Asian American Social Movements: A Workshop with Professor May Fu

AASM May Fu Flyer
Asian American Social Movements: A Workshop with Professor May Fu
When: Monday, May 13, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Alliance San Diego, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Hosted by NAPAWF San Diego Chapter in Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

May C. Fu, Ph. D, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego. Her research examines Asian American community organizing during the 1960s and 1970s and explores the panethnic, interracial, and international affiliations that shaped Asan American radicalism.
She teachers classes on the comparative histories of racialized groups, womyn of color feminisms, race and social movements, and Asian American radicalism. She has worked with grassroots organizations around transformative justice, community accountability, educational justice, and womyn and transfolks of color against violence. 
For more info or to RSVP, please contact

Asian Pacific Islander Contigent – May 1st Mobilization

May 1st March & Rally
May 1st March & Rally

Anakbayan San Diego, APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance), NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum), and other groups will be marching in this years San Diego International Workers’ Day mobilization as an API contingent.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
• 2:00 PM Opening Rally at the Civic Center, 3rd & B Street
• 3:30 PM March
• 5:00 PM Closing Rally at Chicano Park, 1981 Logan Avenue

For more information, visit the SD May 1st Event Page here.

Immigration Reform and YOU: AAPI Immigrant Rights Community Forum

April 24, 2013

Contact: Paul Valen
(619) 328-7456

San Diego Asian American Pacific Islander Community and Labor Members United to HostForum on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The San Diego chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), the nation’s first and only organization for Asian Pacific American union members and allies, along with the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW), Filipino Migrant Center, the San Diego chapters of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and 1Love Movement host “Immigration Reform and You: AAPI Immigrant Rights Community Forum”.

Highlighting testimonies from community members, the forum will focus on how immigration reform impacts the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), the fastest growing population in the U.S. Speakers will share and address roadmap to citizenship, worker’s rights, deportation and immigrant women and children. Elected officials including Mayor Bob Filner are invited to hear directly from and respond to constituents.

Gregory A. Cendana, APALA Executive Director
Monica Thammarath, NEA & APALA National Executive Board
Trinh Le, NAPAWF San Diego chapter
Diorella Gatchalian, DREAM student at San Diego State University
Sophat Hang, 1Love Movement San Diego chapter
Alex Montances, Filipino Migrant Center

Moderated by Johanna Puno Hester, APALA National President
Welcome remarks by Quynh Nguyen, NAPAWF San Diego chapter advisory board member
Closing remarks by Nicanora Montenegro, APALA San Diego Chapter President

Thursday, April 25th 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Sons of Guam Sons & Daughters of Guam Club
334 Willie James Jones Ave, San Diego, California 92102

WHY: AAPIs are stakeholders in immigration reform. Currently, of the 11 million aspiring citizens, over one million are AAPIs living in the shadows. Thousands of Southeast Asian refugees have been negatively impacted by unfair deportations after the enactment of 1996 reform laws. Family unity is among the top priorities for AAPIs – 2 million are waiting on family backlogs and as long as 20 years.

Job Posting: Artistic Assistant

Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company: Artistic Assistant

The Artistic Assistant will work closely with the Executive Artistic Director to operationalize the artistic work of the Company, from Consensus Organizing, to Education to Production. This is a good opportunity to work alongside the leader of this highly-respected nonprofit theater company and gain exposure and experience in the scope of work required to run a theater company.

Read full job description here.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Seema Sueko, Executive Artistic Director, at

Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company is a community-focused, socially-conscious, Equity theater company, recognized by the American Theatre Wing, the creators of the Tony Awards®, as one of the most promising emerging theater companies in the nation through their National Theatre Company grant. Mo`olelo means story in Hawaiian.To learn more, visit

Job Posting: Communications Coordinator

Jamie Ortiz Communications: Communications Coordinator

Jamie Ortiz Communications empowers nice companies to tell their stories. With a strong commitment to water quality, environmental justice, bicycling and local business, we believe in supporting our neighbors and improving our world for the good of the whole.

We’re looking for a communications, public relations or marketing coordinator with one to two years of experience to help us implement full communications strategies, social media and public relations. The right candidate will possess a natural love of the environment and equality for humankind and will have an interest in or understanding of policy.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to

No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.

SD Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest

SD Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest

NAPAWF San Diego is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest!

Designs must incorporate:
  • “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Form San Diego Chapter”,
  • the NAPAWF logo,
  • and a use of deep red, black, and white only.

Deadline for Submissions: April 23

Submit 300dpi JPG or PDF files to The winning design will be chosen by our Facebook community friends. See our Facebook event here!Winner will receive a free pair of tickets (over a $40 value) to the play Extraordinary Chambers at Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company on June 13!