NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Aug. 14 - 21, 2015

Check out the NCAPA news and events for the week and the week to come!

NCAPA Members in the News:

NCAPA health committee holds webinar on mental health: Yesterday, Dr. Kevin Nadal, the incoming president of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), presented a webinar on mental health. If you missed it, stay tuned for the video to be posted on the NCAPA website.

NCAPA endorses EACH Woman Act: NCAPA supports the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act to ensure health coverage for abortion for every woman regardless of how she is insured or where she lives. Read our statement.

APALA convention: The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance held their 13th biennial convention last week in San Diego, with the theme “organizing in solidarity.” Monica Thammarath, who serves as a co-chair for two NCAPA policy committees, was honored with the Art Takei Award. Monica was also appointed as the First Vice President of the APALA Executive Board

Remembering Julian Bond: Civil rights leader Julian Bond passed away last Saturday at the age of 75. OCA issued a statement and many member organizations honored Bond and offered condolences.  

AAJC blog on birthright citizenship: AAJC’s Ameesha Sampat wrote a blog on how the right to citizenship for children born in the U.S. is being challenged and why this is of importance to AAPIs


SAALT & NAPAWF: Amicus brief sign-on for Purvi Patel. Contact Jennifer Chou at [email protected] for more info. (Deadline: Aug 28)

Lifeline Broad Base Sign On Letter (Deadline: Sept. 28)

NCAPA Opportunities

AAJC: Communications Internship (Fall 2015)

APAICS: Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago (Oct. 16-17)

APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program


Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship (2 positions open)

Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship

Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship

NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program

NAPAWF: Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, N.Y.

SEARAC: Leadership, Empowering and Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF) (Deadline: Extended to Aug. 30)

Education Policy Fall Internship


Other Opportunities

DC Mayor’s Office on API Affairs: Fall Internship Program

OCA-DC: Greater Washington D.C. Mentoring Asian American Professionals Program (Deadline: Aug. 23)


NCAPA Events

Saturday, Aug. 22: APIAVote, OCA, BPSOS- Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute Training  in Houston

Tuesday, Sept. 1 @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET: NCAPA General Meeting

Monday, Sept. 14 - Wednesday, Sept. 16: APIAHF VOICES Conference in D.C.

Thursday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 20: CAAMFest San Jose

Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 24: CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention in Honolulu, HI

Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27:Center for APA Women National Leadership Summit and 20th Anniversary Reception in Redmond, WA. NCAPA Partners use Discount Code - 2015NCAPA - for 10% discount.

Monday, Sept 28: APAICS Golf Classic in Dumfries, VA

Monday, Sept. 28 - Wednesday, Sept. 30:National CAPACD 15th Annual Convention in D.C.

Thursday, Oct. 1: AAJC 19th Annual American Courage Awards in D.C.

Saturday, Oct. 3: SAALT’s Be the Change Annual Day of Service.

Friday, Nov. 6: NCAPIP student conference in San Francisco


Other Community Events

Friday, Aug. 28 - Sunday, Aug 30: Queering Immigration Conference in NYC

Saturday, Sept. 12: AAPI Action Forum with DC Mayor’s Office on API Affairs. RSVP here.

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