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You are invited to a unique event celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,  sponsored by Eastern Bank and its Asian American Professional Employees Collective.

Eastern Bank is hosting a FREE Business Expo celebrating the Asian Small Business Communities of MA- complete with networking opportunities, speaker, and workshops on: “How to Start a Business” and “How to Grow and Protect a Business”... Here are the event details:

~ APA Heritage Month Business Expo ~
… Celebrating the Asian Small Business Communities of Massachusetts
When: Next Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Where: Aloft Boston Seaport: 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA 0221
Sponsored & organized byEastern Bank and its Asian American Professional Employees Collective
In conjunction with:  Asian & Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE) and the Asian American Commission of MA

Leverett Wing was recently joined Eastern Bank as a Trustee.

The Bank’s leadership - with Bob Rivers (Chairman & CEO) andQuincy Miller (President) leading the way, along with Yongmei Chen (Senior V.P.) and Abby Nguyen (Assistant V.P.) working closely with the AAPI community - sets a tremendous example for the entire organization. 

And the Bank, itself, serves the standard bearer for all entities, donating 10% of its net profits to the community.

To use the Bank’s new slogan: Please “Join Us (for Good!)” next Tuesday at this wonderful event.

2017 APAHM Celebration
APAICS Awards Gala Dinner

The 23rd Annual APAICS Awards Gala Dinner in Washington D.C. is scheduled to be on May 16, 2017 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC. We hope you will join us in honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, both current and pioneers, who continue to politically empower
the AAPI community.

For details on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our 
Chief Operating Officer Helen Ruggiero at helen@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.
Raffle Tickets
We are excited to announce the APAICS opportunity drawing at this year's 23rd Annual Awards Gala! This year's drawing is for the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Plus. Thank you Toyota for sponsoring the drawing.

For any questions, please contact our 
Program Director Cathy He at cathy@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.
APAHM Congressional Ceremony Hosted by CAPAC
Join Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on May 17, 2017. Registration starts at 12 PM and the program will begin at 1 PM.  The 2017 Congressional Ceremony will be located at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center at the Congressional Auditorium.

For any questions, please contact CAPAC Policy Advisor/Press Assistant
Alton Wang at alton.wang@mail.house.gov.
APAHM Reception Hosted by Mnet, NCAPA, APAICS, AAJC, CAPAC

APAICS, Mnet America, AAJC, and NCAPA will be celebrating the achievements of Asian Pacific Americans at the APAHM Reception on May 17, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - HVC-201. Remarks will be made by Representative Judy Chu, Mnet America President & CEO Sang H. Cho, AAJC President John C. Yang, APAICS President & CEO S. Floyd Mori, and NCAPA National Director Christoper D. Kang

For any questions, please contact our 
Program Director Cathy He at cathy@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.
APAICS & PPALM Military Leadership Luncheon

The 4th Annual APAICS & PPALM Military Leadership Luncheon in Washington D.C. is scheduled to be on May 18, 2017 at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. We hope you will join us in promoting leadership diversity and Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in our troops. 

For any questions, please contact our 
Program Director Cathy He at cathy@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.
Nielson Briefing, AAPI Women: Using Digital To Build Community
Please join us on May 24, 2017 from 2 PM - 3 PM at 234 Cannon House Office Building (27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003) to hear highlights of Nielsen's newly released report followed by a panel discussion on how to reach this influential group and effective ways to build a community of AAPI women that is engaged and ready to take action.

For any questions, please contact our 
Program Director Cathy He at cathy@apaics.org or 202-296-9200.

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Happy APA Heritage Month!

This APA Heritage Month, AARW is hosting a variety of events, and doing our first crowdfunding fundraiser! Join us at our events and support local APA organizing through our fundraiser!
Help Us Raise 15k in May!
AARW is asking our community to help us build our power! This APA Heritage Month, join us in growing the skills and leadership of Asian American young adult organizers and building community power. Donate today, and create a page if you can help us fundraise!

Join us for a month of events!

AARW is celebrating APA Heritage Month with a month of events and workshops to celebrate the diversity of experiences in our community and to continue to build community and community power. Join us!
Schedule of Events
link below will be updated with more information as the month continues!

