Just a quick reminder about this Wednesday night's (6/28) reception to support my friend Lydia Edwards, as she runs for Boston City Council, District 1 (see below & attached for details).

As I've mentioned, Lydia is a proven leader and advocate for the most vulnerable, and we would be fortunate to have her as a member of Boston's City Council.  An attorney who has worked tirelessly (and passed legislation!) to help women workers, Lydia has been serving as the Deputy Director of Housing Stability for the City of Boston

You may remember that Lydia ran a fantastic race for State Senate last year, which launched her as one of the new faces of MA politics.  Now she has her sights set on the District One Council seat which includes East Boston, Charlestown, the Waterfront and the North End, and she needs our help.

Please join us this Wednesday when I'll be joining Attorney Nicole Bluefort in hosting a fundraiser for Lydia.  Here are the event details (below and attached):

~ A Reception to Support Lydia Edwards ~
Where: 10 Winter Place, Boston 02108 (The Law Offices of Nicole M. Bluefort)
When: THIS Wednesday, June 28th (6:00-8:00PM)

... for more information about Lydia, please visit: www.LydiaEdwards.org

I hope you'll join me in supporting Lydia in this endeavor.  Please feel free to share this invitation with your network to anyone you think might be able to join us. https://secure.actblue.com /donate/leverettwing17

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If you'd like to further explore yesterday's discusison at the Nielsen Briefing, our latest report, "Asian American Women: Digitally Fluent with an Intercultural Mindset" is available for download. You can find it on the Nielsen website here.

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

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Seminar Graduation Invitation

June 12, 2017
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Join us this Wednesday (6/14) 

for our Seminar Graduation, 
Keynote Speaker: Shirley Leung, 
Boston Globe Columnist


Come meet our newest Seminar graduates, this Wednesday!

We hope you can join us for the Graduation of our newest Commonwealth Seminar class at the State House - Room 222 this Wednesday, June 14th (3:15-5:15pm), and meet the soon-to-be newest members of our Seminar family!

Then meet us at Scholar's Boston Bistro (25 School Street, Boston) from 5:30-7pm, for our Graduation Reception, and celebrate with our newest alumni.

Our latest class includes:
- A mother of two, born in the Congo, whose goal is to be a pro-bono lawyer for immigrants

- An entrepreneur looking to challenge racial stereotypes

- A former "aspiring rapper" who works in the mental health field with immigrant children
- The daughter of Palestinian immigrants who changed career paths after the November elections
- The aspiring activist, and wife of a New American, who was inspired into action by the March for Women
- A first-generation immigrant from South Korea who has become a respected doctor and leader in the community, and...
... Over a dozen other students with incredibly unique stories, visions and dreams.

Shirley Leung, Boston Globe
We're excited that respected Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung will be the Keynote Speaker at our Seminar Graduation.   

Shirley was formerly the Globe's Business Editor for six years where she oversaw its daily and Sunday coverage, while also producing the Globe 100 and Top Places to Work magazines.

In addition to writing columns for the Globe each Wednesday and Friday, Shirley also appears every Friday on Boston Public Radio at WGBH 89.7 FM and is a regular contributor to New England Cable NewsWGBH­TV's "Greater Boston," and "Beat the Press."

We're thrilled that she'll be sharing her experiences and perspectives at this Wednesday's graduation.  We hope to see you at the State House!

About the Commonwealth Seminar

The Commonwealth Seminar is a privately funded, non-partisan program with the mission of "opening the doors of government to everyone". 

With over 1,200 graduates since our inception in 2003, we offer an intensive training program focused on teaching diverse leaders how the Massachusetts Legislature really works to under serviced and under-represented communities. 

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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AWFH's Annual Meeting 

Date: June 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Impact Hub Boston, 17th Floor Hercules Room

Come and meet our staff and volunteers! Celebrate our accomplishments and see what we have in store for the future!

*Please update your AWFH Subscriber Profile. The first 10 people to update will receive an AWFH T-shirt (value at $20), redeemable at the Annual Meeting.

