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: shorturl.at/xyEFK

 

Opening Remarks by Assemblyman David Chiu

Panelists:

• 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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Erika Moritsugu, deputy assistant to the president and AA/NHPI senior liaison: Challenges and opportunities facing Asian Americans

Erika Moritsugu was appointed in April by President Biden to serve as deputy assistant to the president and AA/NHPI senior liaison. She engages with AA and NHPI communities and leaders on issues such as advancing safety, justice, inclusion, and opportunity through a whole-of-government approach to racial justice.

Join this important discussion to learn how the White House is forming critical partnerships across sectors to fight anti-Asian hate crimes, moving forward the administration’s Build Back Better Agenda to rebuild the economy, and ensuring the advancement of the Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify issues the AA/NHPI communities may want to prioritize and ask questions.

Sept. 24th: Challenges and opportunities facing Asian Americans (Organized by Commonwealth Club of California)
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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.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwud-qgqj8oHdDfYickNXfOIk9zXN-VA55B

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2021 National Civic Leadership Forum Join us on on this Friday, Sept 24 (5 pm- 7:30 pm EST) and Saturday, Sept 25 (11 am – 6:30 pm EST)

2021 National Civic Leadership Forum (2021 NCLF) Countdown –
1 day to our event on this Friday, Sept 24 (5 pm- 7:30 pm EST) and Saturday, Sept 25 (11 am – 6:30 pm EST).
The purpose & goal of the forum is to create a community platform for all AAPI organizations and leaders to interact, to work together, to learn from each other, and to build trust so that our community will be strong via UNITY.
More AAPI webinars on September 24-25: shorturl.at/xyEFK
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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: https://www.clubhouse.com/event/M1LvOp91

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: https://apia.vote/cong-celebration-21.
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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Change Is the Only Constant in Life

June 1st, 2021
Dear all: 
Thank you for your interest and partnership in civic leadership development and unity/coalition-building among AAPI communities. As you may know, Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA) has frozen most of its international grant-making in 2020-2021 and is in the process of re-examining our current national grant marking strategy and developing a new RFI/RFP process in response to all of these changes in the country.  
To prepare for the transition, our board decided to outsource the 2021 internship grants administration to the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA), a new nonprofit that we supported. Thus, CLUSA will be able to focus on developing new funding guidelines for 2022. Our board is expecting more comprehensive grant programs that focus on civic leadership development and unity/coalition-building among AAPIs and beyond. 
To assure a smooth transition, the 2021 internship grant program administration and monitoring will be handled by the same program team that spins off to CLA for continuity as of June 1, 2021. As the CLUSA will launch brand new grant guidelines & RFP process of 2022 this fall and will need a new infrastructure and consultant team in strategic grantmaking. In the meantime, we are conducting various Requests For Information (RFI) meetings with current and potential strategic partners around the country to listen and shape future guidelines that are more relevant and responsive. (Diverse in Leadership and Inclusive in Participation). More details will be announced this fall. Stay tuned. 
Regards, 
Anthony Ng 
Executive Director

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)

From the Chemistry Lab to the Stand-up Comedy

You are invited to attend this incredible webinar that will be hosted by #comedian/actor Joe Wong during the third week of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021.

Date: May 16th, 2021 from 8-9 pm (ET)

Speaker: Joe Wong, #standupcomedian

Topic: From the Chemistry Lab to the Stand-up Comedy

Registration: http://bit.ly/AAPIWebinar3Reg

This webinar is organized by:
Association of Chinese Americans For Social Justice (ACASJ)
APAPA HQ – Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
National Council for Chinese Americans (NCCA)

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For more information about Joe Wong, please visit https://www.comedycontact-joewong.com/

Exploring Internships in the Federal Government: Pathways for Students and Young Professionals to Future Careers in the Federal Government

The Civic Leadership USA and Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) work in cooperation with over 60 federal government agencies to provide the #intern and #career information in the #federalgovernment for all participants at this webinar. As the part of workshop section, an exclusive one-on-one interview with NASA Astronaut Raja Chari will share his personal experiences with all participants from 1:00-1:35 pm. After that, three panels with different specific topics are held simultaneously for the participants from 1:45~2:45 pm; therefore, you can join one of them to attend depending on your majors at #universties. The purpose is that the participants can get first-hand, relevant experiences, and advice from those panelists who work in the professional fields.

Topic: Exploring #Internships in the Federal Government: Pathways for Students and Young Professionals to Future #Careers in the Federal GovernmentDate: May 27th, Thursday | 12:00pm~3:45pm (PST)

Registration Deadline: May 14th, 2021 at 5 pm EST
Registrants:
With EDU email address: https://fapac.org/event-4227463
Without EDU email address: https://form.jotform.com/210894289051157
For more detailed information: https://www.fapac.org/students
Have questions? Send emails to student@fapac.org.