May 9th: API Organizing History Workshop @ EMW Bookstore (934 Mass Ave, Cambridge), 6-8pm

May 16: API Political Conversation Series kickoff @ Porter Square (email janhavi@aarw.org for address), 7-9pm

May 17: AbunDANCE trial class with 
Pampi @ AARW's Office (42 Charles Street, Ste D, Dorchester) 6-8pm

Week of May 15 (date TBA), Beyond Vietnam Speech workshop/discussion @ AARW's Office

May 23: Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence workshop @ TBA, 6-8pm

May 24: Mixed Race Identity Discussion @ TBA, 6-8pm

May 25: Immigration Story Project kickoff (details TBA)

May 29: Olio Liberation Kitchen: A Fundraiser for ATI @ Brassica Kitchen (Forest Hills)

May 31: Short Waves Screening @ Tufts Medical Wolff Auditorium, 6:30pm 
Calling AAPI leaders to Action for OMB Comments
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The White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is receiving comments through April 30, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET, for the proposals received from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity.

This Working Group has recommended revisions to the OMB’s current Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity.

The 1997 standards for reporting categories for race and ethnicity data do not include detailed Asian & Pacific Islander subgroup categories.

Based on public comments previously received, this Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity has proposed that the OMB issues guidelines for the collection of detailed Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander race and ethnicity data.

Public comments that are received before the deadline of April 30, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET will be considered by the OMB, which plans to announce its decision in spring 2017 so that revisions, if any, can be reflected in preparations for the 2020 Census.

Specifically related to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander categories, the OMB is requesting comment and feedback regarding these questions:

“2. If issuing specific guidelines for the collection of detailed Asian race and ethnicity data, should OMB adopt the 2010 Decennial Census and NCT format, which includes separately Chinese, Filipino, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and an “other Asian” category?  (2) If not, how should OMB select the detailed Asian race and ethnicity categories? 
(2) The checkboxes used in Census 2010 were Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Other Asian with five additional examples of Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Pakistani, and Cambodian.”

“5. If issuing specific guidelines for the collection of detailed Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders race and ethnicity data, should OMB adopt the 2010 Decennial Census format, which includes separately Native Hawaiian, Chamorro, (3) Samoan, and an “other Pacific Islander” category? Should it use the NCT format, which includes separately Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian, and Marshallese? If neither of these, how should OMB select the detailed Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander race and ethnicity categories? 

(3)  In the 1997 standards, the actual OMB standards used the term Guam, not Guamanian. Census 2010 featured the following checkboxes: Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan; and provided the following examples listed for other NHPI: Fijian and Tongan. Since Census 2010, based on feedback received by members of the Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander community, Census no longer includes the term Guamanian in its collections.”

To enter your comments directly:
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=OMB-2017-0003-0001
Then click on the “Comment” box.

You may send comments or questions via email to Race-Ethnicity@omb.eop.gov or to http://www.regulations.gov.Type ‘‘OMB–2016–0008’’ in the Comment or Submission search box, click Go, and follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Jennifer Park, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Statistician, 1800 G St., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20503, email address: Race-Ethnicity@omb.eop.gov.
Commonwealth Seminar... Alumni Testimonials
April 26th, 2017
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Seminar Applications 

Due this Friday

Why apply to the Seminar?...
Some of our 1,200+ Alumni 
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Some members of our Fall 2016 Seminar 
 after class, in the MA State House

"The Commonwealth Seminar provides an empowering learning experience that propels (one) to action. It inspires participants - like me -
to know that they have a fair chance in politics."
Winston Pierre,

Seminar Graduate: 

Winter 2015

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"I can't get enough of the Seminar... The skills I acquired are being used not just for leadership in Boston's refugee communities.  It's also been crucial for our work in restoring democracy in war ravaged West African country of Liberia." Torli Krua, Seminar Graduate: Spring 2016



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"The Commonwealth Seminar is for anyone who understands the power of knowledge and the impact of networking... I truly enjoyed talking to many brilliant people with different backgrounds and learning about how... government operates." 
Saman Abazari, Seminar Graduate: Winter 2017

Some of the State's best known, most experienced political experts offer their "insider knowledge" to our Seminar students.
Members of the Seminar's Winter Class of 2017 wishing a Vanny Huot's mother a Happy Birthday, after class



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"I feel duty bound to fight for those (including my
self) whose voices have been denied or undermined at decision making levels. The Seminar challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and empowers me to take on or assert my leadership skills in spaces that are traditionally exclusive."
Vanny Huot, Seminar Graduate: Winter 2017

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"The Commonwealth Seminar is a place to have a gleam of American political life."
Henry Yongho, Seminar Graduate: Fall 2016

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"The Commonwealth Seminar puts you in a room with some of the most intelligent, passionate, and socially-active community members from across the state, stimulating cross-dialogue... Essentially, (the Seminar) is an incubator for emerging civic leaders and an incubator for the diverse future of Massachusetts." 

