September 2021

Upcoming Events!



Picnic with TAP @ Boston Commons
Date & Time: Sunday, September 19, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
LocationBoston Commons

Come join TAP-Boston for a picnic at Boston Common! Tickets are $5 and will go towards shared snacks and drinks that we'll be providing.

As the event gets closer, we'll send out details to registered attendees with information about the location in the park we'll be gathering. For any questions, feel free to reach out to alex.wu@tap-boston.org.

We are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine). We will check for proof of vaccination (COVID-19 vaccination card or photo of COVID-19 vaccination card) at the event and will refuse entry if you do not comply with this requirement.

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TAPpy Hour @ 730 Tavern
Date & Time: Thursday, September 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

TAPpy Hour is back!

Join us at 730 Tavern in Central Square to kick off the fall with our September TAPpy Hour. It'll be a great time to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and hear about some of the exciting events we have coming up! We'll have a section of the venue reserved exclusively for our group with open airflow by the window if the weather permits. Tickets are $5 and will go towards raffle tickets for prizes to be announced at the event. Be sure to get your ticket early! Otherwise, tickets will be $10 at the door.

We are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine). We will check for proof of vaccination (COVID-19 vaccination card or photo of COVID-19 vaccination card) at the event and will refuse entry if you do not comply with this requirement.

TAPpy Hour is back!

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The EDGE Program: A Rewarding Mentorship Opportunity!
Deadline for application: Friday, October 1, 23:59 PM
Application Link: click here

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Want to shape the next Taiwanese American generation into better leaders? Sign-up to become an EDGE Mentor! EDGE is a one-year program that provides a forum for college students to engage with successful, young Taiwanese-American professionals in the area. Through workshop programs and one-on-one mentoring sessions, students are able to learn about professional development topics including career insights, resume writing, interview preparation, networking, and more. Note: EDGE Workshop programming will remain virtual until further notice.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan Yeh (jonathan.yeh@tap-boston.org) or Allison Sheu (allison.sheu@tap-boston.org)

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Volunteering with the Food Project
Date & Time: Saturday, October 2, 9:30 - 12:30 PM
Location: 40 West Cottage Street, Dorchester, MA, 02125

Come join us on 10/2 from 9:30am-12:30pm to volunteer with The Food Project!

The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. As a Serve & Grow volunteer, you will: 1) engage in a variety of farm tasks, including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, preparing and clearing beds; 2) learn about The Food Project, the food system, and sustainable farming; 3) be a part of a healthy and just food system that ensures everyone has access to healthy, fresh food.

Volunteer spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and registration will end on Wednesday 9/29, so sign up soon! If spots are full, but you still want to participate, please reach out to us via Facebook or email. Any additional questions can be directed towards Alex Wu (alex.wu@tap-boston.org).

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Bystander Intervention Training Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, October 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Zoom Link: click here

Join us for a discussion on how to safely and effectively be a bystander if you encounter and are witness to a hate crime or police brutality. This event is co-organized with Lawyers for Civil Rights and Groundwork Somerville. Please register on Eventbrite prior to the day of the event.

Lawyers for Civil Rights works with communities of color and immigrants to fight discrimination and foster equity through creative and courageous legal advocacy, education, and economic empowerment. In partnership with law firms and community allies, we provide free, life-changing legal support to individuals, families, and small businesses. We focus on impact areas that represent the front lines in today’s battle for equality and justice. LCR is headquartered in Boston. We represent clients across Massachusetts and surrounding communities—and the impact of our life-changing work ripples across the country.

Groundwork Somerville, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been making change happen in Somerville, Massachusetts since 2000. Through community engagement, environmental and open space improvements, fresh food access, youth education, and employment initiatives, Groundwork creates the building blocks of a healthy community, and empowers residents to improve their quality of life. Groundwork achieves results by engaging the whole community – residents, youth, nonprofits, government and businesses – in the planning and realization of projects. With this collaborative approach, Groundwork ensures that all stakeholders are mutually invested in the outcomes, the key to stable neighborhoods and sustainable change.

