NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 31 - Aug. 7, 2015

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


Photos: Left-Korinne Sugasawara, JACL. Right-Advancing Justice| AAJC

NCAPA Members in the News:

NCAPA members honor the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act gave the right to vote for communities of color. However, restrictions and barriers prevent our community from voting. Read more information about the Asian American perspective here in a report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC or through the conversation with #RestoreTheVRA and @NCAPAtweets.

JACL fellow donates uniform to Smithsonian: On July 30, JACL Daniel K. Inouye Fellow, Craig Shimizu, donated his uniform that he wore when he was in Afghanistan to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Shimizu’s uniform will become part of the Museum's collection of uniforms and represent Asian Americans and Japanese Americans who served in the Afghanistan conflict. Read more here.

Remembering Oak Creek: On Aug. 5, we remember the six lives that were lost three years ago after a shooting occurred inside a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. Communities gathered to remember the victims and address the need for justice and awareness. Read more information here.

AAPA convention held this week in Toronto: On Wednesday, the Asian American Psychological Association held their annual conference. The theme was “Perspectives Across the Lifespan - Toward a more Holistic Understanding of Asian American Psychology.” Topics discussed included mental health outreach, visibility and invisibility of Asian American faculty and a discussion of “Fresh off the Boat.”

APIAVote staff featured on Angry Asian Man: Alton Wang, communications and development associate at APIAVote, is featured as the Angry Reader of the Week.


SEARAC: Extend Touch Hak’s Stay of Removal So He Can Save Brother’s Life (Deadline: Aug. 12)

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

 NCAPA Opportunities

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

APALA: Education Scholarship Fundraiser

CAAM: Memories to Light Campaign

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. (Applications for Spring 2016 due Nov. 20.)

NAPAWF: Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

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 (LEAF) (Deadline: Aug. 23)

 NCAPA Events

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

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

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 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 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET: Immigration Enforcement Reform Part 3: Push Back Against Unjust Detention and Deportation. RVSP here.

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

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

Thursday, Aug. 20: Addressing the Stigma: AAPIs & Mental Health Webinar. NCAPA health committee. RSVP here.

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.

 Other Community Events

Through Wednesday, Aug. 12: Vote for Smithsonian APA, Indian American LGBT stories in the Smithsonian Showdown.

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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