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**** List By Michele Kee ****

Wed, Jun  22 CAPAL 2005 WLP: HR and Career Counseling
Sat, Jun 25 OCA-NOVA Author Spotlight with Bruce Yamashita
Jun 25-26 AEF Fundraising Event at Galerie Brigitte
Wed, Jun 29 CAPAL 2005 WLP:  Political Campaign Work
Wed, Jul  6 CAPAL 2005 WLP:  Lobbying and Working with Community
Organizations
Sat, Jul  9 OCA-DC Annual Family Picnic
Mon, Jul 11 The National Japanese American Memorial Golf Tournament
Wed, Jul 13 CAPAL 2005 WLP:  Public Sector Careers / Congressional
Reception
Fri, Jul 15 "Chalk For Peace" Sidewalk Chalk Contest
Wed, Jul 20 CAPAL 2005 WLP:  International Development and Human 
Rights
Careers
Mon, Jul 25 CAPAL 2005 WLP: Closing Dinner
Tue, Aug 16 APABA-DC Installation Dinner
Sat, Aug 20 OCA-NOVA Annual Crab Feast

Oct. 6-15 2005 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

  Subject:  Wet Sand: Voices from LA - WETA broadcast, June 23
  Subject:  White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific
islanders joins the American Medical Association's Commission to
End
Health Care Disparities
  Subject: Asian Festival - July 30
  Subject: APALRC Development Assistant Position Announcement

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EVENT: CAPAL's 2005 Washington Leadership Program
DATE: Wednesdays, June 8 - July 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm [note date 
changes]
WHERE: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
 International Relations Committee Room
 Washington, DC
 Metro: Capitol South Metro
INFO: www.capal.org
Description:

CAPAL's Washington Leadership Program is a free summer educational
workshop series open to anyone with an interest in leadership and 
public
service in the Asian Pacific American community. The Washington
Leadership Program is a program conducted weekly in the evenings, 
and is
intended to supplement a Washington, DC internship experience. It is
designed to help young Asian Pacific Americans understand the 
political
and policy functions of the nation's capitol, and aims to engage
participants in current issues facing the APA community. Through a
series of intense workshops and skill-building sessions, the WLP will
expose the interns to elected officials, key administrative officers 
and
non-profit leaders and will give participants the opportunity to 
network
with other student leaders, the CAPAL membership and board members.
(Watch WLP Video)

WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2005

CAPAL's Washington Leadership Program (WLP) aims to engage summer
interns, professional and elected officials on issues critical to the
concerns of the APA community through nine exciting sessions and
workshops.


 June 22-  HR and Career Counseling
"HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER"

Interested in a career in the Public Sector? Come to an interactive
workshop with a copy of your resume. After a seminar prepared by a HR
and career counseling professionals, each intern will have an
opportunity to participate in a mock interview and a resume critique.

June 29- Political Campaign Work
"HOW TO RUN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN"

Whether you have dreams of running for an office some day, or 
running a
campaign for someone else, you need a set of tools to help you get to
where you want to be. Come listen to seasoned campaign veterans and 
APAs
who ran for office and learn how to manage a political campaign. 
After a
panel discussion, the participants will break out into small groups 
and
have the opportunity to work on a hypothetical political campaign
strategy session.

July 6- Lobbying and Working with Community Organizations
"MEET THE USUAL SUSPECTS"

This is your chance to meet working professionals in fields of public
service. From the military, federal government agencies, to 
Americorps
or other fellowship opportunities, you will be able to bring your 
resume
and meet with the representatives in a casual yet informative 
setting.

 July 13- Public Sector Careers / Congressional Reception


 July 20- International Development and Human Rights Careers
"Working in the Global Community"

Interested in a career in international development or human rights?
Come hear experiences of and get advice from national directors of
national organizations, public leaders, and government officials.

