BIMONTHLY DEC 14 2010

B I M O N T H L Y14 DECEMBER 2010 12.14.10 ............................................. ECAASU National Says .............................................

THE NEW WEBSITE IS UP!

WWW.ECAASU.ORG

Please send us your feedback @ communications@ecaasu.org !

REGISTRATION is OPEN For ECAASU Conference @ UMASS AMHERST Feb 18-20, 2011

http://www.ecaasu2011.org/

Info on travel, hotels, workshops, speakers

Then…

*BID FOR ECAASU 2012!*

Do you think you have what it takes to plan for the nation's largest Asian American conference? Have you been itching to make your mark on campus in the Asian American community? Applications to bid for the East Coast Asian American Student Union 2012 Conference (ECAASU 2012) are now online at https://quartz.wufoo.com/forms/ecaasu-2012-bid-form-round-1-your-vision. We are looking for candidates who are armed with new ideas and have a vision for the next iteration of the conference.

The ECAASU Conference regularly attracts up to 1500 college students and activists from across the nation to network, strengthen community-building, and explore issues pertaining to the APIA community. Don't forget to visit the current conference website at www.ecaasu2011.org .

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OPPORTUNITIES .............................................

2011 SFIAAFF Student Delegate Program

The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) is proud to continue its annual Student Delegate Program. Aimed to engage students with Asian and Asian American cinema, the program strives to cultivate the next generation of scholars, artists, administrators and activists invested in the field of Asian American media.

As part of the Student Delegate Program, participants have the opportunity to: * Participate in a structured program of screenings, events, and meetings * Access other festival events, i.e. panels, talks, and parties * Create online content for the SFIAAFF website

HERE. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2011. ............... ..............

Washington, D.C. -- OCA, a national organization with 80 chapters and affiliates dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), will partner with State Farm® to host the Spring 2011 series of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) college leadership trainings. In the last 11 years, APIA U: Leadership 101 has reached more than 4500 students at 121 colleges, universities and community colleges. The schedule of the Spring 2011 trainings is as follows:

· University of Florida – January 29, 2011, · St. Louis University – February 19, 2011, · University of Hawaii at Hilo – February 19, 2011, · University of Southern California – March 5, 2011, · University of Illinois at Chicago – March 12, 2011, · Syracuse University – March 26, 2011, · Mount Holyoke – April 2, 2011, · South Seattle Community College – May 7, 2011.

APIA U: Leadership 101 is a one-day training that provides a foundation for students to become more involved on campus and in their community. Two experienced APA facilitators guide 40-60 students through hands-on exercises, presentations, and discussions focused on APIA identity and history, leadership skills, and social justice. Participants are asked to challenge themselves, share their experiences and develop leadership tools in order to effectively serve as catalysts for social change. (More Info)

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NEWS & ISSUES .............................................

Asian-American Parenting and Academic Success (Read More)

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First Ever Hep B Awareness Calendar Published (Read More)

Oakland Chinatown standing up to be heard as transit development plan develops (Read More)

Johns Hopkins center for China studies announced(Read More)

Local Unsung Activist Hero: David Ho’s Quiet Power (Read More)

Odd ones out (Read More)

DREAM Act passes U.S. House, reinvigorates activists’ goals (Read More)

Jailed Dissident Honored at Nobel Ceremony (Read More)

Redistricting panel nominates final 6 commissioners (Read More)

New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Honors Top Corporations and Minority Businesses with 2010 Partnership Awards (Read More)

52 Fil-Am employees sue hospital for discrimination and harassment (Read More)

NBC’s Outsourced Horrifies and Delights Indians and Americans (Read More)

Local charities need public help to make holidays brighter for Asian American families (Read More)

Asian-Americans See More Hepatitis B (Read More)

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EVENTS .............................................

The Freer's fifteenth annual festival presents five new Iranian films and a special documentary program. Films are in Persian with English subtitles unless otherwise noted. The Iranian Film Festival runs from January 21 - February 27, 2011.

All films are playing at the Meyer Auditorium in the Freer Gallery. For more information about the schedules and films, visit the website HERE.

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Conference on "Technologies of Asian Migration: Media, Mobility, and Virtuality" Apr 21, 2011 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Confirmed speakers: Rhacel Parrenas, Aneesh Aneesh, Cara Wallis, Lisa Nakamura, Josephine Lee

The 21st century has seen a mass migration of workers leaving Asia to live and work in the U.S. and elsewhere. Increasingly, digital media are functioning as essential platforms for Asian and other types of migration. Communication technologies such as mobile phones, online banking and remittance services, video sharing services, digital games, and VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) services such as Skype help workers learn about work and keep in touch with families abroad. And as virtual world games such as World of Warcraft become more globally popular, these digital media become themselves a virtual workplace.

Migration from Asia to the US and return migration from the U.S. to Asia would not occur in the same way were it not for these new platforms and forms of mediation Increasingly, media such as film, television, and literature play an important role in encouraging Asian users to migrate or re-migrate by representing the pleasures, risks, and fears of re-location.

"Technologies of Asian Migration: Media, Mobility, and Virtuality" that will feature experts on the traffic in digital labor, domestic labor, media practices and texts between Asia and America. The technologies that enable this form of traffic and cultural exchange and disapora distributes Asian bodies and representations of Asia all around the world. Many of these technologies such as the Internet, digital games, old and new media, and cellphones are relatively new and understudied. This conference will examine the role that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) play in all forms of migration and re-migration between Asia and the Americas.

Conference website: http://www.technologiesofasianmigration2011.illinois.edu/ ...............

The Global Film Initiative's Global Lens program promotes cross-cultural understanding by bringing audiences an annual selection of compelling films from around the world. As part of the 2011 program, the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleriespresents two thoughtful and visually arresting films from Asia: DOOMON RIVER and THE WHITE MEADOWS.

All films are playing at the Meyer Auditorium in the Freer Gallery from January 15 - 23, 2011. For more information about the schedules and films, visit the website HERE. ............... ...............

My Mom is a FOB: Book Release Party Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Does your mom still make Peking duck instead of turkey on Thanksgiving, own a giant cleaver, or take twenty-four more napkins than she needs at Chipotle? Your mom may be a fob. What began in 2008 as a blog to post endearing and nosy texts and emails from Teresa and Serena Wu's mother has evolved into a collective archive of all our delightfully fobby mothers. Now collected in a book, we'll be kicking off My Mom is a FOB with food and booze and a healthy dose of irony. Location and ticketing info TBA ..............................

This is to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010 its notice inviting applications for designation as an AANAPISI. The deadline for transmittal of applications is January 31, 2011. All institutions interested in applying for a new FY 2011 AANAPISI grant must apply for eligibility designation in FY 2011. Any institution interested in applying for a grant under this program must first be designated as an eligible institution. For more information on this announcement, please visit: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2010-12-08/pdf/2010-30817.pdf We would appreciate your disseminating this announcement through your networks.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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