RSVP by Friday, June 9 by contacting Chien-Chi Huang.
RSVP Today!
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Upcoming Events


Financial Workshop

June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
50 Milk St. CIC 5th floor Meridian Room, Boston, MA 02109
Summer is right around the corner, which means it is vacation season!  But once summer is over, how will you replenish your budget?
The Member Relations Committee (co-sponsored by Women in NAAAP WIN) is hosting a financial workshop series that will cover all aspects of how you can make your money work for you! 
The first financial workshop will show how you can sharpen your spending and saving strategy! You will learn more about setting personal financial goals, balancing savings, spending and borrowing to achieve your goals, as well as controlling debt and improving credit scores and more. 
  • Free admission
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Meet an experienced financial advisor from Edward Jones
  • Get personal advice from a personal financial advisor
Don't miss this great opportunity to get fit FINANCIALLY!!!  

Prevention and Management

Sunday June 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Faxon Park (meet at the playground)
127 Faxon Park Road, Qunicy MA
Join us for a free discussion and playgroup event! Share ideas about different approaches to preventing tantrums; and if you can’t prevent them, to managing tantrums.  These shared approaches will help you develop the best relationship with your kids. Optional lunch at Quincy restaurant afterwards.
For more information about the NAAAP SPIN program, see http://www.naaap.org/programs/successful-parents-in-naaap/ and contact Joanna Jung for Boston NAAAP, Joanna.Jung@NAAAPBoston.ORG


Thursday, June 8th & 22nd, 6:30-8:00 PM EST
CIC, 50 Milk St, 16th Floor, Edison Room, Boston, MA 02109
Looking to be a better communicator?  Want to deliver amazing presentations?  NAAAP Toastmasters Club provides a friendly and supportive environment for you to grow as a leader.  Recently awarded Select Distinguished distinction from Toastmasters International, the club is open to the public and everyone is welcome.  Join us and take the next step in actualizing your potential today!

Past Events

2017 Future Leader Scholarship Awards Luncheon 

The Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who attended or supported our 2017 Future Leader Scholarship Awards Luncheon on May 20th! Our three sponsors, the Richard and Chou Lee Scholarship Fund, Liberty Mutual, and NAAAP Boston, made it possible for three well-deserving students to each receive an award of $5,000 for their college expenses. If you would like to volunteer with us, please contact scholarship@naaapboston.org. Donations can be made into next year's fund here. Please remember to keep an eye out for upcoming Scholarship fundraisers and events!

State Street Annual Asian Heritage Festival 

NAAAP Boston participated at State Street's Annual Asian Heritage Festival. The event was hosted by State Street's Asian Professionals' Association. State Street is one of NAAAP's prominent sponsors. 


Volunteer Leadership Positions

For more information on our job postings, please contact recruiting@naaapboston.org.


Positions from Partner Companies

For more information on our job postings, please contact corporaterelations@naaapboston.org


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Dear TAP members,

Happy June! Thanks to you, we wrapped up Spring with a very successful Bowling Night, Chinese board game afternoon, and a Lincoln Farm Food Project event. For this month, we are thrilled to offer a variety of events, so be sure to read on for more details!

In addition, we will be transitioning to a new board this summer. Are you interested in getting more involved in TAP Boston? Applications for open positions are now live, so if you'd like to join the team and make a difference in this community, click here for more info.

TAP Boston

Upcoming Events

SATURDAY 6/10, 7:45 - 10AM
351 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Join us in serving the Boston Asian American community by distributing food with the Ricesticks and Tea Food Pantry! We will be involved in setting up, preparing food for distribution, bagging food, and distributing the food to the families in need.

(The distribution of food will take place in the basement of the church. The entrance to the basement is in an alleyway between the church and the building next to it on the Arlington St. side of the church.)

RSVP here before all the spots are taken!
Questions? Contact Lloyd.

THURSDAY 6/22, 6:30 - 8:30PM
310 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Join Li-Chung (Social Committee Chair) and Anthony (Cultural Committee Chair) and your fellow TAP members for an evening of dining and great conversation!

We will be hosting this month's dinner series at PAGU: a Japanese tapas restaurant with Taiwanese influence opened by, Taiwanese American, Tracy Chang. Come indulge in some fine dining while meeting new friends and learning more about TAP-Boston.

Your $5 event fee will go towards shared appetizers for the table.
Questions? Contact Li-Chung or Anthony.
SATURDAY 6/24, 2 - 5PM
Langone Park
542 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

Looking to break a sweat and getting in some exercise in this summer? Come join TAP-Boston to play kickball in the beautiful Langone Park. This will be a relaxed social atmosphere – no prior experience needed and all beginners are welcome! We will also be serving ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s. The flavors are coffee cookies & cream and cookies & cream – so bring your sweet tooth!