July 25- Closing Dinner (Location TBA)
"Continuing the Journey"

Join us as we close out the 2005 WLP at a local Asian restaurant. 
CAPAL
scholarship interns will present their community action plans in 
hopes
of inspiring other student interns to do the same in their 
communities.
Awards will be given to those who have completed the WLP- plus a
surprise ending!

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EVENT: OCA-NOVA Author Spotlight with Bruce Yamashita
DATE: Saturday, June 25, 11:30am - 2:00pm
WHERE: Hana Tokyo Restaurant
 4603 Duke Street
 Alexandria, VA 22304
COST: OCA-NOVA members Pre-paid: $15.00/person
 Nonmembers Pre-paid: $17.00/person
At the door Door: $20.00/person
Mail  form (see below) & check, made payable to OCA-NOVA, to OCA-
NOVA,
c/o Author Spotlight, PO Box 592, Merrifield, VA 22116.
INFO: RSVP by June 20 to  Anne-Marie Meegan at aemeegan@yahoo.com or 
Siu
Cheung at siuchen@erols.com or send form/check
Description:

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

With Attorney BRUCE YAMASHITA

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION

by

OCA-NOVA
The Northern Virginia Chapter of
the Organization of Chinese Americans

An Asian American attorney who faced discrimination after he 
graduated
law school from Georgetown University Law Center, Bruce brought his 
case
against the US Marine Corps with the help of civil rights leaders and
national media coverage. He had the courage to persevere and fight a 
5
year political and legal battle which uncovered systematic racism
against persons of Asian descent. Bruce will talk about his struggles
and sign copies of his book, "Fighting Tradition: A Marine's
Journey 
to
Justice."
Come hear his story, how his case was WON & what he is doing now.
Books will be available to purchase for $15.00.

Enjoy lunch especially prepared for you by Hana Tokyo!

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OCA-NOVA: Author Spotlight with Bruce Yamashita
Saturday, June 25, 11:30am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Choice of Hibachi Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, or Vegetables
 soup or salad; tip and taxes are included.

Steak____   Chicken____   Shrimp____   or  Vegetables____

NAME_____________________________________________________________
ADDRESS__________________________________________________________
EMAIL____________________________________________________________
PHONE NUMBER_____________________________________________________

Space is limited for this one of year event. Please RSVP by June 20 
to
Anne-Marie Meegan at aemeegan@yahoo.com or Siu Cheung at
siuchen@erols.com or mail this form & your check (made payable to
OCa-NOVA) to OCA-NOVA, c/o Author Spotlight, PO Box 592, Merrifield, 
VA
22116.

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EVENT: AEF Fundraising Event at Galerie Brigitte
DATE: June 25-26, 2005 (see details below)
WHERE: Galerie Brigitte (703/356-0449)
 Tysons Galleria
 McLean, VA 22101
 galeriebrigitte@yahoo.com
INFO: www.aefdc.org
Description:

An Exciting Solution to

AEF  Fund Raising Needs
at

Galerie Brigitte
GalerieBrigitte.com
703-356-0449


AEF & Galerie Brigitte invite you to join us in an exclusive auction 
to
raise money for AEF.

Spectacular 2-DAY Auction
Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Arts,
Fine Home Furnishings & Unique Handicrafts

Saturday June 25th, 2005
1:00pm Preview, Auction starts at 3:00pm

Sunday June 26th, 2005
1:00pm Preview, Auction starts at 3:00pm

Refreshments
&
Silent Auction precedes Live Auction

How will AEF  benefit from the Auction?

-      15% of the proceeds will be donated to AEF; and

-      this contributed amount is determined by the successful 
winning
bids of participating AEF supporters.


What does Galerie Brigitte provide?

-     an exclusive collection of Vietnamese fine arts, home 
accessories,
and unique handicrafts never before seen in any auction and ready at 
the
wave of your paddle;

-    a comfortable and friendly ambiance for  socializing & 
networking;
and

-     an intimate experience of a Vietnamese sense and sensibility
through the representation of its fine arts and exquisite artifacts.

How can you help this great cause?

