[] ECAASU [] Mid-November Digest

Hey all, Hope midterm season is finally blowing over and you are all looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Your ECAASU Family -------------------------------------------- MID-NOVEMBER DIGEST HIGHLIGHTS:

Announcements: 1. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors 2. ECAASU Trailblazer Award, Nominations Needed; Fourth Finalist Announced! 3. ECAASU Advocacy Team: 50 Important Dates and Diabetes Factsheet

Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Events, etc. 4. [NYC] Engage 2012 National Summit 5. [NYC] Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Looking for Office Intern

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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 news about ECAASU events (Fall Campus Tour, Spring Conference, etc.) to your campus. 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. All finalists will be recognized at the ECAASU 2012 Conference reception where the winner of the Trailblazer Award will be chosen and recognized. The winner will win a scholarship of an amount to be determined to further his or her education or career aspirations. 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.

Our fourth trailblazer is Cynthia Gao. Her bio will be posted here soon.

3) 50 Important Dates and Diabetes Factsheet

The ECAASU Advocacy Team's completed 50 Important Dates in AAPI history and Diabetes Factsheets are up on the website! Be sure to check it out.
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4) Engage 2012 National Summit Date: December 8, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Kimmel Center at NYC

Engage 2012, hosted by Women of Color Policy Network, is a national summit of policy experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and key stakeholders working on issues related to immigration; racial equity; economic security; LGBTQ rights; and racial, reproductive, and environmental justice.  We will bring together a cross-section of leading national civil and human rights leaders to discuss what it will take to get the country back on track, the role of government and the Administration in rebuilding the national economy, and strategies to mobilize communities and reenergize voters.

The  event will be moderated by Sheryl Huggins Solomon, Managing Editor of The Root, and include Anika Rahman, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Voto Latino, Susan Herman, President of the ACLU, Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Professor Marc Lamont Hill, host of Our World with Black Enterprise Television, among others.

To RSVP, please click here.

5) Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Looking for Office Intern The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

Position Description:  APAICS offers unpaid internships throughout the year for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Interns must be located in the Washington DC area and may be able to receive school credit for their work. Application Process: Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Teerrina Gogue, Program and Communications Associate, at tgogue@apaics.org with the Subject Line: “APAICS Office Internship.” In the cover letter, please indicate the reason you are interested in working with APAICS, the type of work you would like to do, the time frame and approximate number of hours you can commit per week, the level of computer skills you possess, and any additional languages you speak. Your writing sample should be a one-page, double-spaced essay on one of the following topics: any Asian Pacific American in political office (current or former), a key issue facing the APA community, or a reflection on your own community involvement.

If you have any additional questions, please contact their office at             (202) 296-9200      . ____ If you would like to contribute to ECAASU’s biweekly digest by sending in news, events, or volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, please send this information to dianna.yau@ecaasu.org. Please include a title, brief summary (<250 words) and links, for inclusion into the newsletter. Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the newsletter; all submissions are screened before they are included.