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TAP-Boston Member Survey


TAPpy Hour @ 730 Tavern
Deadline to enter: Wednesday, October 20, 23:59 PM
Survey Link: click here

TAP-Boston's Annual Member Survey 2021-2022 is now open! We're hoping to keep track of all TAP members on a yearly basis. This will help us understand how to serve the community better!

The 2021-2022 survey is open until October 20 and you could win a $10 Amazon gift card by sharing your feedback! 

You don't have to be Taiwanese or Asian to join, we just ask you have an interest in helping develop our local Asian American community. Please share with any friends that may be interested as well!

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey below 👇👇


Get your TAP-Boston Merch!


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Did you know TAP-Boston has a LinkedIn Page? Feel free to request to join!


Help Support the Community


Supporting Boston Chinatown


Rice Sticks and Tea COVID-19 Support

During the COVID-19 crisis, Rice Sticks and Tea continues to serve its approximately 100 low-income households each month, meeting a critical need. To help Rice Sticks and Tea to continue the efforts, please consider donating online at https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/




Boba Origin - Get your very own Boba swag!

We've partnered with Boba Origin (link) to get 5% off select Boba merch! 

Use the code "TAP-BOSTON" at checkout! 



i-Taiwan Window 

The i-Taiwan Window is an online platform of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, which is meant to offer overseas compatriots who want to seek opportunities in Taiwan, congenial services and integral information. For questions


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Attend AAWIL 2021 and our community events!




Join us for our first in-person event since 2019!


We will be holding a meet & greet by the Rose Garden in Boston's Back Bay on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 12-4 p.m. ET. Come learn more about ASPIRE, meet members of the ASPIRE team, and connect with fellow AAPI womxn in the Greater Boston area!


Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Please note that though this is an outdoor event, you must be vaccinated to attend. Individuals who feel more comfortable wearing a mask outdoors are encouraged to do so.


Please contact info@girlsaspire.org with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!







Join our next ASPIRING TALKS: The Importance of Utilizing TikTok & Instagram Reels with Erdenesuren Weiner TONIGHT at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT!


Erden Weiner is a Mongolian digital content creator, Instagram & TikTok Coach, and a Business Coach & Entrepreneur. She has helped numerous individuals and companies reach bigger audiences and attract more clients through short-form videos. Her mission is to help others master IG Reels & TikToks in less time so they are ready to start creating videos with clear purpose.


She'll also share valuable lessons on navigating the corporate world as an Asian American and how she balances being a successful individual while being there for herself and her kids.






Be a workshop leader for the 2021 AAWIL Conference on November 5-7!

You'll help us create a truly interactive and meaningful virtual experience this November as we support our theme “Your World, Your Oyster”.


Workshop leaders will design a workshop session with the goal of empowering conference attendees, as well as encouraging interactivity and conversation amongst participants. While not required, it's helpful for applicants to have prior experience in leading a workshop/virtual session or working with large groups.


If you are interested in leading a workshop for AAWIL, please fill out our application form by Friday, Sept. 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.







Girls' LEAP and ASPIRE are developing a new relationship based on our shared mission to amplify the voices of girls and gender expansive youth, to embolden their courage and impart critical life and leadership skills so they can take on challenges with confidence.


We are hosting four events to create a greater cross-cultural dialogue between our groups:


- Cross-Cultural Dialogue Workshop (Monday, Sept 20, 5-7pm)

- Culture & Identity Workshop (Monday, Sept 27, 5-7pm)

- Oppression & Resistance Workshop (Monday, Oct 4, 5-7pm)

- Gender Inclusivity Workshop (Monday, Oct 25, 5-7pm)


This fall 2021 series is open to all ages and especially to those interested in mentorship. No prior understanding of the topics are necessary!


As commitment to our organizations' missions, ASPIRE will offer stipends as financial support for those 18 and under to participate, in hopes of incentivizing participation and in recognition that some youth might have to forgo other paid opportunities to attend these sessions.


In tandem with our workshop series, we will also be hosting 10 weekly discussions for our BIPOC communities and allies led by Dr. Raquel Saenz of Girls' LEAP. 






·    Program Coordinator (Girls LEAP & ASPIRE Cross Cultural Dialogue Series): Work with the Development Director to execute the administrative aspects of this series. They will oversee the ASPIRE community’s participants from communication to stipend management to program evaluation.


