NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 4 - 11, 2016

TODAY → Join the National AAPI Call for Solidarity: The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is hosting a call for members of the AAPI community to stand in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. Tweet questions and comments using #AAPICall4Solidarity.

Date: Monday, July 11

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. PT

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News and Updates

NCAPA members show solidarity with Movement for Black Lives: Last week’s fatal shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas elicited responses of outrage and sadness in our communities. Many NCAPA members responded with the need to take action to stand firmly with the Movement for Black Lives. Read the following responses: Advancing Justice, APALA,JACL, NAPAWF, SEARAC. Resources on anti-blackness in AAPI communities are available here.

NCAPA applauds Senate defeat of anti-immigrant bills: The Senate defeated two anti-immigrant bills last week that would have wrongfully scapegoated immigrants and damaged relationships between local communities and law enforcement. Read our response.

NCAPA in the News

NBC Asian America’s Frances Kai-Hwa Wang featured the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (SALDEF) Langar on the Hill, a Sikh institution of a shared meal. The third annual event held Wednesday was the largest Sikh American community event ever held on the Hill.

TV Newser’s Mark Joyella wrote about the letter led by NCAPA and Reappropriate to MSNBC, CNN and Fox News about our concerns regarding the lack of AAPI representation on their networks.

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In Case You Missed It

On the Movement for Black Lives:

  • An open letter to our AAPI immigrant parents and relatives is being circulated on a Google doc as a conversation starter to talk to our families about the Movement for Black Lives.

  • Reappropriate’s Jenn Fang blogged about how the AAPI community needs to have a frank discussion about anti-blackness in our communities and why we are a part of the fight for justice.

  •’s Alton Wang wrote a blog directed to Alton Sterling and followed it with how Asian Americans have the responsibility to educate others and fight against anti-blackness and the model minority myth.

Professor David Shih responded on Reappropriate to Justice Alito’s dissent in the UT-Austin affirmative action case, in which Shih speaks against the use of the Asian American community to “suit white interests.”


JACL Kakehashi Project application period open:  The Kakehashi Project allows youth to travel to Japan with all expenses paid for about 8 days. The project allows youth to establish cross-cultural relationships with those in Japan. There are three trips to Japan yearly during the fall, winter and spring. For the fall trip, the application is due Friday, July 15, 2016. The application for the winter and spring trips is due Oct. 1, 2016. You can learn more about the Kakehashi Project here.

USCIS Filipino World War II Veterans Program applications open: Translations about the parole program are now available in Tagalog. Go to to learn more.

Candidates needed for Appointments Project: The White House Presidential Personnel Office is continuing to develop slates for principal, assistant to principal, and functional positions. NCAPA and APAICS work with PPO in diversity outreach and are seeking individuals who are interested in agency appointment positions for various levels, roles and background experience. Please help us to identify ideal candidates for appointment who are AAPI. Once candidates complete the online application at, they should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:


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