NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Nov. 23-30, 2015

The latest news and events from NCAPA.

News and Updates

30+ organizations join statement against anti-refugee political rhetoric: Last week, NCAPA joined JACL, AAJC, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum to condemn political demagoguery against Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Read the full statement.

Kathy Ko Chin on DACA+ and DAPA: In the Huffington Post, APIAHF President & CEO Kathy Ko Chin writes about how millions of lives are being held in limbo due to the recent ruling blocking President Obama’s immigration executive actions. She writes that immigration status has a large effect on access to quality and affordable health care.

APIASF’s #NotTheSame Campaign featured in NBC Asian America: Read and share the feature on APIASF’s campaign to empower AAPIs to tell their stories about the unique experiences of our communities. The campaign officially launches tomorrow, Dec. 1.

APALA executive board adopts resolution to stop U.S. military base expansion in Henoko: APALA’s national executive board met with the All Okinawa Council, a group that organizes to stop construction of the military base in Henoko, and showed solidarity with the people of Okinawa.

More Asian American child actors on TV than ever before: NCAPA member the Center for Asian American Media compiled a roundup on their blog of Asian American child actors of the past and present to highlight an unprecedented number of diverse actors this fall 2015 TV season.


Take Action!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday - Some NCAPA orgs participating are APIAVote, AAJC, LEAP and NQAPIA.

#RestoreTheVOTE - Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. ET, join the weekly Twitter conversation to promote the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015. This advocacy effort is led by the Congressional Asian Pacific American, Black, and Hispanic Caucuses.

APIASF - “We Are Not The Same” or #NotTheSame celebrates the unique stories of AAPI students and challenges stereotypes. (Campaign’s official launch is tomorrow, Dec. 1)

NAPAWF - A Wish for the Holidays: Send a letter to children who will spend the holidays locked up in immigration detention. (Letters due Dec. 10)

NAKASEC - Adoptee Defense Fund: Sign a petition to support Korean adoptee Adam Crasper who now faces deportation.

SEARAC - Demand AAPI Student Data in No Child Left Behind Rewrite: Call/email your member of Congress to urge them to collect disaggregated data on AAPI students.

NCAPA - Support as an individual or organization an independent investigation on potential profiling of Asian American scientists:

NQAPIA - Demand an End to Profiling:NQAPIA’s campaign against profiling in immigration enforcement is looking for organization sign ons.

NCAPIP - Screen at 23 focuses on the importance of screening for diabetes in the Asian American community, as our communities are at risk for type 2 diabetes at the body mass index of 23.


Other Announcements

Off the Menu contest: Share your Asian American recipes with CAAM [By Today, Nov. 30]

Appointments Project: Help NCAPA and APAICS identify ideal appointment candidates who are AAPI. Once candidates complete the online application at, they should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:

NAPABA Pro Bono General Counsel Program: This program provides AAPI organizations pro bono legal advice and counsel that they cannot afford. Get the application for organization and application for attorneys.

SABA North America: Request for Convention Programming Ideas


NCAPA Events

Tuesday, Dec. 1 @ 2:00 p.m.: ET: #ACALang Language Access Twitter Storm (APIAHF, AAPCHO, Action for Health Justice participating)

Wednesday, Dec. 2 @ 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.: AAPIs Behind Bars Congressional Briefing (NCAPA orgs hosting: APALA & SEARAC)

Wednesday, Dec. 2 @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.:APAICS Holiday Reception at National Association of Broadcasters in D.C.

Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 2:00 p.m. ET: Webinar: How Asian American & Pacific Islander 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Can Safely Respond to Election Year Attacks (AAJC & Alliance for Justice)

Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET: APIAVote 50+ AAPI Electorate Briefingin D.C.

Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 6:00 p.m. ET:APIAVote Taste of Democracy Reception in D.C.

Saturday, Dec. 5 @ 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.: AAJC Naturalization Workshop in Gaithersburg, Md. Call (202) 393-3572 to register.

Saturday, Dec. 5: OCA B3 Leadership Summit in Santa Ana, Calif.

Sunday, Dec. 6: SAALT Dosas & Mimosas Brunch in Oakland


Other Community Events

 Wednesday, Dec. 9: LCCHR & Americans for Financial Reform Presentation on Racial and Wealth Gap

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Center for LGBTQ Studies Kessler Award Lecture & Reception (Recipient Richard Fung) in New York


Opportunities for Students

APIASF: Scholarship Opportunities

JACL: Kakehashi Project (For March trip)

JACL/OCA Leadership Summit: JACL application available here


Job and Internship Openings

APAICS: Summer 2015 Internship

APIAHF (Oakland):

Finance & Administrative Systems Associate

Accounting Manager

Accounting Specialist

APIAVote: Internship Program in D.C.

APIASF: Development Manager in D.C.

NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program in D.C. (Spring - Deadline extended to Dec. 7)


Economic Justice Program Coordinator in D.C.

Reproductive Justice Program Director in D.C.

Field Organizer in Atlanta

SEARAC: Higher Education Policy Advocate in D.C.

External job (including Hill) opportunities:

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