-     Please RSVP and come out to support AEF

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EVENT: OCA-DC Annual Family Picnic
DATE: Saturday, July 9, 11:30am ? 2:30pm
WHERE: Bohrer Park
 506 S. Frederick Road
 Gaithersburg.
COST: $5.00 per person. Children under 10 years olds free.
Note: If you bring a non-OCA member and that person signs up as an
OCA-DC member, both you and your friend can attend the picnic free!
INFO: Please RSVP to David 
Description:

There will have plenty of food, games, as well as amusement 
activities
at
Bohrer Park. We will even have a mahjong set!

So bring your family, friends, and colleagues from work and come out 
on
July
9th to Bohrer Park and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine, and lots of 
fun!

Directions:
1) From Rockville and points South ? head north on Rt355 towards
Gaithersburg, pass Walnut Hill Shopping Center and Deer Park Road. 
Turn
left at light on Education Boulevard and look for signs for Bohrer 
Park
on left.

2) From Gaithersburg and points north ? head south on Rt355, after
Summit
Avenue intersection, turn right at light on Education Boulevard.

3) From Northern Virginia and Prince Georges County via I-495 ? go on
I-270  North. Look for Exit 9 Sam Eig Highway East bound. Pass 
Rockville
exit and look for exit to Gaithersburg Rt355 North. Follow (1) above.

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EVENT: The National Japanese American Memorial Golf Tournament
DATE: Monday, July 11, 7:00am registration, 8:00am Tournament, 1:00pm
Awards Banquet
WHERE: Virginia Oaks Golf Club
 7950 Virginia Oaks Drive
 Gainesville, Virginia
COST: Entry fee is $150/golfer.  Registration deadline is July 4
INFO: njamf@starpower.net
Description:

SCHEDULE
7:00 A.M.
Registration
Gift Bags, Practice
Coffee and Donuts
8:00 A.M.
Tournament Begins
Shotgun Start
1:00 P.M.
Awards Banquet

CONTESTS
TEAM SCRAMBLE
CAPTAIN'S CHOICE
Low Gross / Low Net
HOLE IN ONE
CLOSEST TO THE PIN
LONGEST DRIVE
and many raffle prizes!
DIRECTIONS
Virginia Oaks Golf Club, 7950 Virginia Oaks Drive, Gainesville, 
Virginia
20155 Phone: (540) 349-0108
>From Capital Beltway I-495, take I-66W to Exit 43A (Rt 29 South). 
Turn
left at the third light onto Virginia Oaks Drive. Clubhouse is at the
end of this road.

SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES
GOLD
$10,000
SILVER
$5,000
BRONZE
$3,000
SIGNAGE
$300 per hole
CORPORATE
FOURSOME
(Foursome + Signage)
$800
PRESENTED BY
THE NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Registration Form (Fax to 202-530-0016) Shirt Size & Quantity: ___ SM
___ MED ___ L ___ XL
Number of Golfers:_____ x $150.00 per person ($800 for Corporate
Foursome with Hole Signage)
Level of Sponsorship: Gold Silver Bronze Hole Signage
Items you would like to donate:
__________________________________________________________
Name(s):
Organization:
Address:
City: _______________________ST: _____ Zip: ___________
Phone: (______) __________________
Amount Enclosed: ______________
Payment Method: Check/Money Order Visa Mastercard
Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________
Exp.Date: _____________
Name as it appears on Credit Card:
_______________________________________________________
Please make Checks Payable to: NJAMF and send with completed form to:
NJAMF,
1620 I Street NW, Suite 925, Washington DC 20006. Phone: (202) 412-
0637;
Email: njamf@starpower.net

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EVENT: "Chalk For Peace" Sidewalk Chalk Contest
DATE: Friday, July 15, 2005, 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
 Library Entrance 901 G St. NW
 Washington, DC
 (Red, Green Metro: Chinatown/Gallery Place Station, G. St. Exit)
INFO: Registration is required. Contact (202)727-3120 for 
registration
form. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 28, 2005

