BIMONTHLY MAR 10 2011

Thank you for attending the ECAASU 2011 Conference and to those who filled out the ECAASU Survey. ECAASU will present the results and announce the winners of our raffle in about a week. We would like to take some time to read the results; we also need some time to validate the results for spam, duplicates, etc. Your input is greatly appreciated, and we will take your input into serious consideration when planning for ECAASU 2012 at Duke and beyond.

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NEWS & ISSUES

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New director puts his mark on S.F. Asian film fest

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Hundreds celebrate Hawaii sports icon

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Bok Kai: History, diversity of Y-S on parade

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APAMSA Student Group Hosts Conference, Draws Attention to Asian-American Health Disparities(Read More)

Paperback: US: The rag trade - Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu writes that Asian-American fashion designers are adept at knowing that concealing parts of the body can be just as suggestive as revealing them

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Focus on education boosts Asian businesses

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Asian Americans Weigh In on Body Image Issues

Some health professionals say eating disorders and body images issues affect people across cultural, ethnic and socio-economic boundaries.

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What Did Asian American Resistance Look Like in the 1970’s?

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Why are Asian Americans, and Filipino Americans in particular, last in corporate America?

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Online Extra: Political Notes: Gay Republican [Asian American] to seek congressional seat

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Advocate Speaks Out for Minority Rights

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EVENTS

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FIND, Inc. 2011 Spring Conference: Aksyon For more information about registration dates/deadline, payment methods, or all other things Aksyon related, visit www.findinc.org/conference2011

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SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival // San Jose weekend 3.18-20

Friday, Mar 18 7:00p

The Center for Asian American Media presents the 29th San Francisco Int'l Asian American Film Fest. Catch 100 new Asian & Asian American films!

This year, SFIAAFF celebrates 10 years in San Jose with an opening night film that can match its momentous nature. UPAJ delivers in its exhilarating portrait of the beauty and constant rejuvenation of dance as it follows two unlikely collaborators - an Indian Kathak master and a young tap dancer - united to create a new kind of performance.

Event Website

Is it us, or did January and February just fly by? Believe it or not, the 27th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is just 8 weeks away, and we're working our butts off here to give you the best fest experience of your life. Want all the latest? Follow our Twitter and "like" us on Facebook, and you'll be the first to find out what we're screening for Opening Night, where the hot after-parties are happening, and how to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

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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 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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Washington DC – OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, is pleased to announce that it is accepting 2011 applications for the OCA-AXA Achievement, OCA-UPS Gold Mountain, and OCA-Verizon College scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $2,000 and is nonrenewable. Applications for all scholarships are due by April 4, 2011.

www.ocanational.org.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2 p.m.

Nikkei Overseas (double-feature)

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (Japanese American National Museum)

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

111 No. Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

OVERSTAY

(1998) color, 73 mins., documentary

Dir.: Ann Kanekn

An intimate exploration of migrant workers seeking a better life iN Japan, OVERSTAY is that rare documentary that seamlessly combines personal narrative and social commentary. Leaving families, friends, and cultural identity behind, six young people share their unique stories: three men escape familial responsibilities in Pakistan for the opportunity to reinvent themselves; a young Peruvian flees tradition in search of her independence; an Iranian turns discrimination he encounters into passionate activism; and a Filipina woman is seduced by the promise of easy money, only to find herself demeaned as a hostess.

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South Asian Summit 2011

April 1-4 | Washington, DC | Register Today

South Asian Summit is a national conference to raise issues concerning South Asian communities, and collectively strategize for solutions and future collaborations.

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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

"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: More Info

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Counter Cultures: The Space and Place of the Chinese Shop July 24-26, 2011 Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Hosted at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, this conference aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to investigate how the space and place of the Chinese shop (broadly defined) has been conceived of and experienced for overseas Chinese. In particular, it seeks to explore the transformative socio-cultural, economic and political processes that create the space and place of the Chinese shop both within Chinese diasporic communities and in terms of encounters between the Chinese and their host societies. We encourage panels and papers with diverse disciplinary approaches to this theme, including those that consider the Chinese shop within transnational, hemispheric and/or comparative contexts.
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CONTACT US

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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.

Sincerely,

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