Weeklies 01/12/2010

Weeklies 01/12/2010 HAPPY 2010! Winter break is heading to a close. No more sleeping 12 hours a day. Wait, was that only me? Sleeping half my break away? WHERE DID IT GO? Anyways, new news. Registration for ECAASU-- as noted in those huge pink and orange block letters right in front of you-- is still open. Register soon. Register by Jan 15 and save 14.2857142857% from late registration fees. Also, remember to book your hotels, and plan your modes of transportation and all that fun stuff. And Nat Board will see YOU at the conference =)

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10 Notable Asian American Books of 2009

There's nothing like starting off the new year with a fat pile of books by your side. Here's a round-up of the year's best Asian American books to help keep you warm until the Spring. 

The Top 10 Asian Achievements of 2009

In the Boston area, and want to make a quick $20?

The API Women's Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP) invites you to participate in a confidential research study of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese women. You are eligible to participate if you:

• Are an unmarried woman

• Are between 18 and 35 years old

• Identify as Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese

• Are a child of an immigrant family (1.5 and 2nd generation)

Participants will be asked to complete a 45 minute user-friendly computer survey about family life, relationships, culture, and values. You will be compensated $20 for your time, and will be given the opportunity to participate in a follow-up in-depth interview for another $30.  All interviews will take place at Boston University, or a location convenient and comfortable for you.

Contact: 617) 358-5148 or awship@bu.edu

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Is Oakland Ready? Jean Quan Hopes to Crack Mayoral Glass Ceiling

If all politics is local, Oakland City Council member Jean Quan should get a fair shake in that town's mayoral race this year against former California state Senate leader Don Perata. Quan, one of 12 women to ever serve on the City Council (and the first Asian-American woman), hopes to give Perata a run for his money (and he is said to have much more of it than she) on the merits of her two-plus decades of community-oriented work in Oakland.

To learn more about Jean Quan, click here.

More protein, calcium in diet affecting height

It's not just Asian-Americans getting taller than their overseas counterparts, but it may seem more pronounced because they're moving from shorter heights of, say, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 7 inches in just a generation and a half.

The reason: more protein and calcium in the diet.

Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts Outlook 2010

Market research publisher Packaged Facts released its “Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts in the U.S.: Markets and Opportunities in Retail and Foodservice, 6th Edition” report that analyzes the $25 billion U.S. market for ice cream and related frozen desserts.. The report also covers the potential for products with flavors that appeal to the Asian American consumers and the likelihood of their crossover to the mainstream flavor map.

To see the report, click here.

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TURNING POINT 1977 First of 50 Films to Premier at Chinese American Film Festival


KALCA Summer College Internship Program Application

The KALCA Summer College Internship Program, now entering its tenth year, is a unique opportunity for college students and recent graduates of Asian descent with demonstrated leadership potential to gain practical, hands-on exposure to government, politics and non-profit advocacy. The program is focused on community leadership and public service. Finalists will be required to be available for in-person interviews on Saturday, March 27, 2010 in New York City. 

Application Due: February 27, 2010

Send to:

Sandy Kim /

Korean American League for Civic Action /

149 West 24th St. 6th Floor /

New York, NY 10011



The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, and community education..   Spring internships are available for college, graduate, and law students in AALDEF’s Democracy Program, which includes voting rights and census.  Interns will work on a variety of tasks. 

Due: Jan. 15 but interviews will commence on a rolling basis beginning Jan. 12.

For more information, click here

Expanding the Circle" Board Leadership Training Program

AAI's Catalyst for a Responsive Civic Leadership (CRCL) Program is seeking Asian American managers and professionals to participate in our upcoming "Expanding the Circle" Board Leadership Training Series. The purpose of this training is to develop a pipeline of knowledgeable Asian American leaders who are available to serve on key mainstream boards and commissions, and it includes opportunities to network with local Asian American community leaders.

Contact: Joanna Su, joanna@aaichicago.org

For more information on the Asian American Institute, click here.


New York To Provide $2 Million In Grants For Complete 2010 Census Count

Funds Targeted Towards Underrepresented and Hard-to-Count Communities.

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that 31 grants totaling $2 million have been awarded to community groups and local governments that will assist the federal government in ensuring every New Yorker is counted during next year’s census.

Kayleigh Huang



National Communications Chair