Christian Arthur, Seminar Graduate: Fall 2016

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"I have gained knowledge that will help me effectively advocate for my community and develop my skills as a public servant."

Fatima Nambour Jallow, Seminar Alumnus: Winter 2017
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"The Seminar changed the way I viewed my role as a 'change maker.' It empowered me to realize that we all we have the power to create change and that there is room for me in our government. The Seminar inspired and validated my choice to study government and politics in college."
Lily Tang, Seminar Intern, and Graduate: Spring 2016


  As we head toward our 15th year, the Commonwealth Seminar remains steadfast in our Core Mission of 
"Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone"

Download the 
Seminar Application
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If you would like to apply for the Seminar, but are having trouble meeting this Friday's deadline, please let us know ASAP. 

The six sessions are scheduled for:
  • Thursday, May 11th (5:30-8:15pm)
  • Wednesday, May 17th - (3:15-5:15pmThe State House)
  • Thursday, May 25th (5:30-8:15pm)
  • Thursday, June 1st (5:30-8:15pm)
  • Thursday, June 8th (5:30-8:15pm)
  • Thursday, June 15th - (3:15-5:15pmGraduation!



About the Commonwealth Seminar

The Commonwealth Seminar is a privately funded program with the mission of opening the doors of the State House. It is an intensive training program focused on teaching diverse leaders how the Massachusetts Legislature really works. Top state legislators, legislative staff, media members, and administration policymakers will introduce seminar participants to the Legislature and state government generally. By giving an insiders' view of the process, our goal is to encourage diverse leaders to become effective advocates and to pursue careers in public service.
Who Should Apply?

We are looking for leaders from communities of color and immigrant communities; and people working to directly benefit them. We place a high value on creating a seminar class that is diverse racially, ethnically, and geographically.
Successful candidates for the Commonwealth Seminar will have a basic understanding of state government and a clear desire to use the skills learned through the seminar to make positive change.
Acceptance to the seminar is decided through a competitive process. Commonwealth Seminar staff and advisers will make all final decisions about the makeup of the seminar.
More Information and Application 

Please be prepared to make a compelling argument in the application about how you fit into the Commonwealth Seminar's target student profile. For more information, and to download an application, please visit the Commonwealth Seminar website

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Asian Heritage Month!
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May was chosen as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a long and rich heritage of involvement in the history of the United States.

If you didn’t know this, consider taking the time, particularly this month of May, but also any time you learn about US history, to inquire and ask about how AAPIs have played a role in shaping the country of America.
We can, and should, be sure to include the AAPI narrative in the history of America.

The Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of MA celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with you.

About Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelve years later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebration into a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month was signed into law.
Sources: Library of Congress
Office of Minority Health

Proud to be Asian?    

Share Your Stories!

In honor of the upcoming Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month of May, AAC is partnering with NAAAP Boston to engage with our community and celebrating our Asian heritage.

1. Write your story in less than 500 words or make a video shorter than 10 minutes.
2. To submit your stories, you can: 
    a.  Send your stories to aapiheritage@naaapboston.org
    b.  Post onto the NAAAP Boston Official Facebook page

 * Deadline for submission is 5/7/2017, 8pm, ET
3. Your stories will be shared on social media and NAAAP Boston website throughout the month of  May.
Here's an example from former NAAAP Boston President Jesse Nandhavan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ki9y4GAR4 

  IT'S THAT EASY!

  Don't hesitate,   

  share your stories now!

The Asian American Commission is proud to support the 8th Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum. Please register online for this wonderful and very important event:   www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAMHF2017

Asian American Commission’s 11th Annual Unity Dinner Celebration
Friday, May 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Boston University Metcalf Hall at 
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA  02215

http://www.aacommission.org/unity-dinner/
2nd Annual AAPI Civil Rights Forum 
Friday, October 27, 2017 @
Federal Reserve Plaza

Please visit the website: 

http://bostoncivilrights.aapi.us/
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Seminar Applications Now Available!... See Below 
April 19, 2017
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An adorable photo!... Members of the latest Seminar class "share the love" to wish classmate 
Vanny Huot's mother a Happy Birthday!
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Applications for our
next Seminar session 
are being accepted

Our next Seminar Session is fast approaching, and we're already getting ready for another stellar class.

