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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

March 17, 2010

Written by C.N.

Links & Announcements #23

Here are some more announcements and links out that have come my way relating to Asians or Asian Americans. As always, links to other sites are provided for informational purposes and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of their contents.

Video Contest Promoting 2010 Census

I am currently at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. We’re anchoring a statewide network that is outreaching to the AAPI community to inform them about the importance of participation in the upcoming census. We’ve just launched our nationwide APICount PSA contest:

Our Communities Need to be Counted in Census 2010!

Asian and Pacific Islander Communities are underrepresented by Census numbers, but you can help change that! Help get the word out by making a 30 – 60 second video about how the Census is safe, easy and important. Your video could screen at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Fest 2010, be seen nationally, and win you the grand prize of $3000! Fill out an entry form at and get started now!!! Deadline for entries is March 26th, 2010.

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Positions

SAALT’s summer internships allow students to help promote the civic and political engagement of South Asians in the United States. We encourage applications from undergraduate, graduate, and law students who are self-motivated and committed to working toward social change in your community.

Two internships are available for Summer 2010:

Program and Campaigns Intern
The Program and Campaigns Intern will promote the mission of SAALT’s community mobilization, partnerships, and policy work.

Communications Intern
The Communications Intern will provide support for all of SAALT’s online, media, and other communications, including website development, media outreach, social networking outreach, and community outreach.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with priority consideration to those received by March 26.

SAALT is also seeking a Be The Change National Coordinator. SAALT is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working individual to spearhead Be the Change efforts in 2010. The Be The Change National Coordinator will coordinate logistics, materials, correspondence, trainings, and implementation of the October 2, 2010 Be the Change National Gandhi Day of Service.

Visit the SAALT website for more details and how to apply.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) Coordinator Position

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) seeks a Community Capacity Program Coordinator.

Full Time (37.5 hours/week)
Salary Range: Competitive, excellent fringe benefits
Reports to: Community Capacity Program Director
Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary:
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the various activities of a funded body of work related to capacity development. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for performing grant administration and support activities such as but not limited to: assisting in program documentation and developing products, managing electronic program telecommunications, websites and databases, and conference and meeting planning and coordination. The Program Coordinator, in conjunction with the Community Capacity Program Director, will work towards achieving the mission and aims of the grant.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities related to all the components of a large capacity development grant program
  • Assist in program documentation and development of products (e.g. program pamphlets, factsheets, presentations, press releases, requests for proposals/reports, monitoring guidelines, scientific articles)
  • Manage and update electronic program telecommunications, databases, and websites (e.g. HTA webpage, HTA Partner’s website)
  • Research via the internet and other sources, on topics related to AA and NHPI health, capacity building, and other issues as assigned
  • Plan and coordinate national, regional, and local conferences and meetings
  • Travel for work-related meetings and events as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • 3+ years experience working in an office environment
  • Intermediate/Advanced user of MS Office
  • Highly proficient in using the internet
  • Experience in conference planning and coordination
  • Project coordination experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience with calendaring and scheduling meetings
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience and/or interest in working with minority health/health care issues
  • Experience and/or interest working in a diverse and high energy team environment

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to:
Via Email (preferred):, Attn: Community Capacity Program Coordinator Search
Via Fax: 415-954-9999
Via Mail: APIAHF
Attn: HR Manager – Community Capacity Program Coordinator Search
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

Application Deadline: April 15, 2010

Dessert Tasting Fundraiser in Boston

We’re working and baking together again in our fourth year for “A Little Peace: A Dessert Tasting” to help fundraise for social justice organizations. We support each other and build community with nurturing and sweet things so that we can build a stronger effort for a better and more progressive society. Please come join us and taste for yourself the creativity of the community’s best bakers!

The Bake-Off Challenge, sponsored by Ocean Spray, features a flavored Craisin this year. Contestants provide samples for attendees to vote on the best dessert, and winners will be awarded prizes. If you are interested in participating, please email us for more information and to receive the Craisins in advance!

Proceeds Benefit the Asian American Resource Workshop, the API Movement, Boston Korean Adoptees, Inc., and Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth. Community Partners include the National Association of Asian American Professionals – Boston and Viet-AID. Our corporate sponsor is Ocean Spray.

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: VIET – AID , 42 Charles St., Dorchester, MA

Tickets: $20 in advance / $27 at the door
Children: $10 (10 and younger)
To purchase, visit:
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