For more information please contact,
Mayor's Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs
441 4thSt. NW 805S
Washington DC 20001
(202) 727-33120
Fax (202)727-9965
Description:

Mayor's Office on Asian &
Pacific Islander Affairs
Parksand
Recreation
DistrictofColumbia
General Information:
SidewalkChalkContest
Who? Youth (Metro DC area)
Orientation Meeting:
Wednesday, July 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
441 4th St. NW One Judiciary Square,
Conference Room 1117
Metro Accessible: Judiciary Square (Red Line).
Contest Details:
For ages 8 -18 years old separated by the following categories:
3rd - 5th grade:(prize: $10 McDonalds gift certificate)
6th - 8th grade:(prize: $15 McDonalds gift certificate)
9th - 12th grade:(prize: $20 McDonalds gift certificate)
•There will be 5 winners selected in each category.
•Theme: "Chalk For Peace"
•Chalk will be provided.
••Art works will be judged by Smithsonian Institute:
APA Program representatives.
•Winners will be announced on the same day.
•Snacks will be provided on the day of the event.
Kimberley Flowers, Acting Director Anthony A. Williams, Mayor

Co-sponsors:
McDonalds
Utrecht
Art Supplies
Safeway
Organizers:
Mayor's Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs
Museum of Modern
ARF
DC Commission on Arts & Humanities
DC Department of Parks & Recreation
DC Department of Public Library
Smithsonian - Asian Pacific American Program

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EVENT: APABA-DC Installation Dinner
DATE: Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 pm ? registration & cocktails
 6:45 pm ? dinner
 WHERE: National Press Club
 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor ? Corner of 14th & F Streets near 
Metro
Center
 Washington, DC
COST: $60 for students, public interest and government, $75 for all
others
INFO: RSVPs and checks payable to "APABA-DC" should be sent
to:
Tony Lin (APABA-DC Treasurer-Elect), Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
LLP, 2300 N Street, NW, Washington, DC  20037, (202) 663-8452,
tony.lin@pillsburylaw.com
Description:

Announcing
The APABA-DC 2005 Installation Dinner

Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Swearing-in Ceremony:  The Honorable Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge
Designated, The District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Cash bar


Full page advertisements to be placed in the program may be 
purchased at
$400 each, or can be included when purchasing a table (10 seats) for 
a
total price of $1000.

Half page advertisements may be purchased at $200 each, or can be
included in the purchase of a half table (5 seats) for a total price 
of
$500.

All advertisements must be placed with Tony Lin via e-mail in PDF 
format
no later than Tuesday, August 9.  RSVPs are preferred by that same 
date.


Sincerely yours,

Janet Shih Hajek
President-Elect


INTRODUCING THE 2005 ? 2006 APABA-DC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TO BE INSTALLED ON AUGUST 16, 2005:

Swearing-in Ceremony will be conducted by
The Honorable Eric T. Washington, Chief Judge Designated for
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Janet Shih Hajek              President
Robert Wone                  President-Elect
Eugene F. Chay               Immediate Past President
Luke Bellocchi                Vice President for Communications
Raymond Rull                 Vice President for Community Affairs
Jovanna Bello                  Vice President for Membership
Sanya Sukduang              Vice President for Programs
Khouane Ditthavong        Secretary
Tony Lin               Treasurer
Cecelia TaBois                Newsletter Editor
John Truong                   Chair, Judicial Nominations Committee
Keth Ditthavong              Chair, Partners Forum
May Lee                         Chair, Practicing Attorneys Resource
(PAR)
Siu P. Wong                   Chair, Women's Forum

