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APIsCAN Honored by Assembly Member Mike Eng

APIsCAN extends sincerest gratitude to Assembly Member Mike Eng for recognizing APIsCAN as one of his honoree's at his 49th Assembly District Legacy Awards ceremony, held on November 15th.

Assembly Member Eng is a rare breed of elected official of the best kind. There is depth and breadth to his work. A very small sampling of what Mr. Eng has accomplished in his role in the state assembly includes:

  • AB 189: that requires community input before districts determined which adult education programs would be funded.
  • The "State of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders in California” reports which is a series of reports that aim to provide policymakers and stakeholder groups with a clearer snapshot of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders (AA and NHOPI) in California, in partnership with UCLA's MRP.
  • San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority: Assemblyman Eng’ San Gabriel Valley water legislation and increases in funding for groundwater cleanup of the Main San Gabriel Basin.
  • AB 1156, landmark anti-bullying legislation, initiated by the Bowles family.
  • AB 1088 (co-sponsored by AACRE, APALC, and APIsCAN!) which requires two state agencies to disaggregate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander data. A model for other departments to follow.

While APisCAN will miss Assembly Member Eng, we are confident that our partnership in advocacy and activism will only broaden as Mr. Eng embarks on new challenges.

This is simply a modest note of thanks and recognition. The fight continues.

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How we can stand alongside our Sikh sisters and brothers

On Sunday, I contact my dear friend and colleague, Nitasha Sawhney right away. What to say? I say very little. She does too.

And over the past few days, searching for how to respond: WHAT TO DO. Nitasha and I talk more tonight.

Here are a few ideas. Will you share yours too?

  1. If you are a person of faith: continue fervent prayers for the families, the Sikh community, and for justice.
  2. If there are places to gather, such as a vigil or march: go. Here is a list of gatherings: http://www.kaurista.com/events/
  3. Post and share as much and as often as you can. More people need to know about this.
  4. To show support, for more information, or to provide resources for those in need, contact:

www.saldef.org/
http://www.saalt.org/
www.sikhcoalition.org/
jakara.nationbuilder.com/

link for donations: http://www.indiegogo.com/Milwaukee-Sikh?c=home

 
API Incarceration Disparities Report from Mike Eng's Office

This long-awaited publication, which was produced in collaboration with the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Multicampus Research Program, focuses specifically on the disparities and challenges diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander (AA and NHOPI) subgroups face in the state’s criminal justice system.

The topic could not be more important and timely. With the implementation of the state’s Public Safety Realignment policy and continuing fiscal cutbacks to state programs, the needs of AA and NHOPI communities is an important issue to study and act upon. The challenges are great, especially for individuals from non-dominant racial and cultural communities, including many immigrant groups, which historically have been underserved and disproportionately burdened.

Download Report here

 
2012 API POLICY SUMMIT: iADVOCATE

2012 API Summit

2012 API SUMMIT: iADVOCATE Call To Action Video Contest

 
2012 Problem Gambling Training Summit

The Office of Problem Gambling, in partnership with UCLA Gambling Studies Program, is happy to announce registration for the 2012 Problem Gambling Training Summit. Registration is open. The Summit is an annual training to provide the latest information on problem and compulsive gambling and is open to anyone who is interested in attending. This year’s theme is “Building a Foundation for Multi-cultural Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment Services.” The Summit will include presentations appropriate for: health care providers, CPGTSP providers, nonprofit organizations, community leaders & organizations, alcohol & other drug agencies, the recovery community, gambling industry personnel, governmental leaders, law enforcement personnel and the general public. The Summit will be held in San Diego, CA and the deadline to register is February 17, 2012.

Attached, you will find a flyer and registration form for the 2012 Problem Gambling Training Summit Registration in San Diego.

FREE Registration
FREE Continuing education units

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A Catalyst for Change

We are a catalyst for public policy and community development that promotes health, social, and economic equity for the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities through organizing, collaboration, leadership development and education.

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