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2010 Advancing Justice Conference (AAPIs United In Strength) June 23-25 Alexandria, VA

2010 Advancing Justice Conference

Coming up next month!

June 23 – June 25, 2010

“The Advancing Justice Conference is a national civil rights and social justice conference that aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders in one place to address a broad range of issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. It serves as a unique forum where researchers, advocates, direct service providers and other leaders can meet face-to-face, talk about their common challenges and find ways to work collaboratively.

The Advancing Justice Conference is a joint project by the Asian American Institute (Chicago), Asian American Justice Center (Washington, D.C.), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles).”

AJC Workshop Tracks include:

Register online by June 2nd for their early bird discount
http://www.advancingjustice.org/2010/registration

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Advancing Justice Conference, AAPIs Building New Foundations for Civil Rights ~ 10/29 – 10/30 in LA

Featured panelists at this event include speakers from some of the NGEC’s OFP organizations:  KGA, SAN, KRC, & CPA!

Visit the Advancing Justice site for all the details and scroll down for more information on specific workshops.

Advancing Justice 2009

“The Advancing Justice Conference is an inaugural national civil rights and social justice conference, expected to draw several hundred individuals from across the country. The conference aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders in one place to address a broad range of issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. It serves as a unique forum where researchers, advocates, direct service providers and other leaders can meet face-to-face, talk about their common challenges and find ways to work collaboratively.

Taking place over two days, the conference covers a variety of issues including: immigration reform and enforcement, immigrant integration, human rights, civil rights and national security, health care, Census 2010, redistricting, low-wage workers, hate crimes, and LGBT rights. It also includes presentations on corporate and foundation fundraising, new media, community organizing, board and commission participation, capacity building, and intergroup collaboration.

The Advancing Justice Conference is a joint project by the Asian American Institute (Chicago), Asian American Justice Center (Washington, D.C.), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco) and Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles).”

A few workshops to note:

Civil Rights at the Intersections of Gender Identity, Sexuality, Immigration and Race

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 2:15 – 3:45
Place: Room 6, First Floor
Workshop Track: Civil & Human Rights

This workshop will explore intersections between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) struggles and the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights agenda, with a goal of promoting greater inclusion of LGBT issues by Asian American and Pacific Islander allied organizations and advocates. Speakers will cover issues such as the parallels between the efforts to ban marriage between same-sex partners and earlier laws prohibiting interracial marriage, the similar struggles of undocumented immigrants and transgender individuals, and the efforts to raise the concerns of same-sex binational couples in both the marriage equality and immigration reform movements. An allied organization will also discuss its challenges to support LGBT issues in a community that is highly religious.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center is a California State Bar certified provider of MCLE credits and this workshop has been approved for 1 hour of credit. To receive California MCLE credit, attorneys must pay an additional $10 per workshop that offers MCLE credit. Payment collected separately onsite.

Speakers:

Ben de Guzman
Co-Director of Programs
National Queer API Alliance
Yongho Kim
Civic Participation Coordinator
Korean Resource Center
Hector Vargas
Deputy Director, Education and Public Affairs
Lambda Legal
Karin Wang
Vice President of Programs
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
(Workshop Moderator)
Doreena Wong
Co-Founder
Asian/Pacific Islander Queer Women/Transgender Activists
Shin-Ming Wong
Helpline Attorney
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Organizing Low-Wage Workers and Fighting for Justice

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Place: Room 3, First Floor

Asian immigrant workers throughout the United States face numerous obstacles to fair wages, equal treatment and safe and healthy working conditions. In response, low-wage workers and their advocates have fought for justice through the courts, governmental agencies and organizing. Advocates focusing on problems in the taxi industry, home care workers, guestworkers and restaurant workers will share the effective strategies they have successfully engaged to address the unique challenges facing each community.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center is a California State Bar certified provider of MCLE credits and this workshop has been approved for 1 hour of credit. To receive California MCLE credit, attorneys must pay an additional $10 per workshop that offers MCLE credit. Payment collected separately onsite.

Speakers:

Yungsuhn Park
Staff Attorney
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
(Workshop Moderator)
Jennifer Rosenbaum
Legal Director
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice
Sentayehu Silassie
Founder
Los Angeles Taxi Workers Alliance
Aquilina Soriano
Executive Director
Pilipino Workers Center
Alex Tom
Co-Director
Chinese Progressive Association

National Security and Civil Rights

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Place: Room 5, First Floor

Since September 11, 2001, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Americans (AMEMSA) have come face to face with racial and religious discrimination with disturbing regularity. From the workplace to schools to the United States border, these communities are subjected to higher levels of scrutiny and suspicion in the name of national security. This workshop will showcase how community members and advocates are working to reverse the trends in laws, policies and attitudes that have endangered the civil rights and civil liberties of all.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center is a California State Bar certified provider of MCLE credits and this workshop has been approved for 1 hour of credit. To receive California MCLE credit, attorneys must pay an additional $10 per workshop that offers MCLE credit. Payment collected separately onsite.

Speakers:

Sameer Ahmed
Skadden Fellow
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Veena Dubal
Staff Attorney
Asian Law Caucus
(Workshop Moderator)
Nadeen Elshorafa
Organizer
Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Hamid Khan
Executive Director
South Asian Network

Capacity Building For Small Organizations

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 2:15 – 3:45
Place: Room 5, First Floor
Workshop Track: Capacity Building

Small community-based organizations often have challenges in getting off the ground, particularly in difficult economic times. This session will discuss board development and volunteer management tools to enable small organizations to grow and expand.

Speakers:

Jury Candelario
Director
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
Deborah Ching
Principal
Nonprofit Consulting Group
Preeti Kulkarni
Board Member
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress
Tuyet Le
Executive Director
Asian American Institute
(Workshop Moderator)

Don’t be Left Behind: Get the Buzz on Integrating New Media Techniques into Your Work

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 2:15 – 3:45
Place: Room 5, First Floor

The Obama Campaign revolutionized online communications that ultimately led him and his team to the White House. In California’s gubernatorial race, candidates have already demonstrated the importance of this phenomenon as they announce their candidacy. From galvanizing the community to outreaching to potential donors, online communications are becoming more essential to organizational success. It offers community-based organizations timely and cost-effective opportunities to reach their target audiences. It’s not just a trend of the future; it has established itself as the 21st century industry standard. How can your organization develop these mediums to reach its goals? Where does your organization start? Where can it improve? Join us to answer these questions and learn about how your organization can use this interactive, participatory medium—such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, action alerts, YouTube and podcasts—to build fresh communications strategies and strengthen constituent support. Participants will learn about online communications tools available at minimal or no cost, gain insight into which online techniques will best meet your goals, receive materials and recommendations for further resources, and participate in a world-class discussion with the industry’s experts.

Speakers:

Ted Fang
Editor/Publisher
AsianWeek
Keith Kamisugi
Director of Communications
Equal Justice Society
Peter Swing
Director of Communications and Donor Relations
Asian Law Caucus
(Workshop Moderator)
Jen Wang
Co-Creator
DISGRASIAN.com
Phil Yu
Creator and Editor
AngyAsianMan.com

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