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EVENT: OCA-NOVA CRAB FEAST `2005
DATE: Saturday, August 20, 12:00 NOON - 6:00 PM
WHERE: POHICK BAY REGIONAL PARK [PICNIC SHELTER 1]
 Lorton, VA
COST: Members (pre-paid):  $15/Adult and $7/Kids (7-12)
 Members (at door):  $20/Adult and $7/Kids (7-12)
 Non-Members (pre-paid):  $25/Adult and $7/Kids (7-12)
 Non-Members (at door):  $30/Adult and $7/Kids (7-12)
Please make checks payable to OCA-NOVA and mail to : OCA-NOVA c/o 
Crab
Feast, P.O. Box 592, Merrifield, VA 22116
INFO: Jack Hom  j_s_hom3@yahoo.com

Description:

FOOD: CRABS, CRABS, & MORE CRABS, PLUS HOTDOGS, HAMBURGERS, FIXINGS, 
AND
DRINKS

ACTIVITIES include Volleyball, Horseshoes, Croquet, Golfing, and 
Boating

We highly encourage PRE-PAID reservations to ensure there are enough
crabs for everyone.


Park facilities include:
18-hole, par-72 golf course - 9 holes $22.25; 18 holes $35
Miniature golf  - all day $3
Pedal boat rental - $5 per half hour
Sailboat rental - $10.50 per hour
Jon boat rental - $4.50 per hour; $10.50 per day
Outdoor swimming pool - age 12-59 $3.50; 2-11 and 60+ $3; under 2 
free
For more details, see http://www.nvrpa.org/pohickbay.html

Note:  Admission Park entrance fee for nonmember jurisdictions is $7 
per
vehicle, per day; $14 per vehicle, per week and $11 per vehicle with 
10
or more passengers. (Member jurisdictions: Alexandria, Arlington, 
City
of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church and Loudoun)

Directions:

 *** AVOID GOING THROUGH THE MIXING BOWL ... USE ALTERNATE ROUTES TO
 BYPASS AROUND TO 95 SOUTH ***

>From 495:
(GOING FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF BELTWAY)
Take exit for East Braddock Rd - Right onto Backlick Rd - Follow  
signs
for 95 South - Take Lorton exit, left on Lorton Rd, right on  
Armistead
Rd, right on Rt 1, left on Gunston Rd, 3.5 miles to park.

(GOING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF BELTWAY)
Take Van Dorn exit - Right onto Van Dorn St - Right onto
Franconia-Springfield Pkwy - Take Backlick Rd exit - Right onto
Backlick  Rd - Follow signs for 95 South - Take Lorton exit, left on
Lorton Rd, right on Armistead Rd, right on Rt 1, left on Gunston Rd, 
3.5
miles to park.

(FROM I-95 NORTHBOUND)
Take Woodbridge exit to Rt 1, north for 1.5 mile, right on Gunston 
Rd,
3.5 miles to park.
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RESERVATIONS FORM

NAME: ________________________________________ TELEPHONE: ______
_______________

Email ________ __________________

MEMBER:     ADULT ____ X $15 = $________  CHILD [7-12]____ X   $7 =
$________

NON-MEMBER: ADULT ____ X $25 = $________  CHILD [7-12] ____X   $7 =
$________

Please indicate the number of children under 7 years of age: _____

TOTAL # ______    $________

Mail form and check (made payable to OCA-NOVA)  and mail to : OCA-
NOVA
c/o Crab Feast, P.O. Box 592, Merrifield, VA 22116

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From:   Gi Hyun An  Add Address
Date:   2005/06/13 Mon PM 12:50:16 EDT
Subject:  Wet Sand: Voices from LA - WETA broadcast, June 23

WET SAND:  VOICES FROM LA
Broadcast on WETA on Thursday, June 23, 10:00 pm
Producer/Director/Writer: Dai  Sil Kim-Gibson
Director of Photography/Editor: Charles Burnett

Wet Sand, in exploring the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil
Unrest, presents lives forever transformed by it and lays bare deeply
rooted flaws of American society.  The film captures the resiliency 
of
the communities struggling to prevent "the fire next time" and 
fighting
for the "unrealized hope, America." Mrs. Jung Hui Lee who lost her 
only
son during the upheaval says, "Unity is like holding wet sand 
tightly in
your hand. If you hold a fistful of wet sand, it becomes one big 
lump.
But if the sand dries, it will slip out through your fingers until 
there
is nothing left."