·    Mentorship Program Director: Oversee the successful implementation and continued operation of the Mentorship Program. This can include recruiting potential mentors and mentees, matching them to build a great relationship, and be a point of contact between them and ASPIRE.

·    Executive Director: Implement and oversee ASPIRE's strategy, programming, fundraising, and marketing.


·    Donor Relations Manager: Manage a comprehensive stewardship strategy to thank and engage donors at all levels, including top donors, corporations, and foundations.

·    Grant Writing Associate: Craft compelling grant proposals with the help of the development team.









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Whether you're Moving FWD: with a new career or exploring opportunities, check out the Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6.  It's free to register. Get your resume reviewed, videochat with recruiters, and build valuable job search skills all in one place.



Click here to watch a 60-second overview of LC '21. 


Leadership Convention '21 by NAAAP will be entirely virtual, on the four Fridays in August, Noon to 4 pm ET / 9 am to 1 pm PT.  Your registration fee of $29 includes 16 hours of live sessions on Fridays, and recordings for on-demand playback.

AND...The Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6 is FREE
for job seekers and students.

The entire Leadership Convention is free for students.




Check out our fabulous speakers and schedule.



Meet the Convention Keynote Speakers below.


Aug. 6, 12 Noon ET
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, nonprofit leader, and former US presidential and NYC mayoral candidate. The founder of Venture for America, a non-profit focused on jobs creation, Yang will discuss a post-pandemic economic forecast as the keynote speaker at the Diversity Career Fair and Development Day


Aug. 13, 12 Noon ET
Chantale Wong
 is a 30-year career public servant and founder of CAPAL.  She has been nominated for the U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank; she is the first LGBTQ person of color to be nominated to the rank of ambassador. She will be the keynote speaker on Aug. 13.


Aug. 20, 12 Noon ET
Kiran Ahuja serves as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and former director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  As founder of the National APA Women's Forum, we are honored to have Kiran as a keynote speaker for the Women's and Federal Summits.


Aug. 20, 12:10 pm ET
Congresswoman Grace Meng
of New York introduced the COVID-19 Hate Crime Act in the House on May 9, 2021; it was signed into law 11 days later. Serving her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Grace will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s and Federal Summits.


Aug. 27, 12 Noon ET
Kevin Kreider
redefined himself from an awkward, bullied Asian kid to a successful international fitness model and a reality TV star om Bling Empire which premiered in Netflix's top 10 most-watched shows of 2021.  Kevin's personal quest to change America's standard of male beauty is just the beginning.  



Aug. 27, 12:15 pm ET
Arum Kang
is the CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel. where she leads the business strategy, the vision, and makes sure the customers’ needs are heard and met with a superior product experience. Arum has been interviewed many times about the dating and startup scene with her co-founder, sister Dawoon. 


Aug. 27, 3 pm ET
Padmasree Warrior
 is the CEO of Fable, a mobile-first company that brings stories for everyone, anywhere. Previously, she was CEO of NIO US, a manufacturer of smart autonomous vehicles, and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Cisco. Ms. Warrior will accept the NAAAP100 Award for lifetime leadership during the Gala portion of LC'21, along with winners of the NAAAP Inspire and Pride awards.





Sponsors and Career Fair recruiters 


Sponsors make NAAAP programs possible. 

Thank you to the Gold SponsorsBank of AmericaMacy’sTyson Foods, and United Airlines.

Thank you to the Silver Sponsors: ADPAdvance Auto Parts,  Beam SuntoryCaesars Entertainment, ChubbCIACisco, Experian
Hilton, LenovoNestleOracleTruistVMware, and Volkswagen

The Diversity Career Fair on Aug. 6 will feature the sponsors above as well as recruiters from Continental, FEMA, FDIC, Honeywell, and Virginia Lottery

Finally, a shout out to our partners: Center for APA Women, KIP101, PRnewsand Salesforce.


