NCAPA Weekly Roundup | May 29 - June 5, 2017

The latest AAPI news


Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

Each June, we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month to honor the long history and resiliency of all immigrants. Share your AAPI immigrant story all month on social media using #ImmigrantHeritageMonth or show your solidarity with #IStandWithImmigrants.

NCAPA Members Celebrate Pride Month

NQAPIA Highlights Top Accomplishments in Six Months of the Trump Administration

In the six months since Trump took office, NCAPA member National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) held eight direct action trainings across the country, held family acceptance workshops and protested Texas’ anti-immigrant law. Read more.

Celebrate Pride Month with CAAM

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) lists a range of programs and films to celebrate Pride Month.

NCAPA Applauds Federal Circuit Court Ruling Against Proposed Muslim Ban

NCAPA, along with members Advancing Justice | AAJC, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, NQAPIA, OCA and South Asian Americans Leading Together, celebrated the decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to continue to block President Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0" executive order. While this was a victory, the president has called for an expedited Supreme Court hearing on the Muslim Ban, and we continue to reject the xenophobia by this administration.

NCAPA Joins Leadership Conference in Calling for Highly Qualified Census Bureau Director

NCAPA and ten member organizations joined a letter to President Trump led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to call for a Census Bureau director who is highly qualified and to also ensure a fair and accurate Census.

SALDEF Honors Victims of Gun Violence

Last Saturday, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) held a community event at the Sikh Gurdwara in D.C. to honor victims of gun violence on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The event featured Sikh singers and artists including Gurpreet Sarin and Sikh Captain America. See the highlights with #SALDEFWearsOrange.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Denounces Leaked Birth Control Rule

NAPAWF responded to a leaked draft from the Trump administration that would allow employers to bypass the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.


New app in 5 languages aims to help immigrants who are detained. The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) is one of the groups who worked on this multilingual mobile Know Your Rights app. (Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC)

Center for Asian American Media hosted a Facebook live conversation with Asian American filmmakers James Q. Chan (Forever, Chinatown), Grace Lee (K-Town ‘92), and Keoni Lee (Mele Murals), moderated by the Center for Asian American Media’s Executive Director Stephen Gong, on the importance of telling AAPI stories. (Livestream, World Channel)


Protect Affordable Health Care Now!

Call your Senators & get a call script from APIAHF.


2017 Petition: Citizenship for All Adoptees

Sign the petition to ask Members of Congress to support the Adoptee Citizenship Act, which provides citizenship to all individuals who were adopted by U.S. citizen parents. NAKASEC is a lead on this campaign.


NAKASEC’s Truth and Transparency Campaign

Sign the petition to join the campaign calling for truth and increased transparency from Trump administration.


Know Your Rights

More Know Your Rights materials for NCAPA members.


Share your FAFSA experience

Take SEARAC’S FAFSA Survey to help inform policymakers how to better support first-generation AAPI students with limited English proficiency in completing the FAFSA.


Track hate incidents and view their databases

South Asian Americans Leading Together | Asian Americans Advancing Justice | OCA National | Southern Poverty Law Center | Muslim Advocates



AAJC Development Associate/Manager

JACL Executive Director

Opportunities at NAPAWF

National CAPACD Financial Empowerment Program Manager (Oakland)

External (including Hill) opportunities


New Bill Targets Asian-American, Pacific Islander Mental Health Stigma (Agnes Constante, NBC Asian America)

Ananya Vinay Becomes 13th Consecutive Indian-American Spelling Bee Champ (Sameer Rao, Colorlines)


Monday, June 5 @ 6:30 p.m.:  "From India With Love" Film Screening and Q&A. Landmark E Street Cinema, D.C.

Tuesday, June 6 @ 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Language Access for Voters Summit. Northern Virginia Community College. Annandale, Va.

Wednesday, June 7 @ 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.: CAPAL Washington Leadership Program Session I: Advocacy in the Arts. Google D.C.

Monday, June 19: 7th Annual APAICS Golf Classic. Potomac Shores, Va.

Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.: SEARAC - Refugee Resilience: Fighting for Families Rally. The White House.

Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9: JACL 48th Annual National Convention. D.C. (Early bird deadline: June 9)

Thursday, July 13 - Sunday, July 16: 14th Annual SABA North America Convention. D.C.

Thursday, Aug. 3 - Sunday, Aug. 6: 2017 OCA National Convention. Sacramento.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug 20: 2017 APALA Convention. Orange County, CA. (Early bird deadline: June 9)


The Center for Asian Pacific American Women is accepting applications to its 2018 Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI) geared toward AAPI women who have at least 8 years of experience. Application deadline: June 6.

Scholarships are available for SEARAC’s Inaugural Equity Summit. Application deadline: June 30.


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