BIMONTHLY APR 04 2011

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ECAASU National Says

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The results of the new National Board are coming soon!

Congrats to the ECAASU 2012 Duke Conference Board!

Conference Directors: Derek Mong, Cong Ding Programming Chair: Kristen Lee Logistics Chair: Jenny Wang Entertainment Chair: Remi Sun, Helen Zou

Finance Chair: David Hu Marketing Chair: Nina Kuo

http://conference.ecaasu.org

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NEWS & ISSUES

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UCLA AASC: 2011 Statistical Portrait of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders (Read More)

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, as an official U.S. Census Information Center (as a co-partner with National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development), is pleased to provide this 2011 statistical portrait of the Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations produced by the US Census Bureau for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which will take place in May, 2011. The portrait provides current census data, population projections, and internet links that should be useful for research, planning, writing and general educational purposes.

Dai Vinh receives Bronze Star after 40 years (Read More)

Comcast brings Asian-American programming to US (Read More)

George Willy Named to Board of Directors of Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) (Read More)

Obama Administration Holds Anti-Bullying Conference

The Obama administration recently held a major anti-bullying conference to call attention to ways that schools and communities can combat bullying. (Read More)

San Bruno Avenue's ethnic challenges (Read More)

The forgotten history of the Filipino laborers who worked with Cesar Chavez (Read More)

Wesley Hsu, New President of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (Read More)

The University of Florida is raising awareness for Japan (Read More)

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EVENTS

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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 TONIGHT!

www.ocanational.org.

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Pursuit Conference at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – All Students Welcome!

Learn about critical issues facing us at the university, local, national and international level from prominent speakers and organizations, such as University of Virginia deans and professors, U.Va CIO's, local activists and national non-profit organizations.

Join the PURSUIT Conference and prominent leaders on April 9th, 2010 at the University of Virginia to discuss social issues and how we, as leaders, can change them! FREE LUNCH will be provided! Registration is FREE and starts on this week. Register early to guarantee your spot and top choice workshop! Visit our website for more information: (Website)

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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Announces 180 Outstanding Films 

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 8. (Get Tickets!)

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Mark your calendars! Duke Asian Students Association is proud to be sponsoring TAASCON, the Triangle-Area Asian American Student Conference to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011!

TAASCON is an opportunity for student leaders to engage with Asian/Asian American issues through a daylong series of interactive, challenging workshops. We challenge you to take the first steps towards redefining your reality as an Asian American. At TAASCON, we put all the issues on the table as we try to redefine what being Asian American in the 21st Century means to us.

At TAASCON, you can look forward to insightful keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, an elegant closing gala banquet, networking sessions/mixers, lots of free food, and a fantastic after-party! TAASCON will feature reality TV show Survivor winner and one of People magazine's sexiest men alive, Yul Kwon (http://yulkwon.net/).  Other scheduled keynotes include Calvin Sun, award winning filmmaker and MTV panelist, and Jennifer Ho, UNC Professor and Asian American Scholar.

Focus issues will include Asian American professional development, media and film portrayals, how to combat stereotypes, mental health issues, civil rights, and much more!

SPACES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. Please register today at http://www.TAASCON.com. Be sure to check back for updates as our conference line-up is finalized.

For any other questions, please feel free to contact registration and outreach chair Nina Kuo at nina@taascon.com.

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Campus Progress suggested Fairs and Conferences

Mount Pleasant, MI Improving Global and Local Health Care Disparities: A Collaboration Across Disciplines More Info >> \

04/05 Ann Arbor, MI Freedom Riders: Yesterday and Today More Info >>

04/07 Chapel Hill, NC 'The Power of Happiness:' Featuring Patch Adams More Info >>

04/15-04/16 Washington, D.C. Career & Organizational Fair at Power Shift 2011 More Info >>

04/15-04/18 Washington, D.C. Art Fair at Power Shift 2011 More Info >>

05/06-05/07 Chicago, IL Remixing the Art of Social Change: Chicago’s Inaugural Hip-Hop Teach-In More Info >>

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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:

  • 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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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. (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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The 2011 AAAS Conference schedule is now available for viewing. (Website) If you have questions regarding the schedule as it is, please contact the conference co-chairs directly, Jennifer Ho, jho@email.unc.edu and Floyd Cheung, FCHEUNG@smith.edu. The conference pre-registration deadline have been extended to 11:59 pm CST on April 7, 2011.

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SURVEY

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AAJC Student Questionnaire due by April 15, 2011 (Survey)

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JOBS .............................................

Listings attached

1. CAA seeks a seasoned manager and leader with a passion and proven talent for developing strong organizational capacity to achieve mission impact.

The Associate Director is an innovator, implementer, thought partner, and mentor. They will join a visionary, supportive, values and results oriented team to advance the next level of organization development for CAA’s local grassroots efforts and for its broader API progressive movement building.

2. The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a part-time Non Senate Faculty position with primary responsibility in teaching an upper division interdisciplinary course in Asian American Studies for academic year 2011-12.  

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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.

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