Schedule Highlights

Aug 6, 12-4 pm ET: Diversity Career Fair & Development Day
Keynote:  Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist
- Includes: 20 employer booths, 6 job training sessions, and up to 200 one-on-one resume reviews
Aug 13, 12-4 pm ET: Inaugural API Community Summit and ERG Corporate Summit
Keynote:  Chantale Wong, Nominee for Ambassador-level position of U.S. Director of Asian Development Bank 
Other Notable Speakers: Paula Yoo, author of recent Vincent Chin book; Barb Lee, documentary filmmaker; Cynthia Koo, Wonton in a Million; Joel Relampagos, executive producer of The Biggest Loser; Emil Guillermo, commentator
4 API Summit Sessions: Asian Allyship, API Women Leadership, API Mental Health, Model Minority Myth.
4 ERG Summit Sessions: Inclusive Leadership, Workplace Reintegration Anxiety, Measuring ERG Success, Managing and Thriving in a VUCA World.
Aug 20, 12-4 pm ET: Inaugural Women's Summit and Inaugual Federal Summit
Keynotes:  Kiran Ahuja, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Grace Meng, U.S. Congressperson (NY)
Other Notable Speakers: Lucia Liu, Rock the Boat podcast; Vivian Chen, Board Chair of AAGEN; Eric Won, The Leadership Praxis; Sam Mok, Condor International
4 Women's Summit Sessions:  Communication Skills, Physical & Emotional Workplace Security, Closing the Financial Gap, Financial Literacy.
4 Federal Summit Sessions: Federal Career & Leadership Development, Mapping & Navigating Your Federal Path, How to Become a Political Appointee, Success Stories in the Federal Service. 
Aug 27, 12-4 pm ET: Leadership Summit and NAAAP Awards
- Keynotes: Kevin Kreider, Entertainer, Bling Empire; Arum Kang, CEO and co-founder, Coffee Meets Bagel
Other Notable Speakers: Jeanie Chang, Your Change Provider; Jeff Harry, Performer and Workplace Play consultant
4 Leadership Summit Sessions: How to Be Your Own Boss, Storytelling, Effective Communications, Play Your Way to Ikigai.

Aug. 27, 3 pm ET 
NAAAP Awards: NAAAP 100 honoree Padmasree Warrior, CEO and Founder of Fable.  NAAAP Pride honoree TBD.  NAAAP Inspire honorees Alpa Amin, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network; Francesca Hong, Wisconsin's first Asian representative; Tony Dela Rosa, Tony Rosa Speaks.
On each of the days, as an attendee, you'll be able to network virtually with others, play games based on visiting employer booths, spending time in sessions, and meeting others!  Some of our prizes include Caesars Entertainment getaway packages, United Airlines no-blackout tickets, Leadership Convention 2022 in DC passes and gala tickets, books from authors at the conference, and much more!



Ways to Support NAAAP today


1. Spread the word about the Leadership Convention.  Check out our marketing toolkit (link) for a social media post you can grab and post. Or share a press release.

2. Encourage a job seeker, student, or friend to register for the Free Career Fair by forwarding this newsletter

3. Register yourself for the Convention, here.  Remember, students register for free.

4. Donate.  As a non-profit organization, we welcome any donations here or through purchases on Amazon Smile to "National Association of Asian American Professionals Inc." All proceeds go toward funding our events, conventions, and resources.

5. GET INVOLVED. If you are interested in meeting a great group of driven and friendly professionals, check out our website to see how you can become a member or volunteer with us.

6. Partner with NAAAP.  Contact our Business Development Team about how your company, ERG, or non-profit can engage with NAAAP.

In just 2 days, come hear from several AAC Commissioners as they share about their varied experiences as women in public service. Attendees will learn about public service pathways like community organizing, serving as an elected official, working in government, and more.
They will also get to hear the Commissioners' top advice for young AAPI women on how to build a network, cultivate mentor/mentee relationships, find professional opportunities, and practice self-care. This seminar is geared toward young people interested in public service but is open to all!
Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/Zt9rln9i
This seminar will feature Commissioners: Bora Chiemruom, Haniya Syeda, Danielle Kim, Meenakshi Bharath and will be moderated by Helena Berbano.

The tradition continues!! 


I'm excited to announce that, after a one-year break, our community will once again be taking to the water for the Fifth Anniversary of our Free AAPI Community Summer Cruise on Monday, August 16th (5:30-7:30pm).


"Boston Harbor Now" along with Bay State Cruise Company, have once again generously offered our community a Summer Cruise around Boston Harbor, aboard the spacious Provincetown II.