*Short walk (10 min) from the North Station (green and orange) T stop.

Your $5 entry fee includes bottled water and ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s!

Questions? Contact Li-Chung.

SUNDAY 6/25, 2 - 6PM
Millennium Place
580 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

What better way to spend a beautiful weekend than by watching the movies? Come join TAP in watching Edward Yang's magnum opus, Yi Yi!

From Roger Ebert: "[Yi Yi] is a portrait of three generations of a Taiwan family, affluent and successful, but haunted by lost opportunities and doubts about the purpose of life."

Yi Yi won the 2000 National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Picture, as well as the Cannes Best Director Award and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

To guarantee seats, please sign up on Eventbrite and e-mail Anthony Wu with your confirmation.

Questions? Contact Anthony.

Extracurricular with TAP-Boston

Like curling up with a good book? Interested in reading and discussing novels or short stories? Come join the TAP Boston Book Club!
Questions? Contact Andrew or Anthony.
The weather is getting better! Are you interested in getting together to play basketball, tennis, or table tennis?
Message Li-Ming and get added to the Facebook interest group!

Join TAP Boston's Board!

Interested in working more closely with TAP Boston's board to plan events and make a difference in the Taiwanese community in Boston? Click here for the application!

June Newsletter

AARW just finished up an exciting APA Heritage Month with many programming efforts, from the launch of our immigration story project, to BAAFF's annual Short Waves film competition, to a Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence workshop, to a mixed race discussion, and so much more! We hope you will join us as we continue some of these projects and build community this summer!

Become a member today!

Join AARW as a member. Find more information here!

AARW's Annual Grill Off!

We will be sending out an email with more details next week but save the date for July 22nd at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline! 

AARW's Fundraising Campaign is still going strong!

We have raised over $10,000 so far, and we are pushing on for one more week! Help us raise $15,000 in honor of APA Heritage Month, and AARW's long legacy of community work!

Lotux: A New Initiative 

Are you interested in exploring and/or experimenting with creative expression through drag?
AARW will be supporting a new project initiative that will be starting up this month - Lotux.

The purpose of this project is to create a space for AAPI folks to explore their understanding of gender through the art of drag.  Through workshops, discussions, individual and group performances, and direct action, Lotux aims to build a Pan-Asian drag group committed to organizing and social justice.

If you have questions and/or are interested in getting involved, please feel free to contact kevin@aarw.org.

Political Conversation Series

API Political Conversation Series is a non-meeting, non-agenda space for Asian-Pacific Islander people (anyone who identifies as a part of this umbrella term are welcome i.e. mixed race people, South West Asian/Middle Eastern folx) to get together and grow their politics without the pressure of goals, deliverables or movement.

Our next gathering will be on June 15th in Jamaica Plain! Email janhavi@aarw.org to get involved or host or learn more!

Upcoming Community Fundraisers

Saturday, June 17th - Chinatown Youth Initiative Bike-a-thon!
Join us to support our friends & partners at the Chinese Progressive Association! AARW has a team, join here!

Saturday, June 24th - 12:00PM-8:00PM | Lobster Trumps Hate: 4th Annual Maine Lobster Feed in JP
Join us for our 4th annual Maine Lobster Feed in Jamaica Plain!

Tickets available at http://bit.do/lobstertrumpshate
Only 2 weeks left to buy tickets!

All proceeds benefit Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW)Black and Pink (Boston), Haymarket People's Fund, and Student Immigrant Movement (SIM).

Lobster dinner with Maine picnic sides and everyone's favorite blueberry pie. Beer and wine donation bar.
Don't like lobster? You won't be left out. Options include steamed clams, barbecue chicken or grilled vegan sausage.

Immigration Story Project

We are launching an immigration story project as a way for members to capture and share their family's history of migration. The project is still being formed, but we hope to roll out an online platform for folks to upload pictures, text, video, and voice recordings over the next month. 

We hosted a kickoff last week and hope to continue to bring people together in person as well to share these stories. Email kevin@aarw.org if you are excited about helping think about the next steps for this project!
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