NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 24 - 31, 2015

This week's roundup of news and events within NCAPA

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NCAPA Members in the News:

Dream Riders Across America tour kicks off: On July 27, the Dream Riders kicked off their cross-country tour in front of the Capitol. Dream Riders Across America is a campaign in which Asian American, Latino and African American youth unite to share their personal narratives and raise awareness of issues of social change and racial justice. Follow their journey by searching the hashtags #DreamRidersAcrossAmerica and #DreamRiders2015.

Langar on the Hill highlights Sikh American community: On Tuesday, July 28, SikhLEAD interns and SALDEF hosted their second annual Langar on the Hill attended by over 350 congressional staff and community members, both Sikh and non-Sikh. Attendees heard from a bipartisan group of 30 members of Congress on their personal accounts of the Sikh community’s positive impact in their lives. See a recap of the event here or by searching the hashtag #LangarOnTheHill.

NAPAWF briefing focuses on Asian American women and immigration: In collaboration, NAPAWF,  the  Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform held a Congressional briefing on Asian American women and immigration reform Tuesday. Panelists and speakers presented analysis and stories from the report, “Turning the Page on U.S. Immigration Policy: Immigration and Asian American Women and Families.”  

APIAVote Youth briefing engages young leaders: APIAVote held their YouthVote Briefing on July 27 to engage young AAPI leaders to increase AAPI voter registration and turnout. Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta gave the keynote address to the youth sharing his career path and support for the next generation of leaders. See their event photos on here and through #AAPIYouthVote via Twitter.

Floyd Mori honored at International Leadership Foundation Gala: APAICS CEO Floyd Mori was honored Thursday evening by the International Leadership Foundation (ILF), a group that promotes civic awareness for AAPI communities. Mori was chosen for his dedication to improve our communities.

JACL responds to comments on “radicalized” Muslims: JACL issued a statement responding to General Wesley Clark’s call for internment camps for “radicalized,” Muslims. JACL urged the importance of drawing from lessons from the Japanese American experience that we must not repeat history and jeopardize the rights of Americans.


NCAPA Opportunities

APALA: Education Scholarship Fundraiser

CAAM: Memories to Light Campaign

APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program


Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship

Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship

Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship


Policy & Programs Director in Washington, D.C.

McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program. (Applications for Spring 2016 due Nov. 20.)

OCA: Civic Engagement Associate (Deadline: Aug. 14)

OCA-DC: Greater Washington D.C. Mentoring Asian American Professionals Program (Deadline: Aug. 19)

SEARAC: Leadership, Empowering and Advocacy Fellowship (Deadline: Aug. 23)



Tuesday, Aug. 4 @ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag - Hmong Farmers versus Big Chicken at AAJC office. Presenter - HND.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 5:AAPA 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada

Thursday, Aug. 6 - Sunday Aug. 9:2015 National NQAPIA Conference: Thriving Together in Chicago, IL

Saturday, Aug. 8:Sixth Laotian National Conference Workshop in Providence, RI

Tuesday, Aug. 11 @ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag -  Sex Selective Abortion Laws.At AAJC office. Presenter - NAPAWF.

Wednesday, Aug 12 @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. PT: AAPCHO - Addressing Nail Salon Worker Health and Safety Through Community Health Centers Webinar

Thursday, Aug. 13 - Sunday, Aug. 16:APALA 13th Biennial Convention in San Diego, CA

Saturday, Aug. 15: NaFFAA Region 1 Conference in Philadelphia, PA

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

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.

Friday, Aug. 7 - Monday, Aug. 10:NAAPIMHA’s 2nd Annual Friends DO Make a Difference Mental Health Summit in Breckenridge, CO



Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, Aug. 1:Asian American International Film Festival in NYC

Saturday, Aug. 1 @ 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: OCA - Northern Virginia’s Annual Crab Feast. RSVP to [email protected].

Tuesday, Aug. 4 @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Kaya Leadership Program - Careers in Public Service at SEARAC D.C. office. NCAPA Chair Gregory Cendana on panel.

Monday, Aug. 10 - Wednesday, Aug. 12: Alliance for Citizenship Immigration Power 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 11 @ 2:00 p.m.: NonProfit Votes Count Webinar

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

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