For those of you hearing about this for the first time, please check out the story of our Community Cruise HERE (video), and then get ready to reserve your tickets in a few weeks!

Free, General Boarding tickets will be available HERE on Sunday, July 25th @ 10am 

In previous years, tickets were completely gone in as little as 10 minutes!. With reduced capacity this year for safety protocols, we anticipate tickets will sell out even more quickly, so please be ready to log-on, on July 25th @ 10am (NoteYOU MUST HAVE A TICKET to board the cruise)

We’re incredibly grateful for the generous support of Boston Harbor Now, Bay State Cruise Company, Cummings Foundation and Eastern Bank Foundation to make this cruise free and accessible for our community.


Thanks, and hope to see you on August 16th!

- Leverett



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Leadership Convention '21


!     Moving FWDNAAAP is hosting its annual leadership convention in virtual format from Noon to 4 p.m. .  

We're Moving FWD!  NAAAP is hosting its annual leadership convention virtually from Noon to 4 p.m. EDT on four Fridays in August.  One ticket will provide access to 6 tracks and all Fridays.  Super Early Bird prices at $29 for members and $59 for non-members are available through July 16.  Students with valid proof of summer or fall 2021 enrollment may register for the same all-access ticket for FREE. 

  • Fri, Aug 6:  The Career Fair & Development Day will feature virtual employer booths, networking sessions, and one-on-one resume reviews. Job seekers may register for Aug. 6 (single day) for FREE!  
  • Fri, Aug 13:  Our popular ERG Summit shares best practices of corporate employee resource groups and creates a community for ERG leaders.  The inaugural API Summit will address major issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community including combatting AAPI Hate, representation, and multicultural partnerships.
  • Fri, Aug 20:  A Federal Summit is designed for federal, military, and government employees, and a Women's Summit will discuss women's workplace equity and advancement and economic justice.
  • Fri, Aug 27:  On the final day, the Leadership Summit will present our signature professional development sessions and the NAAAP Awards Ceremony which  recognizes our NAAAP 100, NAAAP Pride, and NAAAP Inspire honorees.

Register to access all four days.  The ticket list price for non-members is $99 USD, but if you register until July 16 as a Super Early Bird, you'll receive $40 off. Other discounts are available, please check with your chapter president.  




Sponsors and Career Fair recruiters 


Sponsors make the Leadership Convention and all other NAAAP programs possible! Sponsors will be featured in the Career Fair and as speakers, and have many complimentary tickets to our all virtual conference sessions. Thanks to many ERGs who have stepped forward to get involved. In this month's newsletter, we feature the confirmed sponsors involved with the 2021 Moving FWD Leadership Convention: 

Gold sponsors are Bank of America, Macy's, Tysons Foods, United Airlines. 
Silver Sponsors are ADP, Advance Auto Parts, Beam Suntory, Caesars Entertainment, the CIA, Cisco, Experian, Hilton, Nestle, Truist, VMWare, and Volkswagen. 

If you are interested in sponsorship, a ticket bundle for the Leadership Convention, a Career Fair exhibit, or corporate membership, contact us at sponsorship@naaap.org 



KIP101 drawings 


KIP101 July Raffle! Share your career insights this month on KIP101 career mentoring platform for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card or ticket to the NAAAP Leadership Convention in August. You'll get one raffle entry for each Career Path Review that you contribute to the KIP101 Knowledge Bank. To sign up for KIP101, go to app.kip101.com and use the code "NAAAP39".



Asian360 Survey 


The annual Asian360 Study measures perspectives of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in comparison to other ethnic Americans regarding key characteristics. It will take only 5 minutes. NAAAP is helping our friends at Elevate (a partnership of UCI, UCR, and Spectrum Knowledge) invite and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to complete this survey to have a 360 perspective. Survey responses no later than July 23, please.

Click here for details and to help spread the word about the survey .




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National News


NAAAP’s statement on Atlanta shootings

Following the shootings in Atlanta on March 26, that killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, NAAAP leaders noted that racism and xenophobia are not new committed to action to raise the visibility of Asian Pacific Islanders.  Read our statement here.  

