternaljobs