AALDEF Honors Dale Minami, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn and Sandra Leung with 2009 Justice in Action Awards March 26.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, in New York City on Thursday, March 26, 2009.
Four special individuals will be presented with 2009 JUSTICE IN ACTION Awards:
New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-authors and human rights activists; Sandra Leung, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and Dale Minami, civil rights attorney and co-founder of AALDEF.
ABC News Correspondent Juju Chang and Columbia Journalism Professor Sree Sreenivasan will emcee.
Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and BD Wong will be special guests.
The Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception followed by the JUSTICE IN ACTION Awards ceremony, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction.
Tables of ten, available at $35,000, $20,000, $15,000, and $10,000, include a VIP reception. Individual tickets start at $500.
First-Time Voters Voted Overwhelmingly for President-Elect Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today hailed the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's (AALDEF) exit poll results as strong evidence of the growing strength of the Asian American vote.
The responses of nearly 17,000 Asian American voters in 11 states showed that they voted for Barack Obama by more than a 3 to 1 margin, and supported other Democratic candidates, making the differences in key contested states in the historic November 2008 presidential elections.
"The differences we make may be marginal compared to other constituency groups, but we are talking about a presidential race where the margins truly mattered," said Eunsook Lee, APIAVote board co-chair. "When we are mobilized, we can determine a race, whether local, state, or national. We applaud AALDEF's efforts to capture the phenomenon of Asian American voters, and encourage media outlets and polling experts to work with us in ensuring that we are accurately represented in sampling and exit polling."
"AALDEF results indicate that AAPI voter turnout can determine whether or not a candidate wins or loses. The growing strength and increased participation of Asian Americans is evident in this exit poll," said Vida Benavides, APIAVote executive director. "These results also show that political parties can do much more in outreaching to our AAPI community needs, which are not very much different from...
Upcoming Activities from members of http://SAVEOURCHINATOWN.org:
- Tues., May 12 at 5:45 p.m., Revoke the Vote Demonstration; City Council Public Comments session begins at 6:30 p.m.
- Sat., May 16:
- 6th Annual Riverside International Drum, Mask, and Dance Festival, White Park, 12 noon - 7 pm, SOCC table 12 noon - 4 pm
- Old Riverside Foundation Vintage Home Tour event. SOCC will staff a table 10 am - 4 pm at the non-profit area in the Courtyard Marriott on University Avenue (near ORF's Weber House).
- Mon., May 18, 6-8 pm, 1503 Humanities & Social Sciences (HMSS 1503). For Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SOCC will co-sponsor a film screening and Q&A session with UC Riverside's Asian Pacific Student Programs for When They All Still Lived. Admission: free to all.
1. The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) filed a Writ of Mandamus on April 22, 2009 against the Superior Court of the State of California and the Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC) in an attempt to overturn the Preliminary Injunction issued by the Court on March 20, 2009, Judge Sharon Waters presiding. The SOCC trial date has been moved from June 20 to July 9 at 9:30 a.m.
2. Join us for the Revoke the Vote demonstration! The image of George Wong, the last caretaker of Chinatown, will appear once again on May 12 when we will urge Riverside City Council to rescind its approval of the...
Download the application at http://www.capal.org/ee/pages/index.php?/Programs/index
In addition to the eight (8) Fed Govt summer Internships with stipends at the Dept. of Agriculture in Washington D.C., The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is also offering two $2,000 scholarships.
Deadlines for applying:
The eight (8) summer internships, each with $2,000 stipend: April 17, 2009
Two CAPAL scholarships: May 1, 2009
WASHINGTON D.C. PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 17 OR UNTIL FILLED
Position Title: Paid Federal Government Internship Opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) (eight internships available). APAs include South and Southeast Asians, East Asians, as well as Pacific Islanders.
Duties/Job Description: The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will place eight (8) summer interns in the U.S. Federal Government. These internship positions are open to ALL MAJORS, and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. Specifically, CAPAL offers a diverse set of opportunities for acquiring public policy and management skills at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Depending on your interests and placement, your duties could vary from policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business, law, communication, and more. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences on the application, and those selected will be placed based on their interests...
Hurry - Apply for an AAJA Internship Grant before Friday April 24th!
The Asian American Journalists Association is doing a final push for students to apply for our internship grants this year. Please help us get the word out to your student members. Here's what we have:
1) Print and Online News Grants: Internship grants of up to $2,000 to students. Made possible by the Chicago Tribune Foundation and the William Woo Internship Fund.
2) Broadcast News Grants: Internship Grants of up to $2,500. Made possible by the scholarship fund of Lloyd LaCuesta and the late Sam Chu Lin. The Sam Chu Lin grant is open to males and females and the Lloyd LaCuesta grant will go to a male student.
3) Stanford Chen Internship Grants: Two grants of $3,000 each to college students who are interns at small to medium-size media.
The deadline for is Friday, April 24th. Apply here: http://www.aaja.org/programs/for_students/#journalisminternshipgrants
Student Programs Coordinator
Asian American Journalists Association
1182 Market Street, Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102