[] ECAASU [] Fall Back - Digest

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Hey all,

Once again, another successful mixer at the University of Connecticut, despite the unexpected snow last weekend. Next up, look forward to the mixer at Atlanta, Georgia hosted by Georgia Tech’s Asian American Student Union and ECAASU. Your ECAASU Family -------------------------------------------- NOVEMBER DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS:

Announcements: 1. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors 2. ECAASU Trailblazer Award, Nominations Needed; Third Finalist Announced! 3. ECAASU Campus Mixer Coming to a City Near You!

Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Events, etc. 4. [DC] Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 5. [NYC] Asian American Theatre Alliance at NYU is hosting it's Sunday Cafe: Talent Showcase 6. [Atlanta] Pepper Talks Series 2011 7. [NYC] National Association of Asian American Professionals 2012 -------------------------------------------- 1) ECAASU Campus Ambassador The ambassador position is to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders. At the same time, the program is an opportunity for people to step up and be an active community member in the East Coast region. In a way, it is very similar to a publicity position, in which we hope the ambassador will help us spread the news about ECAASU events (Fall Campus Tour and Spring Conference) and etc. to your campus community. If you would like to join the program and/or work on new ideas for the program, check this out.

2) ECAASU Trailblazer Award: Do you know a student who is paving the way for activism and advocacy in the Asian Pacific American community? The ECAASU National Board is soliciting nominations of students who  inspire, educate and empower those interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander American issues. As a new initiative to honor those who whose work fits with our mission and goals, ECAASU has created the ECAASU Trailblazer Award to recognize those students who have significantly impacted his or her community. Every two weeks leading up to the ECAASU 2012 Student Conference at Duke University, a Trailblazer Award nominee will be chosen by the ECAASU National Board as a finalist. At the ECAASU 2012 Conference, all the finalists will be recognized at a reception and the winner for ECAASU's Trailblazer Award will be chosen. The winner of the Trailblazer Award will be recognized at the reception and win a scholarship of an amount to be determined to further his or her education or career aspirations. Our third trailblazer is Andrew Yeh. His bio will be posted up on http://www.ecaasu.org/site/ecaasu-trail-blazer-award-finalists/ soon.

Students must be nominated by their peers, co-workers or supervisors. For more information or to nominate a student, click here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Fink, Advocacy Coordinator at nicole.fink@ecaasu.org.

3) ECAASU Campus Mixer Coming to a City Near You! Our first mixer of the year in NYC was a great success. Come join ECAASU and fellow student activists at our next stop at Georgia Tech in Atlanta! There is one destination left: Philly. If you are a student activist, love to meet new people, want to collaborate with others from your community this is the event for you! For more information check out our website, facebook site, and registration form.

4) Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Date: March 30-April 1, 2012 at George Washington University Deadline to apply: January 16th. Students admitted on rolling basis. Space is limited so apply today. Apply Now

The application to attend the 2012 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), hosted by President Clinton is now available on-line! President Clinton will host the meeting at the George Washington University from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st, 2012.

CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.  Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. CGI U is proof that young people have the power to make a significant impact by confronting some of the world's most urgent challenges.

5)  Asian American Theatre Alliance at NYU is hosting it's Sunday Cafe: Talent Showcase Date: December 4th, 2011 at 4pm-6pm

AATA is all about promoting Asians and Asian Americans in the entertainment industry in America. They feel that Asians are widely type casted or have very little presence in the entertainment scene. They're hosting this talent showcase in order to demonstrate just how much amazing talent Asians and Asian Americans have.

AATA Sunday Cafe: Talent Showcase, which will take place this year December 4, 2011 from 4-6, is a creative talent showcase for presenting and giving exposure to the wide range of creative and artistic abilities of students at NYU in an effort to support the dynamic and multi-faceted presence of the Asian American community in the performing arts and entertainment. ALL students are welcome to participate!

6) Pepper Talks Series 2011 Series 6: Re-Collecting our GAAPICC Years' Stories & "Asian-American" Through the Lens of an Asian-American Adoptee  Date: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm What: Celebrate with GAAPICC our 6th Anniversary! Great food and networking with wonderful leaders and advocates of the community. Learn more about GAAPICC. We also have special guests to discuss what it means to be an "Asian-American". Learn about the captivating perspective of an adoptee on racial identity, self identity, and etc. WHERE: Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) 3510 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341 Off of Buford Hwy & Shallowford Rd (BP Gas Station) Click Here for MAP     WHY:   Racial identity from a unique perspective. Re-collect our history for movement building - Aiming for Justice. HOW: Click Here to RSVP

7) National Association of Asian American Professionals 2012 Date: Thursday, Nov. 17th at 7pm-9pm

10 Months til New York hosts the 30th Anniversary of NAAAP (NY is the founding chapter)/26th Annual Convention. This year's theme: "Leadership Never Sleeps" Come join them to meet members, volunteers, and sponsors to get the latest info as well as enjoy in the merriment!

Foodparc is located 6th Ave and 29th St. (close to PATH and PENN Station)

RSVP: naaapny@naaapny.org

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