BIMONTHLY NOV 14 2010

B I M O N T H L Y14 November 2010

11.14.10

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ECAASU National Says

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Dear ECAASU members,

A piece of advice:

STAY WARM!

Lorenzo Paglinawan, Communications Chair (Virginia '12)

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and ECAASU ADVOCACY

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From Melanie Gao, Advocacy Chair (Columbia ’14),

Brought to you by the Asian American Alliance, CultureSHOCK: AAApocalypse is this year's annual, charity performance showcase and fashion show, held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm in Roone Arledge Auditorium. The show's theme this year is AAApocalypse, signifying the destruction of old ideas and inaccurate perceptions to unveil a real and multi-dimensional Asian-American identity. CultureSHOCK will showcase the song, dance, spoken word, and comedy of an amazing mix of professional and student performers, including KT Tatara, Ruby Veridiano, Jen Kwok, Alfa, Blaxel, Onyx, Dhoom, and Aidge of Aesthetics Crew. This will be followed by a fashion show featuring designers Nicole Miller, Shin Choi, Mary Meyer, Shanghai Tang, Shoshanna, and more. In addition, international cuisine will be served to all guests. Proceeds from this event will go to the Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS discrimination and provide HIV/AIDS related services.

AAA would love for you to join us for this great show, and experience the live entertainment, fashion, food, and more--for a good cause, too.

Tickets are only $8 (dinner + show) and can be purchased here (CUID and Non-CUID): https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8519325. The first 100 guests will receive $10 Mcdonald's gift cards. AFTERSHOCK. 10pm. Our afterparty will be held at the 5000 sq. ft venue, Planet Thailand 212, 30 West 24th Street. All guests with a CultureSHOCK ticket stub get in for free! Check out our teaser video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys82XobipgA

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OPPORTUNITIES

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ASIAN AMERICAN STUDY

Founded in 1989, the *Asian American Policy Review (AAPR) *at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government* *is the first non-partisan academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Over the past 20 years, the AAPR has been one of the only academic journals in the country committed to bringing attention to the research and policy perspectives of scholars, activists, policymakers and other Asian American leaders.

The AAPR is now accepting submissions for its twenty-first edition, to be published in February 2011. The submission deadline is November 22, 2010. Submissions and questions should be emailed to to aapr@hks.harvard.edu. Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details.

We strongly encourage submissions from writers of all backgrounds, including scholars, policy makers, civil servants, advocates, and organizers.

INTERNSHIP

Internships/Scholarships: Gearing Up for Summer 2011

Our internships and scholarships program is gearing up for another year.  Applications will be posted this month on our website and the initial deadline for our applications will be February 1st. If you know anyone looking for a federal internship in DC for this upcoming summer or that would like funding for a public sector internship they are securing, please refer them to our website:

http://www.capal.org/programs/federal-internship-program/ http://www.capal.org/programs/scholarship-program/

(Link) OCA National Internship Facebook Fundraiser (Link)

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EVENTS

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Seventeen Syllables: Sharing Stories of Internment

Wednesday, November 17, 6-7pm, Flomenhaft Gallery, 547 W 27th St #200, NY, NY Join us for a special reception to honor Hisaye Yamamoto, interned author of Seventeen Syllables. Dinner features a special artist talk by Smithsonian-recognized painter Roger Shimomura. At cocktails, prominent community members share family internment stories, while well-known literary figures write you personalized haikus! Visit aaww.org#seventeen for prices/tickets.

Our home video on Kickstarter!

The Workshop shot a home video! It’s part of our Kickstarter project, where you can make a investment in the Workshop in exchange for great prizes, such as coffee with a Venture Capitalist, tour of an MTV video shoot, lunch at the Federal Reserve, a manuscript critique by a William Morris agent, puzzle tips from a Sudoku champion, and a foodie tour of Chinatown by Jennifer 8 Lee. Visit http://www.aaww.org/kickstarter to see prizes!