Applications are now available, and are due
Friday, April 28th at 6pm.  

We hope you'll apply, and join the over 1,200 Seminar graduates making a difference around the world.

Download our application here

Classes for our next session are scheduled for:
  • Thursday, May 11th
  • Thursday, May 18th    
  • Thursday, May 25th
  • Thursday, June 1st
  • Thursday, June 8th
  • Thursday, June 15th  Graduation!
Times & locations subject to change


New Jobs Listed!

A number of new jobs are posted in our Jobs Section, as employers begin to "ramp up" their hiring, as Fall approaches.

Here are a few which have been newly listed:

* City of Boston - Boston City Councilor 
      Michelle Wu
Position: Summer Graduate Student Policy Fellow

* Matahari Women Worker's Center (MWWC) & MA         Coalition for Domestic Workers (MCDW)
Position: Director of Policy & Organizing

* Massachusetts Port Authority (MASSPORT)
Position - Manager: Media Relations

* WGBH TV-Radio
Position - Podcast Producer: Frontline
Please click on this link to check out these and more of our newest listings.

About the Commonwealth Seminar

The Commonwealth Seminar is a privately funded program with the mission of opening the doors of the State House. It is an intensive training program focused on teaching diverse leaders how the Massachusetts Legislature really works. Top state legislators, legislative staff, media members, and administration policymakers will introduce seminar participants to the Legislature and state government generally. By giving an insiders' view of the process, our goal is to encourage diverse leaders to become effective advocates and to pursue careers in public service. 
Who Should Apply? 
We are looking for leaders from communities of color and immigrant communities; and people working to directly benefit them. We place a high value on creating a seminar class that is diverse racially, ethnically, and geographically. 
Successful candidates for the Commonwealth Seminar will have a basic understanding of state government and a clear desire to use the skills learned through the seminar to make positive change. 
Acceptance to the seminar is decided through a competitive process. Commonwealth Seminar staff and advisers will make all final decisions about the makeup of the seminar
More Information and Application 
Please be prepared to make a compelling argument in the application about how you fit into the Commonwealth Seminar's target student profile. For more information, and to download an application, please visit theCommonwealth Seminar website. 

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30th Anniversary Dim Sum Breakfast!
SAVE THE DATE
July 23-24
Liberty Mutual Invitational
ACDC's Annual Golf Getaway

New Durham, NH

Email golf@asiancdc.org for more information.

Upcoming Events

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The Unity Dinner serves to celebrate the achievements of Asian Americans around the commonwealth and to raise the funds to carry out the Commission's advocacy work. Each year's theme explores a trend that heavily influences our economical, political, and social standings.
Join us for an evening of networking and entertainment as we honor and recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions by working tirelessly to promote positive change and to ensure a greater livelihood for the communities they serve.
Asian American Commission’s 11th Annual Unity Dinner “Honoring Change Agents: Celebrating AAPI History, Progress & Achievement”  this year’s dinner theme, will highlight the extraordinary work of individuals and organizations in our Commonwealth through three award categories: Leadership for Inclusion & Diversity, Lifetime Achievement, and Community Hero.
To sponsor this event and purchase group tickets please go to:
Online Sponsorship!
Special thanks to our early sponsors:
Asian American Civic Association
East Boston Savings Bank
Eastern Bank
Element Care
Enterprise Bank
KACL -NE
Chinatown Main Street
South Cove Community Health Center
Tai Tung Pharmacy & Realty Company
Thanh V. Tran
Vietnamese American Community of MA

The sponsorship package is also available on pdf.  Sponsorshippackage.pdf

Please submit your sponsorship advertisement by Friday, May 5, 2017.  Late submission will only be accepted if you've made special accommodations with the Executive Director, Bora Chiemruom, Bora.Chiemruom@aacommisison.org.
AAPI Free Community Events:
Share your story with us! The AAC is partnering with NAAAP Boston to do a campaign to share our communities’ stories and narratives. We are asking for electronic submissions of written stories, videos, or images that highlight the Asian experience in America. Throughout the month of May, we will be highlighting these stories through our website, social media and email. Deadline for submission is 4/30/2017 @ 3pm ET. Email aapiheritage@naaapboston.org if you have any questions!

