NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 17-24, 2015

This week's roundup of member news and events.


H.R. 3009 passes: NCAPA strongly opposed the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, H.R. 3009, and urged members of Congress to vote no. The bill passed 241-179 and would bar federal funding from “sanctuary cities.”  NCAPA issued a statement saying the bill does not answer the real problem of our broken immigration system.

Medicare briefing: On Monday, July 20, Dr. Ho Luong Tran, M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO of NCAPIP, and other expert panelists, discussed how care coordination improves the health of seniors and addressed language barriers, cultural competency and the need for more resources. Learn more about Medicare Advantage here.

“Dreams Deported” book launch: On Wednesday, July 22, Kent Wong, director of UCLA Center on Labor Research and Education, hosted a book launch at NCAPA’s Brown Bag Series. During this time, he, Hareth Andrade and Ives Gomes shared inspirational stories about the movement and the book, “Dreams Deported”, led by immigrant youth across the nation. “Dreams Deported” is the third book of its series, find more information here.

New 40 & Forward blog: As part of SEARAC's "40 & Forward" blog series commemorating 40 years of the Southeast Asian experience, SEARAC Program Associate Souvan Lee wrote a blog about his family's experience fleeing Laos after the Vietnam War and the Secret War.

AAPI mental health Twitterstorm: On Wednesday, July 22, NCAPA participated in the Twitterstorm hosted by WHIAAPI and SAMHSA addressing mental health disparities for AAPIs as part of Minority Mental Health Month. Check out what participants had to say by searching the hashtags #AAPIMentalHealth and #MMHM2015.





  • DACA hour at 6:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP.



  • Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, Aug. 1:Asian American International Film Festival in NYC
  • Tuesday, July 28 @ 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Lights, Camera, Policy - D.C. Intern Summer Film Series in D.C. RSVP by Monday, July 27.
  • Saturday, Aug. 1 @ 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: OCA - Northern Virginia’s Annual Crab Feast. RSVP to [email protected].

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