BIMONTHLY MAY 2010

B I W E E K L Y

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ECAASU National Says ...

Dear ECAASU members,

We are so grateful you are reading The Bi-Weekly! I look forward to sharing more information! If you have any suggestions PLEASE feel free to correspond. If you would like any information featured, contact me at communications@ecaasu.org.

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Lorenzo Paglinawan, Communications Chair (Virginia '12)

Dear Members,

In honor of Mother' Day, please join me and thousands of other advocates in urging our senators to support the ratification of the landmark international agreement that affirms fundamental human rights and equality for women and girls. (Link)

Dara Chen, ECAASU Advocacy Chair for APA Women's Issues

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and ECAASU DOES ... .

A few weeks ago Calvin Sun, one of ECAASU's Board of Directors, gave two keynote speeches at the University of Virginia.

To SEE MORE of Calvin, (CLICK) to see transcript and photos from his inspiring presentations.
He also competed in impromptu break dancing and bhangra competitions.
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OPPORTUNITIES ...

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDY

I am hoping that my research can later lead to the implementation of specific interventions aimed to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors of sexual coercion. Hopefully, this leads to reduced rates of sexual coercion within the Asian American population and worldwide hansenk@fit.edu (Survey)

AWARD

Award named after English professor and Students should apply (Link)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Finance/ Administration Internship (Link)

Important Opportunities for Asian Secular University Students (contact)

The CSIS Freeman Chair has an opening for a full or part-time paid internship this summer. (Contact) (Link)

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Internships (Link)

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EVENTS ...

2010 Advancing Justice Conference, June 23 - 25 in Alexandria, Va. (Link)

A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES with director S. Leo Chiang, OCA Screening (RSVP)

Asian American Awareness Week celebrates Asian cultures (Link)

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: 2010 Annual Summer Cocktail Party (Contact)

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Career Fair on Friday, July 9th at the John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Asian American Literary Symposium Report (Link)

APIAVote EVENTS (Link)

Asian American Awareness Week celebrates Asian cultures (Link)

Asian American Literary Symposium Report (Link)

California API Policy Summit 2010 (Link)

Campus Progress's National Convention (Link)

Decolonial Poetics, Kundiman West Salon, Third Area & Writing the Desert – Call for Participants! (Link)

Filipino Young Professionals - DC Spring Networking (Contact)

Jean Kwok: Girl in Translation @The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (Link)

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Link)

May Day 2010 - National Mobilizations for Immigrant Workers Rights: (Link)

Mayor’s APIA Heritage Month Celebration May 18th, 2010 at 7 pm, D.C. (contact)

OAPIA “Community Day 2010” Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 11:00 a.m., D.C. (contact)

SAALT's Chicago Reception: May 25, 2010 (Link)

The 2010 OCA National Convention in Houston, Texas from June 17-20 (Link)

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NEWS / ISSUES ...

EDUCATION

Newsom Convenes Black and Asian Leaders to Discuss Tensions (Link)

Pain for Asian youth didn't end with school assault (Link)

Recent attacks prompt calls to relieve tensions (Link)

UC’s New Policy on Freshman Admission -- Moving in the Wrong Direction (Link)

POLITICS

Asian-American groups weigh in on state redistricting process (Link)

Census Bureau News -- Facts for Features Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2010 (Link)

Lieu on the Asian-American vote, his independence (Link)

Obama Administration Seeks Increased Asian American and Pacific Islander Access to Federal Programs (Link)

OCA Criticizes Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law (Link) (Contact)

Senate confirms Asian-American for appeals court (Link)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) condemns SB 1070 in Arizona. (Link) (Contact)

Wanted: More Latina, Asian & Black Women Politicians (Link)

Washington deputy mayor a Filipina (Link)

White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders to Hold News Conference (Link)

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QUIRKY ...

5 May 2010, Tim Be Told released a brand new music video for their song, “Analyze,” off the critically acclaimed “From the Inside” EP.  Watch the INSPIRING video now at (Link), (Youtube)

For those of you that want to see Tim Be Told perform at your university next year, the band has a limited number of shows that it will be playing at college campuses.  Therefore, send a booking email request ASAP to (Booking)

Angry Asian Man (Link)

Changing Reality: The Voices of Asian American TV Stars (Link)

Tenured Radical (Link)

Top Ten Greatest Asian American Rappers of All Time (Link)

Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival hits 5th year (Link)

Stanford Asian American Cultural Center (Link)

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CONTACT ...

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