The AAC is proud to support Company One Theatre and the Boston Public Library to present:
 PEERLESS
A Boston Premiere by Jiehae Park and Directed by Steven Bogart
In Partnership with All the City’s A Stage at the Boston Public Library
April 27 – May 28, 2017 @ Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square


Colors of The Commonwealth
A Panel Discussion on Building Alliances to Combat Hate
Moderated by Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, Professor of Marketing and co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School.
Panelists: Commissioner William Evans - Boston Police Department
Genevieve Nadeau - Chief, Civil Rights Division, Office of Attorney General of Massachusetts
Kashif Syed - Community Outreach, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)
Robert Trestan – Executive Director, New England Region Anti Defamation League

Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Location: Wong Auditorium, MIT, 2 Amherst Street,Cambridge, MA 02142. The event is FREE please register online eventbrite.com Organized by The Indian American Forum for Political Education (MA Chapter) and hosted by the MIT India Program

The AAC is proud to support the Eighth Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum
Spinning Threads of Hope: Preventing Suicide in Asian Communities
Opening Remarks by: Joan Mikula, MA Dept. of Mental Health Commissioner Joan Mikula
Keynote Speech by: Monica Bharel, MA Dept. of Public Health Commissioner 
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Higgins University Center, Clark University Worcester, MA
Registration now open!   Register online at  www.surveymonkey.com/r/AAMHF2017    

If you would like to have your free community event highlighted in our next newsletter, please email to Bora.Chiemruom@aacommission.org by May 5.

Asian American Commission’s 11th Annual Unity Dinner Celebration
Friday, May 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Boston University Metcalf Hall at 
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA  02215

http://www.aacommission.org/unity-dinner/
2nd Annual AAPI Civil Rights Forum 
Friday, October 27, 2017 @
Federal Reserve Plaza

Please visit the website: 

http://bostoncivilrights.aapi.us/


Dear TAP members,

Now that we are approaching springtime, hopefully the cold snowy weather is behind us! We are excited to host some fabulous events for you in March. Come volunteer with us at Pine Street Inn and Cradles to Crayons, or spend an afternoon relaxing and playing board games with fellow TAP members, or join us for a small group discussion on what it means to be Taiwanese/Asian-American. In addition, if you're thinking about pursuing new opportunities in your career, sign up for our resume review and mock interview sessions!

We are also thrilled to announce TAP-Boston's 5th Annual Gala! Please mark your calendars and save the date: May 6, 2017. There is no doubt that it's going to be a night to remember on the red carpet with your favorite people at China Pearl!

Love,
TAP-Boston

Upcoming Events
SATURDAY 3/11, 9AM - 12PM
444 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118


Join Taiwanese American Professionals-Boston for a fun morning of volunteering! We will be partnering with Pine Street Inn, a local organization that works to end homelessness, to help prepare and serve food in their soup kitchen. Afterwards, the staff will take us on an exclusive tour to learn about their mission.

All spots are filled. Please contact Lloyd if you wish to be placed on the wait list.

Questions? Please contact Lloyd.

SATURDAY 3/18, 3 - 6PM
Millennium Place
Club Lounge
580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Come join TAP-Boston’s Board Game Afternoon to have fun with new friends! Try playing popular board games such as Risk, Catan, Chess, Exploding Kittens, Munchkins, Set, etc with your fellow TAP members. All beginners are welcome! $5 will cover the refreshments.

We have reserved the private dining room in the club lounge of Millennium Place. When you arrive, please tell the front desk that you are visiting “Li-Chung from Unit 1506 in the Club Lounge”.

Questions? Contact Justin.

SATURDAY 3/25, 10AM - 12PM
155 N Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Come volunteer with TAP-Boston at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse, where we will roll up our sleeves and help provide local children with the basic essentials they need to thrive at home and at school.

Space is limited, so sign up soon!
Questions? Please contact Lloyd.

SATURDAY 3/25, 1:30 - 4:00PM
WeWorks
745 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111

Looking to explore new job opportunities? Need to do some prep for upcoming interviews? Sign-up for a TAP PD Resume Review + Mock Interview Session.

TAP PD is hosting 1-on-1 mock interview sessions for those who would like to practice their interviewing skills and get feedback. Participants will also receive a resume review. Space is limited so it will be a first come first serve basis.

If you’re interested, RSVP below by grabbing an Eventbrite ticket and TAP's PD team will be sure to get in touch with you via email to schedule a date!  

Questions? Contact Karl.