Say their names:
Daoyou Feng. Xiaojie Tan. Soon Chung Park. Hyun Jung Grant. Suncha Kim. Yong Ae Yue. Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez. Paul Andre Michels. We mourn the devastating losses of eight individuals, including six members of our very own AAPI community, who were shot and killed in Atlanta.



Inspiring AAPI Leaders
Inspiring AAPI Leaders come from all walks of life, and show up in many organizations, roles, and ranks. 

This month, we salute NAAAP Atlanta leaders and our National Wellness Program Director who created a space for our members to heal, mourn, and mobilize through a listening session on the night following the tragic Atlanta shootings. Thank you to other leaders who have continued to provide opportunities for discussion through bystander intervention trainings, workplace resources for inclusive leadership and allyship, community organizing, and more.

Hear from a few of our leaders, out of many, who have been vocal and emphasized the need to Stop Asian Hate in the news: 

New local Wichita organization looks to address rising incidents of Asian hate in the U.S. [link]

Featuring quotes and an interview with Amy Vuong, NAAAP Wichita President.

"Breaking Bias: Race In America," a KTLA 5 News special [link]

Featuring an interview with Jeanie Y. Chang, NAAAP National Wellness Program Director.

For San Diego’s Asian community, Georgia shootings compound a year of pandemic hate [link]

Featuring quotes from Lauren Garces, NAAAP San Diego Chapter President.


Upcoming Events


NAAAP MN presents Asian American Leadership Summit
April 9, 16, 23, 30

Together, TEKsystems, Best Buy and the NAAAP Minnesota Chapter are proud to host the virtual Asian American Leadership Summit.

The Asian American Leadership Summit (AALS) aspires to build the next generation of leaders through authentic relationships, focused leadership development and a space to share knowledge and talent.

Join us for one or all four sessions to meet and learn from diverse leaders and hear a range of perspectives, ideas and conversations focused on Asian experiences, stories and career paths. This series supports NAAAP's 2021 Inclusive Leadership series.

Learn more here.


Farzana Nayani - Raising Multiracial Children
April 20 at 8:00pm ET

NAAAP's Inclusive Leadership series welcomes Farzana Nayani—Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist—for a discussion of her latest book, Raising Multiracial Children: Tools for Nurturing Identity in a Racialized World. She will be joined in conversation by Elizabeth Yang, Board Member and Immediate Past President of NAAAP National.

Learn more here.


NAAAP Book Club Discussion: Enough about Me by Richard Lui
April 28 at 7:00pm ET

To celebrate National Volunteer Month, join us in reading NAAAP's nationwide book club pick, Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness by Richard Lui.

Lui is a veteran and award-winning journalist with more than 30 years in television, film, technology, and business. He is currently at MSNBC and was previously with CNN Worldwide. Lui is also a previous recipient of the NAAAP 100 award.

Learn more here.





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3 Easy Ways to Support NAAAP


1. Spread the word. Show a friend or colleague that you're thinking of them by forwarding this newsletter—and maybe even decide to attend an event or volunteer together.

2. Donate. As a non-profit organization, we welcome any donations here or through purchases on Amazon Smile to "National Association of Asian American Professionals Inc." All proceeds go toward funding our events, conventions, and resources.

3. GET INVOLVED. If you are interested in meeting a great group of driven and friendly professionals, check out our website to see how you can become a member or volunteer with us.



Join 23 million on March 26 for a Day of Action and Healing.



Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, anti-Asian racism, xenophobia, and hate long persisted in North America. Since early 2020, the Asian American community has been targets of verbal harassment, shunning, physical assault, being coughed and spat on, refusal of service, and workplace discrimination due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus. 
On March 26, 1790, the Naturalization Act was signed into law, prohibiting non-white people from becoming citizens of the United States. Over 200 years later, the Asian community is still suffering from the effects of the racism our country was founded upon.
This is why, on March 26, 2021 we’re inviting you to join us for Virtual Day of Action and Healing to #StopAsianHate. Ending this horrific spike in hate incidents starts with people like you speaking up about this growing problem.
The following 
toolkit is to serve as a reference for individuals, organizations and allied groups to #StopAsianHate. This initiative was first started by Congresswoman Grace Meng and California Assemblymember Evan Low. The continued violence and racism against Asian Americans have reached their highest levels in our lifetime and must STOP. Out of crisis comes opportunity to rally together, stand in solidarity, and demand action.
www.asianamericandayofaction.com to find out more ways you can support the Asian American community.

