BIMONTHLY NOV 30 2010

B I M O N T H L Y30 November 2010 11.30.10 ............................................. ECAASU National Says .............................................

Dear ECAASU members,

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

http://www.ecaasu2011.org/

Megabus is offering tickets from $1 from NYC to Amherst & Boston PURCHASE your tickets now* *Ticket prices subject to change

If heading to Boston via bus, take Peter Pan or other bus line to Amherst

Plus…

*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 .............................................

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDY

INTERNSHIP

Know of any? E-mail me!

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

FYP-DC Presents the 6th Annual Holiday Party! Location: Party Room at Eclipse Condos | 3650 S Glebe Road 7th floor, Arlington, Virginia 22202 When: Saturday, December 11, 1:00PM to 3:00PM It is the season to be around friends and to celebrate another great year! We'll present next year's plan, eat, exchange presents and much more! Bring: Yourself and Friends - please RSVP on Facebook or to fypdc@yahoo.com. We will need a list to give the concierge. Cost: Either Bring a Side Dish, Dessert or Donate $5. Please let us know what you're bringing FYP-DC will be supplying the Entrees and Rice! GIFTS: Everyone please bring a unisex present between $8-15 for the gift exchange 2011 FYP-DC Member Drive: Bring $10 to pay FYP-DC 2011 dues ...............

In cooperation with the Philippine Embassy: Paskong Pinoy Location: Edward J Pryzbyla University Center, The Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064 When: Sunday December 5, 5:00PM – 8:00PM Come enjoy Philippine Christmas Carols for a Christmas Celebration of Unity and Compassion. This event is free and Metro accessible at the Brookland-CUA stop on the red line. ...............

In cooperation with NAAP-DC: Annual Joint Networking Mixer and Toy Drive/Fundraiser Location: Sweet Spot Lounge 1140 19th St NW Washington, DC When: Thursday, December 9, 6:00PM to 9:00PM With less than two months away till Christmas, several of the Asian Pacific American groups are working together to collect toys for those children who are in need. There will be raffles, free drink with donation, snacks, and fun Bring: An unwrapped Toy or $10 donation and be ready to network with over 9 organizations - CAPAL - Filipino Young Professionals - Sejong Society of DC - Kollaboration DC - Asia Heritage Foundation - GWU Pan Asian Alumni Association - National Association of Asian American Professionals of DC - Young Professionals In Cooperation of United Nations Association MORE GROUPS TO COME!! We want to make a monumental impact for the youth this season despite the economy and harsh news in the world. ...............

SAALT Gala Monday, December 6, 2010

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Cue Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues, Ground floor.) Tickets: $100 online until December 5th; $125 at the door Includes appetizers and wine

www.saalt.org.

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

Asian American National Seniors Top NAEP Math … AND Reading in 2010 (Read More)

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing (Read More)

Nerve Tissue Cancer More Often Fatal for Non-White Kids (Read More)

After a lifetime of devoted mentorship, Ted Yamamura is not done inspiring yet (Read More)

Gonzalo, Monty and Darren Manibog: A Legacy of Service (Read More)

Like the Bible, Hindu text being put in Houston hotels (Read More)

Small Las Vegas newspaper wins appeal tied to defamation suit (Read More)

Treating depressed Chinese immigrants (Read More)

Indian-American convenience stores, Coca-Cola against soft drink tax (Read More)

Why 'Outsourced' Hasn't Raised More of an Outcry (Read More)

Fil-Am school to receive National Blue Ribbon Award (Read More)

California gets 1st Asian-American as attorney general (Read More)

Henry Yu: Macleans offers a nonapology for writing a nonstory called "Too Asian?" (Read More)

2010 MAMA Spot featuring Far*East Movement (Read More)

Asian American Groups Applaud California Supreme Court Decision (Read More)

Parent Leadership Project Seeking Bilingual Asian Pacific American Parents (Read More)

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QUIRKY .............................................

Hyphen TV: Roundup (Read More)

CoLours TV plans new shows (Read More)

Andy Rooney Wants to Be Asian, Live to 100 (Read More)

Cinemanila features 9 new int’l films (Read More)

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CONTACT US .............................................

LINKS WE RECOMMEND

http://www.advancingjustice.org/

naaapny.org

http://www.richkiamco.com/

http://www.bobbyscott.house.gov/

http://aaww.org/

http://www.saalt.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 to Lorenzo Paglinawan, communications@ecaasu.org.