NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Sept. 12-18, 2015

Read on for news, events and opportunities from NCAPA and our partners.

News and Updates

Welcoming our new National Director: This week,we announced our new National Director Christopher Kang. Kang was also honored this week as a National Law Journal Rising Star, recognizing D.C.’s 40 most promising lawyers 40 and under, and was featured in Tuesday’sPOLITICO Playbook. He can be reached at [email protected].

APIAHF holds national convening for health advocates: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum held their 2015 VOICES conference in D.C. earlier this week with the theme "Moving Health Forward." Highlights included keynotes from U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Hill visits to discuss health equity. More highlights can be found through the hashtags#VOICES2015and#MovingHealthForward.

Advocates join #IStandWithAhmed: After 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing his homemade clock to his high school in Irving, Texas, NCAPA member groups showed support for Ahmed. SALDEFshared a photo with the caption, “No one should ever hesitate to bring a clock to school.” In a statement,SABA North America expressed disappointment with Ahmed’s suspension.Read more in NBC Asian America.

Celebrating Citizenship Day: On Thursday, NCAPA members marked Citizenship Day by sharing stories of Asian Americans who have become naturalized U.S. citizens. ReadAAJC's blogandNAKASEC's statement. AAJC also announced they will be part of theNew Americans Campaign, and will help naturalize Asian immigrants in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.

APIAVote makes news ahead of National Voter Registration Day:  APIAVote's Christine Chen wasinterviewed by NPR about anti-immigrant rhetoric in an article about how Asian American voters went from being mostly Republican to increasingly Democrat.

Member groups respond to Asian Americans accused of espionage: The Asian American Psychological Associationreleased a statement regarding recent incidents of scientists of immigrant origin being racially profiled and falsely accused of espionage.OCA also issued a response to the possible pattern of racial profiling of Chinese Americans.

Illustrator publishes comic on the Sikh American experience: Journalist and illustrator Josh Kramer wrote and illustrated a comic in the Wilson Quarterly about Sikh Americans and their experiences after 9/11. SALDEF staff was interviewed. Read it here.

Upcoming Deadlines

Lifeline Broad Base Sign On Letter (Deadline: Sept. 28)


NCAPA Opportunities

APAICS Regional Leadership Academies:

  • New York (Tri-State Regional Academy. Oct. 2-3)

APIAHF: Policy Analyst in Oakland, CA or Washington, D.C.

APIASF: Scholarship Opportunities



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

NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program (Spring 2016 deadline: Nov. 20)

OCA: Volunteer to increase tax returns for low-income families

SEARAC: Education Policy Intern


Other Opportunities

City Health Works: Director of Financial Sustainability in New York


DC Mayor’s Office of API Affairs:

Bilingual Program Coordinator

Fall Internship Program


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


Scholarship: Asian Women in Business (Deadline: Oct. 1)



NCAPA Events

Thursday, Sept. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 20: CAAMFest San Jose

Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 24: CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention in Honolulu

Saturday, Sept. 26: APIASF Jump Start College Tour at Rutgers University-Newark

Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27:Center for APA Women National Leadership Summit and 20th Anniversary Reception in Redmond, Wash.

Monday, Sept 28: APAICS Golf Classic in Dumfries, Va.

Monday, Sept. 28 - Wednesday, Sept. 30:National CAPACD 15th Annual Convention in D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 4:30 p.m.: National CAPACD-led rally in D.C. Chinatown for Museum Square Tenants

Thursday, Oct. 1: AAJC 19th Annual American Courage Awards in D.C.

Friday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 3: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy in New York

Saturday, Oct. 3: SAALT’s Be the Change Annual Day of Service. Nationwide.

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


Other Community Events

Tonight at 7 p.m.: #IStandWithAhmed Solidarity Action at Lafayette Park

Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Wednesday, Sept. 23: 100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage (We Belong Together & NAPAWF. Vigil on Sept. 22 in D.C.)

Tuesday, Sept. 22:National Voter Registration Day

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Documentary & Panel Discussion of “Right of Passage” at the National Press Club. RSVP to [email protected]. (Co-hosted by JACL and the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation)

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