NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Oct. 2-9, 2015

Read on for news, opportunities and more from NCAPA members.

News and Updates

Panel marks 50 years of Immigration and Nationality Act: SEARAC, in collaboration with many NCAPA members, held a Congressional Panel Wednesday marking the legislation from 1965 that welcomed immigrants from non-European countries. The panel emphasized divisive and xenophobic rhetoric used against immigrants today. AAJC’s Erin Oshiro and Claudia Barragan of the DC Latino Caucus spoke on the changing needs of immigrant populations. Lundy Khoy of SEARAC and Yves Gomes of APALA’s board shared their experiences and what they envision for a more fair and humane immigration system. Reps. Becerra, Grijalva, Honda, Lee and Lieu made remarks. NCAPA, AAJC, APALA, NAPABA, NQAPIA, OCA and NAKASEC partnered on the event, in addition to the DC Latino Caucus. Read the press release.

APIAHF releases comprehensive immigration reform blueprint: APIAHF published recommendations to ensure that our immigration system also promotes public health and wellbeing for AAPIs and all immigrants. Download the report.

Remembering Grace Lee Boggs: Civil rights icon Grace Lee Boggs passed at the age 100 Monday in Detroit. NCAPA, as well as its members and Asian American leaders, paid tribute to Boggs by sharing her quotes and her story. Read the coverage in NBC Asian America, which features statements by NCAPA and NAPAWF.

Appointments Project launches: NCAPA and APAICS are launching the Appointments Project to facilitate engagement between the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) and AAPI leaders.Once candidates complete the online application at, the candidate should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:

Members express disappointment with California Gov. Brown’s veto of data disaggregation bill: The bill, AB176, would have required data collection on the AAPI community, including Bangladeshi, Hmong, Indonesian Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Fijian and Tongan individuals. Read statements from SEARACOCA and APIAHF. A sign on letter to the Gov. Brown is available here.

JACL responds to “Allegiance:” As George Takei’s musical “Allegiance” takes the stage on Broadway, JACL issued a statement hoping to start a conversation about how the production is an artistic interpretation and to continue educating people about the Japanese American incarceration experience.

Bipartisan resolution recognizes Filipino American History Month: NCAPA joined the press release  to thank Senator Hirono and Representative Honda for their leadership on issues important to the Filipino American community.

NCAPA newsletter relaunches: The October NCAPA newsletter is out. Encourage those interested to subscribe here for future updates.


Upcoming Deadlines

APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program (Deadline: Oct. 15)

CAAM: Documentary Fund (Deadline: Oct. 16)

Cherry Blossom Giving Circle: Grants for AAPI DC nonprofits (Deadline: Oct. 16)

LEAP: 2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program (Deadline: Oct. 16)

OCA: Call for GOTV Volunteers at National Center (Until Nov. 3)


NCAPA Opportunities

APAICS: Chicago Regional Leadership Academy

APIASF: Other Scholarship Opportunities

APIAVote: Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

CAAM: Wanted: Central Valley Asian American Home Movies

NAPABA Pro Bono General Counsel Program (New program to provide AAPI organizations pro bono legal advice and counsel that they cannot afford.)

NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program (Spring)

Other Opportunities



NCAPA Events

Friday, Oct. 16 - Saturday, Oct. 17: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago

Monday, Oct. 26: SEARAC Webinar on Deportation Guide for Southeast Asian Americans

Thursday, Oct. 29:APIASF Scholarship Benefit in NYC

Wednesday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Nov. 8:2015 NAPABA Annual Convention in New Orleans

Friday, Nov. 6:NCAPIP student conference in San Francisco

Saturday, Nov. 14:APAICS Inaugural Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City


Other Community Events

Tuesday, Oct. 13: A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) Mandevilla Film Screening in D.C.

Saturday, Oct. 17:CAPAL 2015 Alumni Brunch in D.C. NCAPA’s Christopher Kang will be the keynote speaker.

Thursday, Oct. 29: DVRP - Art as a Voice Showcase at La Casa in D.C.

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