"I made a film, Sa-I-Gu (April 29) about the 1992 Los Angeles Civil
Unrest, broadcast nationally on PBS in 1993. One of few films about 
one
of the largest urban upheavals in American history, told from the
perspective of victims.  Universities, colleges, and community
organizations have the video, and it is regularly shown in 
classrooms to
discuss race relations, immigration, etc.

I kept in touch with my interviewees in Sa-I-Gu, learning that the
voices of victims have been largely silenced and people moved on
believing that things were getting better.  Roughly a decade after 
that
tragic event, I knew it was time to hear the victims' voices again."

Wet Sand has been shown at a wide variety of venues, receiving moving
reviews and comments.

The best film by far I've ever seen about the 1992 riots. It was
emotional, analytical, provocative, educational, and balanced. You 
did
what no one else has done, which is to see the tragedy of the riots 
from
the different perspectives of the various communities in South Los
Angeles. The images worked. Telling the stories in three languages
worked. The sub-titles worked. Everything worked! Everyone should see
it.
                                        Lou Cannon, Author of 
Official

Negligence (How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the
LAPD), and an interviewee in Wet Sand. A nationally known writer and
former journalist, Cannon was Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the
Washington Post at the time of the Los Angeles upheaval.

The film really captured honest statements (extremely rare) and the
reality of what it is like ? no sugarcoating. It elicits a range of
emotions and it would foster a lot of discussion afterwards. Tamara
Robinson, Vice President and Director of Programming   Thirteen/WNET,
New York

Some audience comments:

A stunning piece. Moving, sobering, reflective, angry all mixed in 
one
human cry. Awesome, motivating. I want everyone in America to watch 
this
film! A loving gift to the world. An extraordinary child, Wet Sand 
will
be celebrated and misunderstood.

Thanks for your help. If you have questions or need more 
information, my
website is:  www.twotigers.org.

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Subject:  White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific
islanders joins the American Medical Association's Commission to
End
Health Care Disparities

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
CONTACT:

June 13,
2005
Eddy  Badrina

 or Erik Wang
202-482-3949

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific islanders joins
the American Medical Association's Commission to End Health Care
Disparities

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders (Initiative) has been incorporated as a member of 
the
American Medical Association's Commission to End Health Care 
Disparities
(Commission).  Dr. Akshay Desai of St. Petersburg, Florida, will be 
the
Initiative's representative to the AMA Commission.  The AMA's 
Commission
to End Health Care Disparities was established in response to the
Institute of Medicine's report, "Unequal Treatment,"
which 
acknowledged
health disparities as resulting from multiple factors, including race
and ethnicity.

Dr. Desai, a member of the President's Advisory Commission on
Asian
Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and Chairman of its 
Subcommittee
on Health, commended the AMA "for recognizing that Asian
Americans 
and
Pacific Islanders suffer from high incidence of health disparities 
and
adding the Initiative to its membership so that the concerns of the 
AAPI
community can be discussed and addressed in the solutions being
developed."



The President's Advisory Commission on AAPI began addressing the 
issue
of eliminating health disparities within the AAPI community as part 
of
the recommendations made by its report, "Asian Americans and
Pacific
Islanders Addressing Health Disparities ? Opportunities for Building 
a
Healthier America," presented to President George W. Bush in
2003.  
The
report found, among other things, that some subpopulations of Asian 
and
Pacific Islanders are disproportionately at risk from cancer and
cardiovascular disease; that AAPI women in the United States, who 
have
the lowest rates of cancer, are however diagnosed at a later stage of
cancer; that AAPIs account for over half of the 1.3 million 
hepatitis B
cases and half of the deaths resulting from the infection; that AAPIs
have a higher percentage of tuberculosis than all other racial and
ethnic groups; and that Asian American seniors are less likely to
receive social services and medical care because of language and
cultural barriers.



