NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2015

Read on to find out what NCAPA members worked on this week and learn about upcoming events and opportunities.

NCAPA Member News

APALA celebrates Labor Day: This year, APALA is celebrating Labor Day by commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike in 1965 with the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). Read their press release.

APIAHF publishes best practices for immigrant outreach: A new report from APIAHF outlines lessons for advocates and policymakers used in health insurance outreach and how they can be applied to efforts with enrollment for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). This report coincides with the third anniversary of DACA. Download the report.

CAAM announces 2015 Documentary Fund Awards: The Center for Asian American Media selected four films by independent filmmakers for this year’s Documentary Fund Awards. Films include a story about a San Francisco artist who has spent four decades recreating his memories of Chinatown from his youth, as well as a documentary about Japanese Americans who asserted their democratic rights at Tule Lake Segregation Center. Learn more.

Why queer AAPIs want to end LGBTQ detention: NQAPIA responded to the transfer of transwomen to Adelanto, the ongoing murder case of Jennifer Laude and the “anchor babies” comments, connecting all incidents to why queer AAPIs should not remain silent. Read more.

APIAVote and AAJA to partner for Presidential Town Hall: Next August at the Asian American Journalists Association convention, APIAVote and AAJA will host a Presidential Town Hall, the groups announced this week. Learn more and read APIAVote’s blog: “Do presidential candidates want the Asian American vote?”

Upcoming Deadlines

College students, share your experiences to help others: NCAPA is looking for students and recent graduates to submit their college stories regarding affordability and barriers to enrollment. We would like stories by today, but will continue to collect them until the Higher Education Act reauthorization. Please encourage them to share their stories and send this link:

Purvi Patel: SAALT & NAPAWF: Amicus brief sign-on for Purvi Patel. (Deadline: Today, Aug. 28)

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

NCAPA Opportunities

APAICS Regional Leadership Academies:

APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program



LEAP: 2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program (Deadline: Friday, Oct. 16)

NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program (Spring 2016 deadline: Nov. 20)

OCA: Volunteer to increase tax returns for low-income families


Education Policy Intern

SEARAC Community Survey


Other Opportunities

DC Mayor’s Office of API Affairs:

Bilingual Program Coordinator

Fall Internship Program

NCAPA Events

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

Tuesday, Sept. 15: APIAVote Taste of Democracy Reception in NYC

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

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

Saturday, Sept. 26: APIASF Jump Start College Tour at Rutgers University-Newark

Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27:Center for APA Women National Leadership Summit and 20th Anniversary Reception in Redmond, Wash. 

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.

Friday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 3: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in New York

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

Friday, Oct. 16 - Saturday, Oct. 17: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago

Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 8:2015 NAPABA Annual Convention in New Orleans. Early bird registration closes Aug. 28.

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


Other Community Events

Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.:AAPI Action Forum with DC Mayor’s Office on API Affairs

Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Wednesday, Sept. 23: 100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage (We Belong Together & NAPAWF)

Tuesday, Sept. 22:National Voter Registration Day

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