SUNDAY 3/26, 4 - 6PM
Millennium Place
Club Lounge
580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111


What does it mean to be a Taiwanese/Asian-American living in this day and age? How do our heritage and unique life experiences shape who we are today? Join us for this small group discussion about identity, where we will connect with our fellow Taiwanese/Asian-Americans to craft and share our personal stories. Tea and treats will be provided!

This workshop will consist of a small group of 10 participants, so get your ticket soon if you haven’t already.

Questions? Contact Andrew or Anthony.

Join the TAP Book Club

Like curling up with a good book? Interested in reading and discussing novels or short stories? Come join the TAP Boston Book Club!

The TAP Boston Book Club is an online community for TAP members to chat with each other about their favorite books. Each month or so, a TAP member will lead a discussion around a book or short story of their choosing.  This month we will be talking about Ken Liu's short story Paper Menagerie.

Questions? Contact Andrew or Anthony.

How to get into Business School Webinar
(March 19 at 2pm EST)

For those of you that are considering an MBA, we have a webinar that might be of interest to you! Join Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions from Stratus Admissions Counseling as she discusses the areas that MBA admissions committees consider when evaluating applicants and walks through a month by month timeline of what applicants should be doing between now and Round 1 submission deadlines in September/October. This will be a 1 hour session; 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of Q&A. We believe this could be a really helpful resource for those who are considering an MBA in the next few years so please take advantage!

To sign-up for this free webinar, please register below: Registration Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3300444016234544898

Additional disclosure: Registering will grant you access to a link to join the webinar and a reminder email a day in advance of the webinar. You will also be on an email list that will allow Stratus Admissions Counseling to share with you additional opportunities and discounts on their services.

Questions? Contact Karl.

2017 TASF Scholarship

The Asian Pacific Community Fund is pleased to announce that TASF has 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to give to eligible high school seniors or first year college students. This is a great opportunity for Taiwanese American students to finally receive the funds they need to pursue higher education. Deadline: March 29, 2017.
 
Attached is an announcement flyer and below is an overview of the scholarship. 
 
2017 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund
 
Grants 20 - $2,500 scholarship awards to students of Taiwanese descent planning to attend a university/college in the U.S. in Fall of 2017.
 
Eligibility: 
1. United States citizen AND direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
2. High school senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
3. Plan to attend a University or College as a 1st or 2nd year full-time student in the Fall of 2017
(If selected, high school seniors must submit college acceptance letter for verification.)
4. Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school/college GPA of 3.0
5. Have a household income at or below the Federal/State/County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2015 or 2016 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
6. The scholarship is open to ALL majors
 

Save the Date: TAP-Boston 5th Annual Gala

Get ready to be entertained among the stars...who are your very own fellow TAP members! Prepare to be amazed with an evening of awards, performances, raffles, games, a multi-course banquet, and drinks planned just for you. Mark your calendars for May 6th and stay tuned for more details!

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February Updates



Join us on Saturday, February 25th from 1:00PM-3:00PM at AARW (42 Charles Street | Suite D, Dorchester, MA 02122) for our monthly membership meeting. Let's come together to hold space with each other. We'll be taking this time to identify and assess what are our needs, and also where is people's energy lying at this particular moment in time.  If you are interested and plan to attend, please take a couple minutes to fill out this RSVP form.  This will help us identify some logistics for snacks, access needs, etc.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact kevin@aarw.org.  For more information and/or updates, see our FB event for the meeting.   

Panel Discussion: National Security & Civil Liberties 1942 and 2017
If you are not able to join us at our February member meeting, we encourage our members to attend this panel discussion.  The panel will be taking place from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the MIT Media Lab | Bartos Theater (20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02139).

The program will be invocated by Hoda Elsharkawi.  Moderated by Kenneth Oye, the panel will reflect on the 75th anniversary of incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and on threats to targeted ethnic and religious groups today.  Panelists include Paul Watanabe, Margie Yamamoto, Barbara J. Dougan, Nadeem Mazen and others
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Sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies Starr Forum, New England Chapter/Japanese American Citizens League's Day of Remembrance, and Asian American Studies Program/UMass Boston.  Free Admission.



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Boston Women's March - Join Us!
 
In solidarity with The Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21st, marches are being organized all over the world including the Boston Women's March. Show your support by joining us this Saturday!

What: Boston Women's March
Where: Boston Common
When: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will meet in front of the Foundation near Park Street Station at 10:30 am!

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