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Edit-A-Thon for Cultural Presence on May 10, 2014!

Our piece of the puzzle.

We’re thrilled to invite you to Wikipedia APA, an editing event for improving and increasing the presence of cultural, historic, and artistic information on Wikipedia pertaining to Asian Pacific American (APA) experiences.

The first Wikipedia edit-a-thon dedicated to APA content, this project will occur as physical events on May 10, 2014 in New York City and Washington DC, as well as by proxy – with participants taking part from all throughout the world.


Why Wiki?

Wikipedia is one of the most widely-used resources in the world for general information, but its Asian Pacific American field could use some expansion.

What else?


How to join

Whether you’re a seasoned Wikipedian, an APA studies scholar, or completely new to all of this, your voice is needed! There are a few ways to participate.

Remember, Wikipedia is a tool for and by the people – all levels of experiences are vital.


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Attend an edit-a-thon on May 10, 2014

Join us in person or log in from home! Especially if you’ve never tried your hand at editing Wikipedia, our live events will be a great place to get your bearings.
You might find a new passion!

Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McMillan Education Center

New York City: Location TBA

Wherever you are: The cool thing about a Wikipedia edit-a-thon? You can do it at home in your  jammies!

More details to come, but let us know if you’re interested so we can update you!

Click through to the link to register and find out more! Hat tip to ECAASU.

Mar 4

AAPI Mental Health Summit in Boston, MA

Hey Bostonians! 

If you’re free March 29th, ECAASU will be holding a mental health summit at UMASS-Boston! Registration is free and food will be provided throughout the entire day. Mental health is definitely an overlooked, stigmatized issue that also affects the AAPI community at large. For more information on the schedule, visit the link. If you have any questions, contact Daniel Hoddinott at daniel.hoddinott@ecaasu.org!

Like this page! CAACTUS: Coalition of Asian Americans Collaborating Together to Unite the Southwest

Like our page! 

We are currently working with folks in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado to create a regional coordinating organization specifically for the Southwest region of the United States. This organization is inspired by and based on existing organizations such as ECAASU (East Coast Asian American Student Union), MAASU (Midwest Asian American Students Union), and WCAPSU (West Coast Asian Pacific Student Union).

So for anyone who knows people in the Southwest, please point them our way! We’re looking to develop and create something with people of all backgrounds and organizations. It’ll be CAACTUS: Coalition of Asian Americans Collaborating Together to Unite the Southwest! Email us at weareCAACTUS@gmail.com

Feb 6

"Hair" -Kavi Vu
Please “like” on YouTube after you watch this passionate spoken word piece by Kollaboration Atlanta winner Kavi Vu!


As a Vietnamese American spoken word artist, Kavi strongly articulates what it means to be a second generation embracing her own culture, which has been deemed “foreign” by others in the United States.

She is in the running to perform at ECAASU 2014 in Washington, D.C.! Each person counts, so please share the video with your friends: http://youtu.be/lCSVw_KMZYk

REGISTRATION | ECAASU 2014 Conference

Early-bird registration for ECAASU 2014 in Washington DC has opened! Register now for a great price on the largest and oldest Asian American student conference in the U.S.!

ECAASU 2014 Workshop Application

ECAASU 2014 Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 21st, 2014 to Feb 23rd, 2014. The theme “Mission IGNITION: Champion Your Cause” is centered on both the atmosphere and passion for change and activism that embodies Washington, D.C. We aim to actively engage collegiate attendees and inspire them to advocate for and bring change to their local communities.

All workshops will be 75 minutes long and held on Saturday, February 22nd. Please fill out this application to be considered to host a workshop at the 2014 conference.

The deadline for the workshop application is Sunday, November 24th at 11:59 P.M. EST.

In addition to filling out this application, please also submit a detailed plan of your proposed workshop to programming2014@ecaasu.org by Sunday, November 24th at 11:59 P.M. EST.

To all students or members of organizations (on campus or off campus):

My name is  Juliet Shen and I am the Professional Development Coordinator for the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) National Board. As a national, student-leader run organization, ECAASU’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. 

I wanted to let you know about two of ECAASU’s initiatives to connect with students, the Campus Ambassador Program (for individuals) and the Affiliate Organization Program (for organizations). These programs would be a great start to working with others and other organizations that work on AAPI work across the East Coast. 

The Campus Ambassador Program allows students across the East Coast to network and organize on national and local scale initiatives actively contributing to projects, campaigns, coalition building and grassroots activism through ECAASU National. 

 The deadline to apply is OCTOBER 27, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Feel free to visit ECAASU online or email Lindsey.lue@ecaasu.org for more information! 

The Affiliate Organization Program aims to connect organizations directly with ECAASU and other student organizations on the East Coast. Additionally, this program will work as a resource on how to successfully organize Asian American and Pacific Islander focused events and programs on both a national and local scale. The deadline for this application is October 27, 2013 11:59 PM EST. Feel free to contact diana.lee@ecaasu.org with any questions or concerns.

Please visit our website at www.ecaasu.org to learn more about our organization and programs and share this opportunity with other student organizations that have an interest in being more involved with the AAPI community.

