This week's roundup of NCAPA news and events.
NCAPA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
- Showing solidarity with Charleston community: NCAPA organizations expressed heartbreak and condolences to Charleston following the killing of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday. Read members' statements and posts on social media:
- AAPI Lifeline Teleconference: On Wednesday, members from NCAPA, NAPABA, OCA, and AAJC participated in a teleconference detailing the benefits of Lifeline, a program that provides discounted phone services to qualified low-income consumers. AAJC President Mee Moua and Legislative Director to Rep. Doris Matsui, Kyle Victor, spoke in the teleconference, detailing the changes implemented to the program since 2012, as well as its effect on AAPI communities. Learn more about the Lifeline program here.
- New York passed nail salon safety legislation: The New York State Assembly today passed legislation that will protect nail salon workers' and consumers' rights. N.Y. Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation into law. Read NAPAWF's statement.
- NCAPA members celebrate the third anniversary of DACA: On June 15, OCA, AAJC and other members celebrated the third anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read statements released by OCA, AAJC,NAKASEC and SAALT commemorating the success of DACA in continuing to improve the lives of many Asian immigrants.
- AAJC kicks off summer webinar series: AAJC had their first webinar of the summer this week on immigration enforcement. If you missed it, you can view it here.
- Hiring a National Director: NCAPA is searching for a new national director. Please continue to help us spread the word via this link: http://bit.ly/NCAPA-National-Director
- NCAPA: National Director in Washington, D.C. (Deadline: Monday, June 22)
- National CAPACD: Membership and Communications Coordinator in Washington, D.C. (Deadline: Friday, June 19)
- OCA: 2015-2016 Civil Rights Fellow in Washington, D.C. (Deadline: Friday, June 26)
- SAALT: Program Associate in Takoma Park, MD (Priority deadline: Tuesday, June 30)
- BPSOS-Houston: Part-Time ESL Citizenship Teacher
- NAPABA: Communications Manager in Washington, D.C.
- Friday, June 19 - Saturday, June 20: BPSOS 40th Anniversary Commemoration Events
- Tuesday, June 23: APIASF Higher Education Summit in D.C.
- Tuesday, June 23 @ 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET: National CAPACD Webinar on "Scrimping + Saving" Report
- Saturday, June 20 & Saturday, June 27 @ 8:00 a.m.: Native Hawaiian Business Development Empowerment Workshop in Kauai (20) Honolulu (27)
- Thursday, July 2 - Sunday, July 5: OCA National Convention in San Francisco
- Wednesday, August 5: AAPA 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
- Friday, June 19 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Deferred Action for the Filipino Community Forum in Oxon Hill, Md. (Flier attached)
- Saturday, June 20 @ 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Taiwanese American Forum in Boston (Taiwanese American Professionals)
- Tuesday, June 23 @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: National Urban League: The March Towards Civil Rights in Education at Capitol Visitor Center (Quyen Dinh of SEARAC is giving remarks)
- Wednesday, June 24 @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: CAPAL Washington Leadership Program:Advancing Policies for the AAPI Community
- Wednesday, June 24: Advancing Justice - LA Annual Ramadan Iftar in Los Angeles
- Thursday, June 25: Voting Rights Rally in Roanoke, Va.
- Saturday, June 27 @ 2:00 p.m.: DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Breaking Language Barriers in Affordable Housing Panel (National CAPACD's Seema Agnani to speak on panel)
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