Weekly Roundup | No Place for Hate
Aug. 9 - 15, 2017
A LOOK AHEAD
Advocates, including representatives from the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), march on Aug. 15 to defend DACA.(Photo: CASA)
In the aftermath of the white supremacist gathering in Charlotteville, many across the country condemned the terror and violence and mourned Heather Heyer’s death. Alarmingly, it took President Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists behind the attacks, saying that “racism is evil.” Acts of hate have no place in our country. These events show us we must continue working together for a more equitable and inclusive nation, and vigils planned across the country give us hope that positive changes can happen. For ideas on how to take action in your community and on a national level, scroll to the “Take Action” section, find an event near you and visit the Indivisible guide.
NCAPA and Members Condemn Terrorism and Hate by White Supremacists
We extend our thoughts and prayers to the lives lost, to those injured and to their loved ones, following the terrorism, hate and violence in Charlottesville. Many NCAPA members issued statements, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), National Federation of Filipino American Federations (NaFFAA), OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).
NCAPA Immigration Committee Holds Webinar on Protecting DACA
NCAPA immigration committee’s recent webinar focused on the mobilizing the AAPI community around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2017 DREAM Act and how to protect immigrant rights during the current political environment. Watch and share the webinar here.
NCAPA Members Condemn Minnesota Mosque Attack
NCAPA members Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) issued statements condemning the attack as an act of terrorism and hate against a religious group. The bombing took place on the fifth anniversary of the Oak Creek Massacre.
OCA, APALA, and SEARAC Applaud Bipartisan Introduction of the Pretrial and Safety Act
U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-California) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) introduced the Bail Reform Bill, or the Pretrial and Safety Act, a bill that would help reform the criminal justice system through modifying the bail system, which disproportionately impacts low-income people of color. NCAPA member organizations OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) supported the legislation.
Add Your Name: Asian Americans Against White Supremacy
Sign the pledge from Asian Americans Advancing Justice to stand up for democracy and reject white supremacy.
Tell Congress: America Needs Our Immigrants
Sign the Asian Americans Advancing Justice petition to tell your member of Congress to oppose the RAISE Act, which would separate families and cut in half the number of green cards available each year.
Speaking Your Truth to Power During August Recess
It’s important for legislators to hear from their constituents in order to understand the perspectives and priorities of the people that they represent in Congress, and accurately reflect those views in their votes. Take advantage of members of Congress who are home for August recess to let them hear from you on the issues you think are important! Find a town hall near you.
Download the Immigrant Know Your Rights Smartphone App
NCAPA member, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), has designed and translated a smartphone app for immigrants and community members who are in crisis or have been approached by police or ICE. The multilingual app currently supports Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and English. Click here to download this helpful app!
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ICYMI: AAPIs in the News
We Must Stand Up for Dreamers and #DefendDACA (Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)
Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father (William Gee Wong, New America Media)
NCAPA is hiring a new National Director! (Deadline: Sept. 7)
NAPAFASA Program Manager (Deadline: Aug. 25)
AAPCHO Hep B Fellow (Deadline: Aug. 31)
2017 AAPA Leadership Fellows Program (Deadline: Sept. 1)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC Manager of Digital Strategies (Deadline: Sept. 8)
APIAHF: Digital Communications Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation Director,
APIASF: Communications Assistant, Gates Millennium Scholars Director, Gates Millennium Scholars Program Assistant
NAPAWF: Chicago Organizer, NYC Senior Organizer, Georgia Senior Organizer
National CAPACD: Director of Development, Business Operations Coordinator
Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Wednesday, Sept. 6: NCAPA member National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and their partners Korean Resource Center, Hana Center and the Franciscan Action Network are organizing a 22-day DREAM Action and Vigil in front of the White House.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug 20: 2017 APALA Convention. Orange County, CA.
Thursday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p.m.: APALA Charlottesville Solidarity Walk and Vigil. Anaheim, CA.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Thursday, Aug. 24: 3rd Annual NHOA Business Summit Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Thursday, Aug. 24 - Tuesday, Aug. 29: Join AAPCHO at the NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo 2017. San Diego, CA.
Monday, Sept. 11 - Wednesday, Sept. 13: 2017 Building CAPACD Convention. D.C.
Friday, Sept. 29 - Saturday, Sept. 30: APIASF Summit: Elevate. D.C.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 - Friday, Sept. 29: APIAHF VOICES Convention - UNITE. FOCUS. ACT. D.C.
Thursday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 5 2017 NAPABA Convention (Early bird deadline: Aug. 25)