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SULU DC'S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW CELEBRATING THE APA ARTS COMMUNITY

A showcase from Bhangra to Rock, from Taiko Drumming to the stylized words of Beau Sia

Live will be the APA spoken word celebrity Beau Sia, along with the musical styling’s of Phil Good Band and Kollaboration NY’s 2010 winner PaperDoll. The Hip Hop mix tape performance of Paige in Full will be excerpted. And this all will be opened by the Bollywood infused dancing of Dhoonya Dance Company and the vibrations of Nen Daiko, the area’s foremost Taiko drumming troupe. Hosted by community celebrity Regie Cabico, and mixed by The Pinstriped Rebel.

The show takes place on Saturday, November 20th, 2010, at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209. Advance Tickets will be for Sale on November 1st. They will be $25 general admission and $20 for Students. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://greenbacks.livegreen.net/offer/suludc or at the door as well for $35. The event is not only a celebration of the past year but also a fundraiser to continue the Sulu DC monthly shows, and to raise money for scholarships to 5-7 poets/spoken word artists to attend the 2011 APIA Spoken word and Poetry Summit in Minneapolis.

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The Asian American Writers' Workshop is hosting a special dinner and cocktail reception on November 17 honoring the work of HISAYE YAMAMOTO, the legendary Japanese American writer who wrote short stories while interned during the second World War. We are also flying in ROGER SHIMOMURA, a Guggenheim-winning painter whose works about internment have been displayed at the Smithsonian. Artist TOMIE ARAI, novelist JULIE OTSUKA, poet PURVI SHAH, and others will read from Hisaye's book. We'll also have writers who will write you haikus on the spot.

Readers and writers of all races and backgrounds are welcome! You can go http://www.pageturnerfest.org for tickets.

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NAKASEC & KRC Joint Fundraiser

Location: Holman United Methodist Church 3220 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 Dinner      6:00 PM Program      6:30 PM

For more information, please contact Olivia Park. opark@nakasec.org | 323.937.3703 x. 201 | www.nakasec.org

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When: Friday, November 19, 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Please be prompt; first question will be asked at 6:30!)

Where: NPR Headquarters 635 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (near Mt. Vernon/Convention Center stop on Yellow and Green Lines)

The event includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. Raffle tickets will be sold for fabulous prizes including lunch with the Washington Post's Roxanne Roberts, a Bluetooth set, dinner for two at the Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt and a City Fitness training package.

HOW TO REGISTER

The event will feature Congresswoman Judy Chu who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 32nd Congressional District in 2009. She made history by becoming the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress.

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NEWS & ISSUES

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Asian-Americans Live Well in the Garden State (Link)

Student group hosts two-day conference (Link)

Lost in Translation (Link)

The new politics of ranked-choice elections (Link)

An American on an Asian high (Link)

Uncertainty reigns over replacing SF mayor (Link) What does George W. Bush think the most critical "decision points" of his presidency were? Find out in this clip from last night's Daily Show. (Link)

Neto's Tucson: Chinese-American vet, like others here, joined WWII efforts (Link)

It's time to bring Asians and ethnic blocs into the immigration debate

(Link)

Guest column: 'Envoys of mankind' deserve benefits of Astronaut Rescue Treaty

(Link) Thousands Gather for Hmong New Year Celebration (Link)

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DAE Honored For Provocative Hepatitis B Awareness Ad Campaign

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Racial Profiling: Face the Truth Campaign

New Report and Documentary on Racial Profiling Released

In September, the Face the Truth campaign released a report, Faces of Racial Profiling: A Report from Communities Across America, before a roomful of Congressional staff and advocates. The report highlights testimonies from the Face the Truth hearings organized with our partners this summer. Communities around the country that have encountered the humiliating practice of profiling underscored the need to stop racial profiling by federal, state and local law enforcement officers. [READ MORE]

The 2010 midterm election results are in, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has just released new results from its multilingual exit poll of over 3,500 Asian American voters in five states. In collaboration with 30 national and local groups, AALDEF dispatched 400 volunteers on Election Day to polling places in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia.  Lawyers, students and community residents watched for voting problems at the polls and helped to get a snapshot of Asian American voting patterns in this volatile political year.  Read a summary of our preliminary exit poll results here. This week, journalist Emil Guillermo has been blogging about the elections.  For an interesting take on the California political scene, South Carolina Governor-elect Nikki Haley, and the defeat of Rep. Joseph Cao in Louisiana, check out the AALDEF website and read “On California, Nikki Haley and Identity Politics,” and "Asian American Tea Party?"

