APAPA Bay Area
A Message from the Chapter President
Since our inception in 2008, the Bay Area Chapter (BAC) has been active in promoting the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through Town Halls and Candidates Debate Forum in the greater SF Bay Area.
More importantly our chapter has concentrated on forming coalitions and co-sponsoring these events with fellow Asian American organizations: CAPA Community Education Fund, Citizen for a Better Community, Vision New America, Organization of Chinese Americans, API Caucus, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay.... to name a few.
In 2011 BAC continues our partnership effort with the Asian Business Alliance, Parents for Great Education, KTSF, De Anza College, De Anza Student Senate, and the Chamber of Commerce of Hayward, Fremont and Cupertino in putting on the following programs. We also want to thank FCSN and Chabot College for providing their space and, John Chiang's and Mona Pasquel's office for working with us.
The San Francisco Chapter was also formed in 2011 and was instrumental in conducting three Town Halls featuring the SF Mayoral Candidates.
In 2012 the Bay Area Region was formed incorporating the Bay Area Chapter, the San Francisco Chapter and the Collegiate Council Chapter. Our main initiative this year is to support the 1882 project (http://www.1882project.org), conduct election year local Candidates Debates and to help celebrate the API Month on May 24, 2012 at the San Francisco City Hall hosted by mayor Edwin Lee.
With your support we are pretty confident that BAR will thrive and be of service to API Americans.
Photos from APAPA-BAR events:
APAPA-BAC's Coctail Mixer, Music & Awards: Come join the APAPA-SF chapter as we salute the API women who are serving as public leaders in San Francisco. With a special spotlight on San Francisco’s new Assessor-Recorder, Carmen Chu, the event will pay tribute to the San Francisco’s pioneering API women who serve in public office. Guests will enjoy stunning waterfront views of the San Francisco Bay, while sampling handcrafted appetizers and drinks. Doors will open at 5:30PM, and a suggested donation of $20 will be collected at the door. All funds raised will go towards the 2013 APAPA Internship Program.
APAPA's Bay Area Region is offering Internships: The APAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland area is designed to prepare college students of Asian Pacific Islander background to become future leaders in the State of California. This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged by working in the offices of elected leaders and corporations. Download the application packet for more information. Deadline is May 1, 2013.
Fred Korematsu Day “Heroes” Celebration:
APAPA's San Francisco Chapter (APAPA-SFC) Board of Directors has been added to this page (scroll down). Click the names to see detailed biographies.
APAPA-BAR graduated its inaugural class of 20 college interns at its First Annual San Francisco Intern Graduation Ceremony, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala on Thursday, August 30, 2012. Photos of the event are posted in the APAPA Gallery.
Cupertino-APAPA Town Hall Meeting sponsored by APAPA-BAR and featuring Congressmember Judy Chu was on August 17, 2012, at the Cupertino Community Hall.
Albert Wang MD, Chair
David Chai, San Mateo Outreach, Redistricting Issues, OCA
Albert Chang, San Francisco Outreach
Joon Lee, President
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