We are currently accepting applications for these programs, and I didn’t want you to miss the chance to apply! 

Please share this opportunity with other students who may be interested. We hope to see your application.

Sincerely,

Juliet Shen

If any of you are students are SUNY Buffalo, ECAASU representatives (Me and Dan Tran) will be facilitating a presentation as part of ECAASU’s Campus Tour!
Take advantage of this opportunity to be better informed about matters regarding Asian Americans and what you can do to make a difference. In collaboration with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), ECAASU goes on an annual road trip, creating a tradition of engaging and organizing the local Asian American student leadership in regions around the country. This will be a great opportunity for emerging Asian American leaders to network and meet one another and establish lifelong friendships that will create a stronger Asian American community.Our 4th stop is BUFFALO, NY hosted by the Asian American Student Union (AASU)!Date: OCTOBER 12, 2013Time: 11AM - 4PMWhat to expect at the campus tour mixer:Come get a taste of what ECAASU is all about and get ready to have fun meeting people from different campuses!-Located at Student Union Theater-We will be serving lunch and refreshments.- Meet members of the ECAASU National Board- Great networking opportunities- Get ready to be involved!-There will also be a raffle towards the end of the Campus Tour for Fright World Tickets!-Recommended Attire: Business CasualMore info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/221739881315376/

If any of you are students are SUNY Buffalo, ECAASU representatives (Me and Dan Tran) will be facilitating a presentation as part of ECAASU’s Campus Tour!


Take advantage of this opportunity to be better informed about matters regarding Asian Americans and what you can do to make a difference. 

In collaboration with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), ECAASU goes on an annual road trip, creating a tradition of engaging and organizing the local Asian American student leadership in regions around the country. This will be a great opportunity for emerging Asian American leaders to network and meet one another and establish lifelong friendships that will create a stronger Asian American community.

Our 4th stop is BUFFALO, NY hosted by the Asian American Student Union (AASU)!

Date: OCTOBER 12, 2013
Time: 11AM - 4PM

What to expect at the campus tour mixer:

Come get a taste of what ECAASU is all about and get ready to have fun meeting people from different campuses!

-Located at Student Union Theater
-We will be serving lunch and refreshments.
- Meet members of the ECAASU National Board
- Great networking opportunities
- Get ready to be involved!
-There will also be a raffle towards the end of the Campus Tour for Fright World Tickets!
-Recommended Attire: Business Casual

More info at: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/221739881315376/

Oct 4

PLEASE SIGN: Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

The Senate’s bipartisan bill, which passed with nearly 70 votes, demonstrates the overwhelming support of Americans across party lines, demographics, and geography for comprehensive immigration reform. Despite strong protest from many communities against the bill’s elimination of the sibling and adult married category, the Senate bill nevertheless contains key family provisions benefiting immigrant families. These include the elimination of decades-long backlogs and strengthening the ability of some family members to reunite. 

In your own chamber, Representative Mike Honda, along with 67 co-sponsors, has introduced the Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 717) that proposes needed reforms to our family immigration system. H.R. 717 stands in stark contrast to the SKILLS Visas Act (H.R. 2131), which would eliminate sibling sponsorship and invalidate many approved applications in the visa backlog. These changes would have a devastating impact on immigrant communities and our economy. I urge your support to include pro-family measures like those in the Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 717) in comprehensive immigration reform.

I, with many in your district, look forward to your leadership in comprehensive immigration reform that protects family unity and strengthens the ability for U.S. citizens and permanent residents to reunite with their loved ones in a timely manner.

ECAASU and AAAJ-AAJC's Petition to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

Here is the ECAASU/AAJC Comprehensive Immigration Reform petition, which when you sign will automatically deliver to your representative. CIR advocates are trying to get this bill out of the house and taking the opportunity to do so during this August recess. 

Comprehensive immigration reform and improvement of our family-based system are crucial to the socioeconomic success of immigrant families—and all American families—here in our state and across the nation. Healthy families build a strong middle class and help grow our economy, making the U.S. more competitive in the global market.

The Senate’s bipartisan bill, which passed with nearly 70 votes, demonstrates the overwhelming support of Americans across party lines, demographics, and geography for comprehensive immigration reform. Despite strong protest from many communities against the bill’s elimination of the sibling and adult married category, the Senate bill nevertheless contains key family provisions benefiting immigrant families. These include the elimination of decades-long backlogs and strengthening the ability of some family members to reunite. 

In your own chamber, Representative Mike Honda, along with 67 co-sponsors, has introduced the Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 717) that proposes needed reforms to our family immigration system. H.R. 717 stands in stark contrast to the SKILLS Visas Act (H.R. 2131), which would eliminate sibling sponsorship and invalidate many approved applications in the visa backlog. These changes would have a devastating impact on immigrant communities and our economy. I urge your support to include pro-family measures like those in the Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 717) in comprehensive immigration reform.

While the Senate Bill is chock full of flaws and problems and MILITARIZES THE BORDER, it technically does provide a pathway to citizenship now. Technically. Keep families together! Sign the petition, y’all. Takes 10 seconds. I timed it.