All of us want to live in an America that upholds diversity and equal rights for all. Yet, in today's climate of anti-immigrant sentiment and xenophobia, South Asians and other communities of color are receiving a different message.

Join SAALT in strengthening South Asian communities and creating an America where all of us are valued. Watch our new video.

The Asian A merican Institu te has had a big growth spurt in the last month. We have expanded our staff and opened new doors...literally. In addition to our office on the 9th floor (Ste. 904), we've expanded our office (Ste. 500) on the 5th floor by adding another office next door (Ste. 502) and a conference room across the hall (Ste. 530). Thanks to a generous foundation that wishes to remain anonymous, we are able to accommodate our staff and enhanced capacity of interns, VISTAs and fellows.  With this expansion, we are also able to host more community trainings and meetings as we did recently for our Get Out the Vote Civic Engagement project.

Our new mailing address will be 4753 N. Broadway St. Ste 502, Chicago, IL 60640.

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The Asian American Institute is one of the leading pan-Asian nonprofit organizations in the Midwest, dedicated to empowering the Asian American community through advocacy, by utilizing research, education, and coalition-building.  The Asian American Institute (www.aaichicago.org), Asian American Justice Center (www.advancingequality.org), Asian Law Caucus (www.asianlawcaucus.org), and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (www.apalc.org) are members of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (www.advancingjustice.org), which is dedicated to defending and advancing the civil and human rights of Asian Americans both nationally and in local communities. .............................................

QUIRKY

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Malaysian Fashion Icon Honoured In New York (Link)

LIVERight Zumbathon: The Dance Party That Makes You Smarter

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Stanford Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation

341 Galvez St, Stanford, CA

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Fusion fitness event raises funds for the fight against liver cancer and Hepatitis B in the Asian American community. (Link)

Asian-Americans garner greater attention in hip-hop (Link)

First Lady Michelle Obama Shows Her Style in Asia (Link)

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The 2010 midterm election results are in, and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has just released new results from its multilingual exit poll of over 3,500 Asian American voters in five states. In collaboration with 30 national and local groups, AALDEF dispatched 400 volunteers on Election Day to polling places in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia.  Lawyers, students and community residents watched for voting problems at the polls and helped to get a snapshot of Asian American voting patterns in this volatile political year.  Read a summary of our preliminary exit poll results here. This week, journalist Emil Guillermo has been blogging about the elections.  For an interesting take on the California political scene, South Carolina Governor-elect Nikki Haley, and the defeat of Rep. Joseph Cao in Louisiana, check out the AALDEF website and read “On California, Nikki Haley and Identity Politics,” and "Asian American Tea Party?"

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Check out PaperDoll!

PaperDoll’s music is currently featured in a NIKE campaign airing in Greater China.  Known for their flawless, high-energy shows, they will play the Sulu Series in DC November 20th. Be sure to catch their music in feature film The People I’ve Slept With airing on LOGO Network.

ANYTHING AT ALL (mandarin) Music Video CHINA: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTYxMzkyNjU2.html US: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu1j9Ldi_NY

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CONTACT US

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LINKS WE RECOMMEND Listen When You Want Building Bridges and most WBAI Programs are now being archived for 90 Days. These links will be live ca. 15 minutes after the program ends. To listen, or download archived shows go to http://archive.wbai.org/show1.php?showid=bbridges www.buildingbridgesradio.org

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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.