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News and Updates
Panel marks 50 years of Immigration and Nationality Act: SEARAC, in collaboration with many NCAPA members, held a Congressional Panel Wednesday marking the legislation from 1965 that welcomed immigrants from non-European countries. The panel emphasized divisive and xenophobic rhetoric used against immigrants today. AAJC’s Erin Oshiro and Claudia Barragan of the DC Latino Caucus spoke on the changing needs of immigrant populations. Lundy Khoy of SEARAC and Yves Gomes of APALA’s board shared their experiences and what they envision for a more fair and humane immigration system. Reps. Becerra, Grijalva, Honda, Lee and Lieu made remarks. NCAPA, AAJC, APALA, NAPABA, NQAPIA, OCA and NAKASEC partnered on the event, in addition to the DC Latino Caucus. Read the press release.
APIAHF releases comprehensive immigration reform blueprint: APIAHF published recommendations to ensure that our immigration system also promotes public health and wellbeing for AAPIs and all immigrants. Download the report.
Remembering Grace Lee Boggs: Civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs passed at the age 100 Monday in Detroit. NCAPA, as well as its members and Asian American leaders, paid tribute to Boggs by sharing her quotes and her story. Read the coverage in NBC Asian America, which features statements by NCAPA and NAPAWF.
Appointments Project launches: NCAPA and APAICS are launching the Appointments Project to facilitate engagement between the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) and AAPI leaders.Once candidates complete the online application at https://apply.whitehouse.gov/, the candidate should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS: http://goo.gl/forms/8Lnjv3G4oB
Members express disappointment with California Gov. Brown’s veto of data disaggregation bill: The bill, AB176, would have required data collection on the AAPI community, including Bangladeshi, Hmong, Indonesian Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Fijian and Tongan individuals. Read statements from SEARAC, OCA and APIAHF. A sign on letter to the Gov. Brown is available here.
JACL responds to “Allegiance:” As George Takei’s musical “Allegiance” takes the stage on Broadway, JACL issued a statement hoping to start a conversation about how the production is an artistic interpretation and to continue educating people about the Japanese American incarceration experience.
Bipartisan resolution recognizes Filipino American History Month: NCAPA joined the press release to thank Senator Hirono and Representative Honda for their leadership on issues important to the Filipino American community.
APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program (Deadline: Oct. 15)
CAAM: Documentary Fund (Deadline: Oct. 16)
Cherry Blossom Giving Circle: Grants for AAPI DC nonprofits (Deadline: Oct. 16)
LEAP: 2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program (Deadline: Oct. 16)
OCA: Call for GOTV Volunteers at National Center (Until Nov. 3)
APIASF: Other Scholarship Opportunities
APIAVote: Internship Program in Washington, D.C.
NAPABA Pro Bono General Counsel Program (New program to provide AAPI organizations pro bono legal advice and counsel that they cannot afford.)
NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program (Spring)
DC Mayor’s Office of API Affairs: Bilingual Program Coordinator
Friday, Oct. 16 - Saturday, Oct. 17: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago
Monday, Oct. 26: SEARAC Webinar on Deportation Guide for Southeast Asian Americans
Thursday, Oct. 29:APIASF Scholarship Benefit in NYC
Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 8:2015 NAPABA Annual Convention in New Orleans
Friday, Nov. 6:NCAPIP student conference in San Francisco
Saturday, Nov. 14:APAICS Inaugural Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City
Other Community Events
Tuesday, Oct. 13: A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) Mandevilla Film Screening in D.C.
Saturday, Oct. 17:CAPAL 2015 Alumni Brunch in D.C. NCAPA’s Christopher Kang will be the keynote speaker.
Thursday, Oct. 29: DVRP - Art as a Voice Showcase at La Casa in D.C.