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.
APAPA Bay Area Chapter