BIMONTHLY 9 October 2010 _____________________ HIGHLIGHTS _____________________ REMEMBER the ECAASU 2011 Conference at UMass Amherst! FEBRUARY 18-20, 2011! Dear ECAASU members, Surviving through midterms? You can do it! Remember to drink water and to Vote! Lorenzo Paglinawan, Communications Chair (Virginia '12)


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Youth Charge Now! is a national movement – energizing Asian American and multicultural youth to get involved in our communities with important civic engagement issues. We will mobilize them by educating them about Education, Health, Jobs, Immigration, Social Justice, voter engagement, and more. We are collaborating with youth organizations and professional leaders, including major college associations around the nation. We are building our network to encourage members to register and join Youth Charge Now!Register to become a part of Youth Charge Now! When you register to receive our information, you will stay involved with important civic engagement issues on a national and regional level. You will also connect with like-minded Asian youth. We’re sponsoring a national contest to encourage people who are interested or people who are “sitting on the fence.” People and groups can win several contest opportunities and prizes. (More Info) From our Finance Chair, Help spread the word about the fundraiser that OCA is running for South Philly Asian youth empowerment programming. Essentially the organization hopes to raise money to empower the youth with increased confidence and self-esteem, as well as effective leadership skills to proactively respond to school violence in ways that reform the school environment and build community. 100% of the fundraiser proceeds will towards the programming to pay for such necessities as bus tokens for the students to attend the training and to return home. Contact Jason Yu, OCA - Greater Philadelphia for more information.

_____________________ EVENTS _____________________ SERCAAL Conference October 22nd-23rd (Link) The University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) is hosting the largest Asian American SE regional conference in the US! Featured workshop facilitators will include Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang (Exec Director of Boat People SOS) and Dr. Ethan Nguyen from University of Pennsylvania. FIND Conference November 5-6th (More Info) The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Inc (FIND, Inc.) will be hosting its 2010 Fall Dialogue, entitled Boses, at Fordham University. Welcome to all races and ethnic backgrounds! Bamboo: Build, Breakthrough & Believe is a professional development program introduced in 2009 by OCA to create and strengthen a pipeline of emerging APA leaders. Over 100 APA young professionals attended the Bamboo launch in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with OCA’s National APA Corporate Achievement Awards.  (Info) DC APA Film Festival (More Info) APICHA annual gala on Oct. 13 (Details) The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's Young Professionals' Committee & Fordham University School of Law's Public Interest Resource Center co-present "Employment Law Career Panel: Representing Indigent Workers" (Contact) "Consuming Asian America” Conference in New Orleans, May 18-21. (Submit Proposal) Race, Radicalism, and Repression on the Pacific Coast and Beyond A Major Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle May 12-14, 2011 OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards Presentation and Dinner, Friday, October 22, 2010, 7-10 p.m. (reception begins at 6 p.m.), The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, DC Challenge Game Night October 21, 2010 at the Bridgeview Bank 4753 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (5:30 pm registration) Offering an entertaining event where guests can network, learn more about AAI, enjoy appetizers and drinks, and enjoy a fun evening of games. $25 per ticket (group discounts available) Chinese in America: Literary Lunchtime with Mae Ngai and Aziz Rana (More Info) Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), October 27th, 2010, 6pm (More Info


This particularly session will be focused on the experiences and perspectives of Asian American nonprofit professionals. The event will be an opportunity to build community and discuss strategies and solutions. Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon… September 18 – December 4, 2010 (More Info) A Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit on Vietnamese America since 1975

_____________________ NEWS & ISSUES _____________________ POLITICS & LAW Chronicle recommends no on S.F. Prop. D (Article) Asians Out Of Work Longest Among U.S. Minorities (Article) Breaking the bamboo ceiling (Article) Yes on Prop. 20/No on Prop. 27 Will Strengthen AAPI Communities (Article) Asian-Americans Fighting For New 9th Council District (Article) Local and global leaders to be honored at APALC's 27th Annual Awards (Article) Benefits of the ballot: Filipino Americans and the US elections (Article) MGM to tap into Asian American community For its Diversity Initiative in Las Vegas (Article) President Obama nominates first Asian American Chief of Staff (Article) EDUCATION & CULTURE College of American Pathologists See, Test and Treat Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Prevention Program Comes to Tufts Medical Center (Article) Anthony Brown teaches history at Jazzschool (Article) Edison Honors Net IP(Article) If You're Yiyun Li's Parents, Please Don't Read This (Article) Asian American Parent Council to hold conference (Article) Community College Transfer Bills Approved (Article) Univ. sees most diverse class yet (Article) Students celebrate Asian culture month (Article) Asian Americans are #1 on the SAT (Article) _____________________ QUIRKY _____________________ Universal Sounds (Article) Sino-US film festival to cast spotlight on Chinese films (Article) Fired Rick Sanchez Plays Identity Politics With George Stephanopoulos, Skips Minorities on ABC (Article) Kalusugan Coalition: Making Filipino-Americans Healthier (Article) THROUGH THE FIRE: The Most Interesting (Asian American) Man in the World (Article) A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids (20 photos) (Article)

_____________________ OPPORTUNITIES _____________________ INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEERING, JOBS Because of the MYRIAD of JOB POSTINGS they are ALL attached in the .doc; If you are a recent Ph.D graduate, I suggest looking through the postings. South Asian Americans Leading Together (Jobs) White House Internship (Jobs) RECOMMENDED LINKS

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