The Commission will collaborate proactively to increase awareness 
among
physicians and health professionals; use evidence-based and other
strategies to boost understanding of AAPI health disparities; and 
devise
measures to eliminate disparities and strengthen the health care
system.  The White House Initiative's participation in the AMA
Commission is envisaged to accelerate the process.



As the Initiative's representative, Dr. Desai brings to the 
Commission's
table his experience as a leading geriatrician in Florida and his
professional abilities as a founder of the American Family and 
Geriatric
Care in St. Petersburg, as well as CEO and President of Universal 
Health
Care, a managed care organization.


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Subject: Asian Festival - July 30
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 21:05:40 -0400

The "Asian Festival" is a one day FREE ADMISSION event to promote a
greater understanding of the Asian culture from  Thailand, China,
India,  Philippines, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Each  participating
country will  showcase its unique music, cultural performances,  
food,
beauty pageants,  fashion, handicrafts, gift shop and other products 
and
entertainment.

The Festival has blended together trade opportunities, product
marketing, entertainment, food and tennis, creating  an event to
attract  all sections and age groups.

Date:  July 30, 2005

Site:   Lake Newport Square
 11452 Baron Cameron Avenue
 Reston, VA 20194
Time:  10am-pm

Please check more information at www.asianfestivaldc.com
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Subject: APALRC Development Assistant Position Announcement

June 2005

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)
Position Announcement for
AmeriCorps*VISTA Development Assistant

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Founded in 1998, the APALRC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to advancing the legal and civil rights of Asian Americans 
in
the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community through direct services,
education, and advocacy.  Through its innovative programs and 
strategic
partnerships, the APALRC's main goals are two-fold:  (1) to
address 
the
individual legal needs of low-income and limited-English proficient
Asian Americans, and (2) to advocate for broad-based systemic change 
on
civil rights issues impacting Asian Americans.

Through a partnership with Korean Churches for Community Development,
the APALRC seeks the placement of one AmeriCorps*VISTA Member to 
serve
as full-time Development Assistant for 12 months.  Individuals with
prior experience and proven results in grant writing, special events
planning, project management, public relations, and funding research 
are
especially encouraged to apply.  The Development Assistant will work
under the supervision of the APALRC's Development Associate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Write grant proposals specific to the APALRC's major 
programs,
including domestic violence, workers' rights, language access,
and 
legal
outreach to senior citizens;

·         Conduct funding and census research, and manage donor
database;
·         Develop grant proposal templates for each of our major 
program
areas and prepare funding reports;
·         Work closely with Board Fundraising Committee, Executive
Director, and Development Associate in developing and implementing
fundraising plan related to individual solicitation campaigns and
fundraising events;

·         Develop and disseminate public relations materials; and
·         Provide office administrative support as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in fundraising, grant
writing, or nonprofit management required.  The successful candidate
must be motivated and enthusiastic about meeting organization's
fundraising goals; extremely detail-oriented with good 
organizational,
research and writing skills; and possess strong interpersonal
communication skills to work independently and as a team player.  The
successful candidate must also demonstrate an understanding of and
interest in the Asian American community and/or immigrant issues.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, Access, and
Publisher required.

BENEFITS

The AmeriCorps*VISTA Member will receive a modest living allowance 
while
serving, health insurance, education award of $4,725 or $1,200
post-service stipend, relocation expenses, and travel reimbursement.
The APALRC will provide skills training, opportunities to build 
resume
and work portfolio, career guidance at the end of service, and
mentorship throughout the year of service.

TO APPLY

Interested applications should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the
AmeriCorps*VISTA application (can be located on the AmeriCorps
recruiting web site at https://recruit.cns.gov) to Pauline Poh at
pauline.poh@apalrc.org.  Materials can also be mailed to APALRC, 733
15th Street, N.W., Suite 315, Washington, D.C. 20005.

The APALRC is an equal opportunity organization.  To learn more about
the APALRC, please visit www.apalrc.org.


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