[] ECAASU [] Mid-February Digest

Hey all,

How excited is everyone for the ECAASU Conference at Duke University? It is about 2 weeks away! Prepare yourselves for this enlightening and fun weekend and be ready to meet people from all across the country.

Also, this is the LAST CALL for nominations for ECAASU's Trailblazer Award. This $500 scholarship award is being sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the Asian Pacific Islander American Institute for Congressional Studies (APIACS) and the Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut (APAC). This is your LAST WEEK to nominate a student whom you think has paved the way and blazed trails for activism and advocacy in the APA community. Voting will begin 2/17! To nominate a student or for more information, please visit http://www.ecaasu.org/site/trailblazeraward/. 
Your ECAASU Family Announcements: 1. ECAASU Trailblazer Award: LAST CALL for Nominations
2. Bid for ECAASU 2013 3. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors


4. [NYC] NYU Chinese Student Society: DYNAMICSS 5. [NYC] Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching 6. National CLAS Standards Conference Call 7. Asian American Writers Workshop: Call for Nonfiction Fellows


1) 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 for 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 $500 scholarship 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.

A special thank you to the sponsors of this award:

2) Bid for ECAASU 2013 Conference

If you haven't considered it already, you still have time. Bids are still being accepted for the ECAASU 2013 Conference. On behalf of the ECAASU Board of Directors, we are calling for a group of students to step up and lead next year's conference.  Please contact June Kao at june.kao@ecaasu.org to bid for ECAASU 2013.

3) ECAASU Campus Ambassador

The ambassador position has been created to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders and give students the opportunity for to step up and be active community members in the East Coast region. In a way, a campus ambassador is very similar to an individual in publicity in that we hope the ambassador will help us spread the news about ECAASU events (Fall Campus Tour and Spring Conference, etc.) and announcements to your campus community. If you would like to join the program and/or work on new ideas for the program, check this out. This past week June asked the Campus Ambassadors "What's up?," and she wants to hear from you too: What's an issue you care about? And have you found a way to address it on your campus? If not what's stopping you? (and it doesn't have to be entirely ASIAN AMERICAN-related!). Email June at june.kao@ecaasu.org.

4) NYU Chinese Student Society: Dynamicss

Deadline: February 10, 2012 for entering the show. All submissions are due February 17.  NYU Chinese Student Society is looking for submissions in dance, video, songwriting, and fashion design for their new spring show entitled DYNAMICSS. DYNAMICSS is a benefit show that aims to showcase Asian culture with student competitions and performances that center upon the theme of inspiration and progression. With a larger emphasis on student involvement, they hope to create a student production catered not only for their members but also for the community as well! To be a part of the production and share your artistic vision, send an email tonyu.dynamicss@gmail.com.

For more information, check out their facebook page and facebook event. 

5) Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching Date: July 9-28, 2012 Deadline: March 1, 2012Asian/Pacific/American Institute (A/P/A Institute) at NYU will be hosting the upcoming 2012 NEH Summer Institute entitled "Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching." Participants will understand the pivotal developments and critical issues in Asian American art history and visual cultural studies and will be given access to specialized archives that will enhance their research and teaching in the humanities.If you are a college teacher, museum educator, independent scholar, or graduate student, click here to learn more about the application process.

6) National CLAS Standards Conference Call

Date: February 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST WHIAAPI and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a conference call to discuss HHS’ recent revisions to the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (National CLAS Standards).  This discussion will illustrate how the CLAS Standards can be used as a road map for introducing and implementing the concepts and strategies related to cultural and linguistic competence.  Please call                        800-369-3192             (Passcode: 5668338) to join the call.  To receive presentation slides prior to the call, please RSVP to WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov by 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, February 8 with your name, title, organization, and email.

7) Asian American Writers Workshop: Call for Nonfiction Fellows Deadline: February 17, 2012
Open City: Mapping Urban Asian America, a new online magazine on Asian American news and culture in New York, is hiring creative nonfiction fellows to produce content on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The new magazine will offer smart takes on Asian American (particularly immigrant) culture as it's lived in New York right now. Imagine stories on: the proliferation of x-rated video stories in Sunset Park, migratory patterns of Little Pakistani residents, karaoke bar culture, gentrification in Chinatown, or how Korean taco trucks define ethnic borders and space. For more information on how to apply, click here and contact editor Kai Ma at kma@aaww.org.

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