NAAPAC e-Newsletter No. 2021-09-02
- FW: 2021 NCLF news release with teaser and sponsorship package
- FW: NCAPA Calls on Federal Agencies Responding to Hurricane Ida to Ensure Access for Impacted Immigrant Communities
- FW: Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Education
- FW: AAUC Podcast #8 : The Asian American Identity
From: SK Lo; AAUC President, Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC)
Subject: 2021 NCLF news release with teaser and sponsorship package
Linked are the first news release (also copied below) with the imbedded teaser and sponsorship package for the upcoming National Civic Leadership Forum (2021NCLF) in September.
The following are the links for the teasers, the first one has the 2020 NCLF footage; the second has the welcome message.
Please help us promote this among your organizations and network.
We need your help with recruiting sponsors for the event as well. Please contact me if you have any other needs.
P.S. You may also find the event posted on the CLUSA’s Facebook page. Click HERE to see the posting!
P.P.S. Registration link will be ready in a few days and you will be notified ASAP.
From: National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
Subject: NCAPA Calls on Federal Agencies Responding to Hurricane Ida to Ensure Access for Impacted Immigrant Communities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on August 30th, 2021
CONTACT: Emma Shainwald, email@example.com
NCAPA Calls on Federal Agencies Responding to Hurricane Ida
to Ensure Access for Impacted Immigrant Communities
Washington, DC—The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) issued the following statement in the wake of Hurricane Ida, making landfall and causing widespread destruction along the Gulf Coast.
As our country continues to grapple with the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida, we thank all of the first responders and government agencies who are leading the efforts to protect and begin the process of recovery.
As the recovery efforts begin in earnest, we call for impacted Asian American, Pacific Islander and immigrant communities to be actively engaged and provided in-language resources to support their recovery from this natural disaster. Language access must be a priority for all relevant agencies, especially the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). Additionally, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and other mobile service providers should be located where they can be accessed by these impacted communities.
While we have been encouraged by the Biden Administration’s commitment to equity, past administration disaster recovery efforts have failed to adequately include vulnerable communities. We understand that responding to these circumstances requires coordination across federal, state and local governments, including Members of Congress and local leaders.
We recognize the importance of expediency; however, if Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill serve as examples, language and equitable access is critical and must not be ignored.
From: Juanita L. Wehrle-Einhorn
Subject: Fwd: INSIGHT Into Diversity | Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Education
INSIGHT Into Diversity presents a webinar focused on the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across higher education.
As most colleges reopen this fall, campus leadership needs to be prepared to confront potential acts of hate and violence against the AAPI community, including students and employees. AAPI people have commonly been named “the model minority” in the United States, a persistent myth that alienates them from other communities of color and beyond. Our panelists will share strategies for addressing racism towards the AAPI community as we have all witnessed across the country in recent months.
In addition, AAPI people remain underrepresented in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities, according to the American Council on Education. Our panelists include AAPI professionals whose careers have taken them to top positions in higher education. They will discuss the role that current leaders can play in supporting institutional practices and policies that can increase AAPI achievement and promotion.
Join us for a free webinar Monday, September 20th at 1:00 EST
We encourage you to send questions for our panelists beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the button below to register for this event.
We will also be streaming the webinar live on our Facebook page.
Be sure to like and follow us to receive a notification when the livestream starts.
Holly Mendelson, Co-publisher, INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
Lindsay Dhanani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Ohio University
Christa Grant, MS.Ed
Assistant Dean of Intercultural Affairs/Chief Diversity Officer for Student Affairs/Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Union College New York
Program Director, University of North Texas
Gigi Secuban, PhD
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio University, Editorial Board member of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
From: AAUC – DR. S. K. Lo
Subject: AAUC Podcast #8: The Asian American Identity
Building Our Collective American Dream
The Asian American Unity Coalition is proud to introduce a new Podcast series titled “The Asian Americans Identity”, our eighth episode launched on Sunday, Aug 26 with the featured speaker: Prof. Frank Wu, President of Queens College, New York City and renowned legal scholar and author.
(All AAUC podcasts will air at 8 pm ET on the last Sunday of each month. To listen, please go to our website at: asamunitycoalition.org and click on Podcast!)
Welcome to AAUC Podcast “Building our Collective American Dream” episode 8: “The Asian American Identity”.
Who are Asian Americans and how does it become the fastest growing minority in the U.S.?
What history did we not know about this group?
How can Asian Americans make a difference in the us?