BIMONTHLY OCT 26 2010

BIMONTHLY October 26 2010

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REMEMBER the ECAASU 2011 Conference at UMass Amherst! FEBRUARY 18-20, 2011! Dear ECAASU members,

The ECAASU MIXER is this upcoming Saturday in Washington, DC! More info below...

Happy Filipino-American History Month!

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ECAASU MIXER WASHINGTON, DC

OCTOBER 30, 2010

THIS SATURDAY!

ECAASU will host its Washington, DC Mixer on October 30, 2010 (this upcoming Saturday) at the George Washington University (Foggy Bottom campus).

The ECAASU Mixer is an opportunity to engage with the ECAASU National Board members, fellow Asian American students, professionals, and other interested in networking and learning more about ECAASU and the annual conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Feb. 18-20, 2011). ECAASU's Mixer coincides with and will be next to the Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies beginning at the National Mall. Everyone is welcome to join the ECAASU delegation to go view the rallies.

The event is FREE and open to all visitors. More information about the ECAASU mixer and ECAASU can ECAASU can be found at www.ecaasu.org, on facebook, or by e-mailing communications@ecaasu.org.

Asian American Studies Summit at the University of Pennsylvania
When: November 6, 2010 9AM- 5PM
Where: Claudia Cohen, Terrace Room
Why: Come speak with other students and professors who are invested in establishing Asian American Studies at various campuses!
Cost: FREE!
For more information, check out website: http://asam.sas.upenn.edu/node/252

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

YOUTHCHARGENOW!

EVENTS

NEWS AND ISSUES

QUIRKY

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CONTACT US

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THE HEADLINER

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YOUTH CHARGE NOW!


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)

Youth Charge Now also has tickets available for the Asian Heritage Night of the Warriors versus Clippers game

(More Info)

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ADVOCACY CHAIR DARA CHEN UPDATE!

Subject: 3 women being bullied at the university level by their university

From: Allied Cultures Against Discrimination

I want to bring your attention to bullying happening at the college level at The University of Memphis.

Another young woman in my program, Sara Lovelace, got bullied by our department administration. The interim chair, Sandra Sarkela, told this woman's adviser, David Appleby, that she wanted the woman "out of the program". Then Sarkela had the woman's graduate assistantship supervisor, Katherine Hendrix, assign the woman last minute "work" on a Saturday. Their tactics worked, the young woman dropped out of her assistantship credits and Sarkela's class.

Another young woman in the program, Maria Vu, was barred from taking certain classes when younger, Caucasian students were allowed. She was also treated differently than these others in terms of grading. When she brought this up to Sandra Sarkela, she was discriminated against and retaliated against.

I, too, have been treated in this manner by Sandra Sarkela and our department administration and even by the university administration and Shirley Raine's office. I have a ADA medical condition that was ignored by the Affirmative Action Officer, Michelle Banks. I was put in a work condition (noisy public computer lab, no air conditioning, no water, being surveilled) that caused my anxiety problems to worsen.

I complained about discrimination to Sandra Sarkela, who then had me terminated, hence attempting to destroy my academic and work credibility when I have an unblemished record. After figuring out that was a federal crime, the university reinstated me, but since then has retaliated against me at every turn to try to make me leave "voluntarily" like the first young woman.

When I turned in my work, they ignored my sources and called me a plagiarist in an email, again attempting to undermine my academic and work future.  They also refused to fill out an incident report for a work injury I had and threatened via email with an "If/Then" statement to stop paying me. This was by university counsel Sheryl Lipman.  I am a minority female who moved from California to get a PhD and become part of this community. Now, the university has put a condition on my assistantship that I sign over a full psychiatric examination (fitness for duty) for just working by myself with books- over to them. This is not right.

I would like to share with you and our community the atrocities that are going on in higher education at The University of Memphis.

(Sign the Petition)

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EVENTS

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ECAASU's DC MIXER this Saturday

ECAASU will host its Washington, DC Mixer on October 30, 2010 (this upcoming Saturday) at the George Washington University (Foggy Bottom campus).

The ECAASU Mixer is an opportunity to engage with the ECAASU National Board members, fellow Asian American students, professionals, and other interested in networking and learning more about ECAASU and the annual conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Feb. 18-20, 2011). ECAASU's Mixer coincides with and will be next to the Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies beginning at the National Mall. Everyone is welcome to join the ECAASU delegation to go view the rallies.

The event is FREE and open to all visitors. More information about the ECAASU mixer and ECAASU can ECAASU can be found at www.ecaasu.org, on facebook, or by e-mailing communications@ecaasu.org. FIND Conference November 5-6th (More Info) The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Inc (FIND, Inc.) will be hosting its 2010 Fall Dialogue, entitled Boses (Voices), at Fordham University. Welcome to all races and ethnic backgrounds!

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

Asian American Journalists Association of Washington, DC Annual Trivia Bowl at NPR Headquarters, November 19 (More Info)

UCLA Asian american Studies Center presents the Russell C. Leong Literary E-Book Series (More Info)

OCA-NOVA will be hosting HBI-DC's Hep B Gala on November 14, 2010. For more info contact (Camilla)

The Great Pinoy Boxing Era by the Smithsonian APA Program and Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) (More Info)

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce Offers Student Scholarship Program at the 2nd Annual Asian Chamber Gala

(More Info)

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NEWS & ISSUES

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SERCAAL conference puts students in touch with their identities

(Article)

POLITICS & LAW

Whitman Targets Asian American Vote

(Article)

Asian Americans Just Say No to CA Measure Legalizing Pot

(Article)

Candidates cross the state in campaign's final days

(Article)

APIAVOTE mobilizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Midterm elections

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Jury in place for Levy trial after some hiccups

(Article)

Christine O'Donnell is Just a Stalking Horse in Cute Pumps

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A 'female Obama seeks California attorney general post

(Article)

EDUCATION & CULTURE

University of Memphis Asian women are bullied

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Asian American Literary Festival

(Article)

Jeff Chan's Cultural Arts Quartet (Article)

Health fair provides and promotes preventive care

(Article)

One-Third of US Adults Could Have Diabetes by 2050

(Article)

Asian American Touring Theatre Company 'East of America' (Article)

Asian American group tops Billboard charts

(Article)

Female Asian American leaders impart wisdom to inspiring college students at ASPIRE conference

(Article)

Quincy Mayor's Asian American Advisory Commitee looks at Energy and Water Meter Replacement Programs

(Article)

Lessons from alternative classrooms

(Article)

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QUIRKY

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Daniel Dae Kim named 'Influential Asian American artist (Article)

Baayork Lee Directs All Asian American cast of Oklahoma!

(Article)

Contemporary Music Duo Breaks Labels (Article)

Fit for local tastes national chains like Macy's are finding it pays off to be less uniform by tailoring their merchandise for each area (Article

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Review of Asian American film makers at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

(Article)

Chinese Investors acquire a taste for Napa Valley

(Article)

Cali Cali Cali by Alyssa Bernal x Wong Fu Productions (Article)

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OPPORTUNITIES

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INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEERING, JOBS

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RECOMMENDED ORGANIZATIONS

www.ecaasu.org

NAAAP

APAP

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CONTACT US

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National Board Biographies and E-mails

Do you want your information or suggest any news, events, opportunities that would be beneficial to Asian American awareness?

Email me contact information, website, and a few lines detailing your news at communications@ecaasu.org.

Sincerely,

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