ACTION | Enroll Before March 31st

As you know, we’re just a few weeks away from March 31st, which marks the end of the enrollment period for individuals to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

This is a big, big deal for the AAPI community (here’s why). We need your help to get the word out so we can raise awareness in the community and help community health organizations and health centers get members of our community enrolled.

You can get involved with our social media campaign by sharing:

  1.        our new infographics on AAPIs and the Affordable Care Act (click here and see attached)
  2.        a photo using hashtag #GetCovered (click here for instructions)
  3.        our 20 Reasons to Get Covered (click here)

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Fellowship Opportunity: The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing

“The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing” develops the leadership of a new generation of activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of working-class Asian immigrant communities.

During ten weeks of intensive training, ground work and reflection, Fellows will learn about and support struggles at their host sites, work to connect the larger API Movement across the country and build lasting relationships with peers, mentors and community members.

Host Sites:
Boston:  Chinese Progressive Association
Long Beach:  Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles:  Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
New York:  CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities
San Francisco:  Filipino Community Center and Chinese Progressive Association

This is an intensive full-time, volunteer program for the summer.  Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional and alternative funding sources (include campus work-study programs, scholarships and stipends).  All cost (including travel to host site cities and housing) will the responsibility of each Fellow.  A limited number of scholarships ranging from $500 – $2000 are available.”

If you are interested in working with some awesome API organizations over the summer. Refer to their website for more details and for the application: http://www.fellowshipforjustice.org/

Job Announcement: Dream Summer Coordinator

UCLA LABOR CENTER: Dream Summer Coordinator

Location: Downtown, Los Angeles UCLA Labor Center
Apply: http://www.labor.ucla.edu

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. 

General Description

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Essential Functions

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Job Summary:

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. The Dream Summer coordinator plans, coordinates, and implements the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Summer program, a national leadership development and internship program for immigrant youth. The coordinator is responsible for organization and student outreach; budgeting and oversight of related clerical/administrative details; developing curriculum and event planning for orientation and closing retreats; program facilitation, evaluation, and reporting.

The Dream Summer coordinator also conducts education and outreach to immigrant student networks nationwide through public speaking and social and traditional media, develops relationships with funders, and supports in the drafting of funding proposals and narrative reports for funders, partners, and stakeholders. The coordinator is part of the larger Dream Resource Center team, and supports where possible with the coordination and implementation of related activities. The position is based at the Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles, California.

Core Functions and Duties:

Research, Project Planning, and Implementation:

  • Research on immigrant student demographics and organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Implement and plan regular DRC research, leadership, education, and training workshops and conferences
  • Develop and present ideas for new programs based on consultation with constituency groups, research, and analysis of community needs
  • Plan and develop new programs, including determining subject matter content and need, in conjunction with planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, community leaders, organizers, and students.
  • Facilitate program planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, and partners.
  • Develop and participate in evaluation of the program, facilitators, and instructors;recommend changes to the program based on knowledge of participants and evaluation of previous programs.
  • Coordinate student internships and placements
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers, including delegating responsibility and evaluating performance.
  • Develop workshop and conference materials for reproduction and distribution.
  • Manage logistical aspects of project meetings, workshops, and conferences, including planning, event management, and contact/liaison for participants and planners.
  • Coordinate site logistics with UCLA Downtown Labor Center administrative staff, including room arrangement, set-up and audiovisual requirements
  • Develop project budgets; insure that projects remain within budgets

Public Outreach and Fund-raising:

  • Represent the DRC at workshops, conferences, classes, and events
  • Outreach to immigrant students and allies nationwide
  • Network nationally with organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Participate in public speaking on immigrant youth issues to students, faculty, community groups, and elected officials
  • Conduct traditional media outreach
  • Design and implement social media outreach and educational campaigns
  • Develop and coordinate plans for program promotion
  • Manage development and distribution of DRC outreach materials
  • Outreach to funders for DRC programs; function as liaison with funder contacts
  • Support the development of grant applications, letters of intent, concept papers, and narrative reports for funders.
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising efforts through individual donors and partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Proven systematic organizational skills to a) work independently with minimal supervision, b) determine workload priorities and tasks to complete work in a timely manner, and c) identify and resolve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact sensitively and to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, community members, workers, outside organization officials and staff from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative team working relationships with other staff, the university, and the community.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Public speaking skills and experience
  • Experience and skills in social media
  • Knowledge of and experience with immigrant youth issues
  • Knowledge of and experience with participatory education techniques. (Preferred)
  • Fluent bilingual English/Spanish skills, including oral interpretation and written translation. (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of and experience in administrative processes (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Application Information:

Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references via e-mail to: dreamresourcecenter@gmail.com. Please put “Dream Summer Coordinator” in the subject line.

National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect

National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect
Join thousands across the country to tell Congress: Just and fair immigration reform is necessary!

Communities demand immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, protects workers’ rights, promotes family unity, and stops the militarization of border communities.

Take a stand and march with your community…

March Route:

Begin: 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park
South on 6th Avenue
West on Broadway
North on India Street
West on Ash Street
North on Pacific Hwy until you reach the County Administration Building

The march is approximately 2.37 miles. Please bring plenty of water and sun protectant, as the temperature is expected to be in the low 80s.

There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of San Diegans there rallying for comprehensive immigration reform, and it’s a nationwide effort to put pressure on the House to act before the year ends.

Maricar is the point person for this event, and he will be carrying our banner. Please contact him if you are interested in attending.

Thank you!

Briefing: Opinions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Millenials on Reproductive Justice

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Briefing: Opinions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Millenials on Reproductive Justice

Please join Advocates for Youth, the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum for a webinar on the opinions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Millennials.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
4:00 PM EST/1:00 PM PST

Presenters: Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of NAPAWF, Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Vice President of Advocates for Youth

Do Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Millennials care about Reproductive Justice? Please join us in discussing opinion data gathered from AANHPI youth on reproductive justice issues, including opinions on choice and abortion coverage. Information presented will be from the National Asian American Survey and Advocates for Youth Millennials of Color research.

Please register for the webinar here.

APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

The convention will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 14-18, 2013.

APALA is pleased to host our inter-generational conference of Asian Pacific American workers and allies. This powerful convening continues the groundwork laid by our training programs including the Organizing Institute, our political program Every Vote Counts, and our series of successful immigrant rights hearings and forums across the country. We are building a path toward the future, linking generations of activists in support of working and middle class families. Register today at www.apalanet.org!

Sign up for APALA Membership now at www.apalanet.org to take part in regular registration at $275. It includes continental breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and banquet dinner Friday. Student/community registration for the conference is $50, and an additional $75 for the banquet dinner on Friday.

Confirmed Speakers: Senator Mazie Hirono (HI); Donald “D” Taylor, UNITE-HERE President; Laura Reyes, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer

Asian American Immigrant Insider Conference Call

Asian American Immigrant Insider Conference Call

Please join NAPAWF and fellow national AAPI organizations that have come together to create a coordinated Asian American immigration campaign through the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans to share information, coordinate events and amplify our community’s issues in the media.

Manar Waheed, Policy Director with the South Asian Americans Leading Together, will discuss the immigration debate in the Senate, the immigration enforcement aspects and answer any of your questions.

Join us for weekly Asian American Immigration Insider this Tuesday at 1:30pm EST/12:30pm CST/11:30am PST. RSVP today to receive the conference call information.

The Senate bill will have big impacts to our friends and families, so please join us. We will discuss ways for you to get involved and key messages to bring back to your community.

Thanks,

NAPAWF Team