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(Sharing some reflections from our recent convening – written by Megan Powers, NGEC’s Capacity Building Manager in Minnesota.)
A question bubbled up among many during NGEC’s recent OFP cohort convening in New Orleans: How can a group help to create and harness a community’s identity?
After viewing “A Village Called Versailles”, visiting with New Orleans residents and organizers, and much discussion, cohort participants noted that part of the success of the neighborhood’s organizing work can be attributed to a strong sense of community identity.
AAPIP’s Metropolitan Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter, in conjunction with the Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, published the first guide for funders on nonprofits serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our region.
For more information on API-serving 501(c)3’s in the area, or to download the catalogue, click on the image to the right or email DCaapipdirectory@gmail.com.
Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website for full details: http://apcf.org/index.php/news
The Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) in partnership with Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) is seeking nominations for young individuals and organizations that have exemplified outstanding support for the Asian Pacific Islander community through their leadership and philanthropic efforts.
Two individuals and two organizations will receive awards. All nominees will be recognized. The awards will be presented at the 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards to be held in early March. Completed nomination packages must be received by 5:00 P.M., Monday, January 25, 2010.
Apply online, or send all forms by mail to:
ATTN: ELP Recognition Awards, 1145 Wilshire Blvd. 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, or by fax to: (213) 624-6406.
For more information about the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Recognition Awards, contact Kristina Ramos, Marketing Associate of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, at (213) 624-6400 x4
More information available at Asian Pacific Community Fund’s website http://apcf.org/index.php/news
Asian American activist and author, Lora Jo Foo, will be doing a reading from her most recent book, Earth Passages: Journey through Childhood, on Friday, August 21 at 6:30 pm at the Loft Literary Center.
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, August 14, 2009 to Margie Andreason at email@example.com
For more information, contact: Bo Thao, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: (612) 729-1994
Lora Jo Foo has a special connection to AAPIP. She led the Ford Foundation research that resulted in her first book, Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Civil and Human Rights Advocacy. After the book was published, AAPIP worked with Lora to take this book across the country on a listening tour that resulted in the development of the National Gender and Equity Campaign.
AAPIP supports Lora’s work now because her newest book, Earth Passages: Journey through Childhood, is about her memories as a daughter, woman, and activist seeking change that aligns with what AAPIP is trying to highlight and change through its work now.
The event is optional. It’s free and will have some light refreshments. We encourage you to let others you know about this event who may be interested.
About Lora Jo Foo A garment worker at age 11 and a union organizer for eight years in the garment and hotel industries, Lora Jo Foo became an attorney representing low wage workers in sweatshop industries. She litigated numerous groundbreaking cases on their behalf. She co-founded Sweatshop Watch and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. In 2002, she published her first book, Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy. A gifted photographer, Foo has photographed throughout the United States and world. She has exhibited her nature photographs in galleries and at fine art fairs in the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives. She stopped litigating in 2000 and returned to her roots as an organizer. She also returned to school and received her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2002. Most recently she was the organizing director of a major California union. In 2004 and 2008, she was the National Voting Rights Protection Coordinator for the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.
About the Book Earth Passages: Journeys through Childhood consists of 28 vignettes and 53 color nature photographs, and tells the story of the author growing up in the inner city ghetto of San Francisco’s Chinatown – in poverty, in a housing project, at the age of 11 sewing in a garment sweatshop. In the girl’s rare escapes into the woods she discovers a magical world so unlike the ghetto in which she lives. The stories from childhood are paired with color nature photographs taken by the author as an adult. The stories are terse, pithy and powerful. They transform and imbue the very beautiful nature photographs with a much more complicated, almost bittersweet meaning.
Event Sponsors: Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (National Gender and Equity Campaign), AAPIP-MN Chapter, Full Thought Inc., Loft Literary Center
Co-Hosts: Margie Andreason, Brian Grandison, Kaohly Her, Angelique Kedem, Kathy Jefferson, Laura Lablanc, Megan Powers, David Nicholson, Bo Thao, Bill Thurston, and Lorri Todd