New 2022 Grant Programs

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Civic Leadership USA in civic leadership development and coalition building among AAPIs and beyond. With diligent and thoughtful assistance from our Strategic Development Consultant, Julian Munoz, and our committed National Task Force Planning Committee, we have discussed and listened to many #AAPI organization leaders in developing a more relevant and comprehensive #grants guideline. The Request for Proposal (#RFP) of 2022 and appendix are truly a labor of love and teamwork. Together we can turn the tide.

For more details about RFP, check here.

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Celebrate Filipino American History Month at The White House

The virtual event features a panel with Air Force Undersecretary Gina Ortiz Jones and Erika Moritsugu, a panel with #filipinoamerican Biden-Harris appointees, a panel with representatives from community organizations, and our very own National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) National Chair Brendan Flores as one of the speakers.
October 28th, 2021 | 4:00-5:30pm (ET)
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Understanding the “Inconvenient Minority:” The Sociology of Asian American

Understanding the “Inconvenient Minority:” The Sociology of Asian American
Utilizing a perspective that is based on social science rather than fashionable political rhetoric such as the “Model Minority Myth,” this lecture will provide a broad overview of the history, sociology of Asian Americans. Details:
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021 @8 pm (EASTERN)
Speaker: Arthur Sakamoto, Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University
Moderator: Yu Xie: Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
The seminar is organized by the Asian American Scholar Forum
Co-hosted by:
Californian for Equal Rights
New England Chinese American Alliance
Ohio Chinese American Association
San Diego Chinese American for Equality
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ERIKA MORITSUGU, DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND AA/NHPI SENIOR LIAISON: Anti-Asian Hate and the Economic Challenges affecting our China towns

On September 25, 2021 from 3 pm-5 pm PST, Erika Moritsugu — President Biden’s Deputy Assistant and Asian-American/Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AA/NHPI) Senior Liaison and the highest-ranking AA/NHPI member of President Biden’s staff — will engage in a conversation with the panelists below. Let’s work together to stop anti-Asian hate. The White House is listening.

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More AAPI webinars on September 24-25:


Opening Remarks by Assemblyman David Chiu


• Erika Moritsugu: Deputy Assistant to President Biden and Asian-American/Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Senior Liaison

• Nancy Tung (Moderator): Community Advocate

• Carl Chan: President of Oakland Chinatown’s Chamber of Commerce

• George Q. Chen: Founder/Chairman of restaurant China Live

• Cynthia Choi: Co-Director Chinese for Affirmative Action

• Anni Chung: Executive Director of Self-Help for the Elderly

• Lily Mei: Mayor of Fremont

• Daniel Wu: Actor

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Reflection to Innovation: AAPI Activism in the Face of Rising Racism

This 2021 summit features panel sharing initiatives and includes an opportunity for community dialog.

Community leaders, public officials, activists, volunteers, and students are encouraged to participate in Silicon Valley’s 3rd annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Civic Leadership Summit.





Your Voice is Your Vote

Please join us on Tuesday, July 20th from 4 pm to 6:00 pm (PST), the 3rd Silicon Valley Civic Leadership Forum – Your Voice is Your Vote.
Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer; Mike Honda, former Congressman; Greg Tanaka, Palo Alto City Councilmember; Sandy Chau, Joel Wong, Anthony C. Ng, Sato Bon, Keith Koo, and other #AAPI leaders will be the speakers.
There will be two panels:
1. How to Let Your #Voice be Heard
2. Making Every #AAPI Vote Count
We will discuss What are the barriers to #AAPI unity? Ways to make #AAPI votes more effective. Q&A will be followed each discussion, Please do come and share your input.
Please also promote this great event to your group and invite your friends to attend.
This event will be on Zoom and Clubhouse.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 from 4 p.m (PST)
Join Zoom Meeting from the following link or use meeting ID
Meeting ID: 834 6428 6646
Join the Clubhouse from the following link:

2021 Congressional Celebration

Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA) invites you to the 2021 Congressional Celebration that will be hosted by one of our partners, Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), upcoming Tuesday, June 29th.
Please RSVP today for the 2021 Congressional Celebration featuring Asian American & Pacific Islander members of Congress:
Every year, Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) brings together #AAPI interns to hear from the leadership of #AAPI members of the U.S. Congress. Join this virtual free virtual event to hear their stories and get inspiration on how you can also develop a life as a public servant.

Thank you to Comcast for serving as our sponsor every year.
Co-hosted by: Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote, Washington Leadership Program, OCA -APA Advocates, Council of Korean Americans, APIs Mobilize, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Public Affairs, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Affairs, Civil Leadership USA, & Conference on Asian Pacific American Advocates.

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Rebuilding the Chinese American Moments of 150 Years Ago

During the fifth week of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Webinar Series in May 2021, a webinar titled “Rebuilding the Chinese American Moments of 150 Years Ago” will be offered. Attend the May 29th webinar and hear the artist talk about the inspiration for the Transcontinental Railroad project.

Date & Time : May 29th, 2021 from 8-9 pm (ET)/5-6 pm (PT)

Topic: Rebuilding the Chinese American Moments of 150 Years Ago

Speakers: Ju Li and Qiang Fang

The series of webinars are organized by:
Association of Chinese American for Social Justice (ACASJ)
National Council for Chinese Americans (NCCA)

We Rise Together: Stopping Anti-Asian Hate

The rise in anti-Asian hate and violence is horrific and unacceptable. Each day another incident devastates America. How can we come together to create real change?

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2021, 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Registration at
Moderator: Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, ADL
Ambassador Gary Locke, Chairman-Elect, Committee of 100
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
The Honorable Alex Padilla, United States Senator, California
The Honorable Grace Meng, United States Representative, New York