You may also participate in a livestreamed 
Worldwide Vigil for the Victims of the Atlanta shootings on Friday, March 26, from 7:30 - 8:30 Eastern Time.




NAAAP's Involvement
NAAAP Atlanta's Mental Health Check-in (Mar. 17)
NAAAP's statement Stop Asian Hate-together (Mar. 19
NAAAP' s statement speaking out about violence (
Feb. 11)



As chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), U.S. Representative Judy Chu (Ca.-27th District) will be hosting a conversation on Facebook Live on March 26 at 11 AM Pacific Time.  It will feature testimony from victims of anti-Asian hate crimes, as well as community members and other Congressmembers from Los Angeles County. Join and share your experiences during the conversation.   










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MARCH 2021





Dear AWFH community members, 

We are heartbroken by the news of the Atlanta mass shooting. Eight lives were cut short; majority of the victims were Asian women. We send our deepest condolences to the victims' families, and we grieve with Atlanta's Asian American community. Over the past year, we have seen just how deeply the systems of misogyny and white supremacy have harmed the AAPI community. Women have accounted for more than 68 percent of reported incidents of anti-Asian harassment and violence

We are committed to building cross-community partnerships and fostering a peer-led network to advance Asian women’s health. Our recent BIWOC virtual summit exemplified the importance of that mission. We focused on anti-racism, intersectionality, and promoting health equity for Black, Indigenous, women of color and LGBTQIA+. We will continue to diligently serve our community members, with the hope of offering a safe space of healing, unity, and support.

Some ways to take action: 

In community, 
Chien-Chi & the AWFH team

Protect Asian Elders; Protect Asian Femmes; Protect Asian Families; Protect Asian Migrants; Protect Asian Trans Folks; Protect Asian Queer Folks; Protect Asian Sex Workers; Protect Asian Salon Workers; Protect Asian Small Businesses; Protect Asian Essential Workers” - @InclusiveTherapists





From Resilience to Radiance Podcast: Episode #14
Highway to Healthy Living: Exploring the Gut and Mind Connection

Food is the fuel for our bodies, brains, and spirits, but how tuned are we into the conversation between our brain and gut that is impacting our moods, behaviors, and energy? For this episode, we tap into the health and wellness expertise of Nicole Arcilla, MS, RDN, LDN, a licensed dietician and nutritionist and owner of Your Gut Feeling, an online nutrition business that takes holistic health approaches and gut healing to enhance people’s mental health. 

Join a free workshop with Nicole on March 22-24 at 7pm EST to help boost your mood, energy & focus. Register today, and get ready for freebies and a workbook to support your journey towards healthy living! 




AWFH Mentorship Program: InterGenerAsians

InterGenerAsians' mission is empowerment through building capacity, confidence, and connection amongst Asian women. By facilitating relationships that provide opportunities for support, mentorship, and mutual growth, we hope to strengthen a community that allows Asian women to be, become, and belong. Applications are open for mentees. All self-identified, pan-Asian women are encouraged to apply: http://bit.ly/intergenerasians







Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Applications Now Open

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) is now accepting applications for its award-winning nonprofit management and leadership certificate programs in Boston, Merrimack Valley/Essex County, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Providence, Rhode Island!

Emerging and established leaders leave with the skills and networks they need to further their careers, transform their organizations, and create meaningful and lasting change in their communities. Central to the Institute’s work is a focus on social justice; racial and gender equity; and supporting Black, Indigenous, people of color and women to step into leadership roles of greater influence. More than half of the Institute’s students are BIPOC and over 60% are women.

Core Certificate Program 
The Core Program equips nonprofit executives, senior leaders, and mid-career managers/directors with the skills, strategies, confidence, and networks, they need to ensure organizational excellence and drive social change. Students graduate with a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Offered in Boston, Lawrence, Cape Cod and the Islands, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Community Fellows Program
The Community Fellows Program is a year-long, fully funded fellowship that propels the careers of emerging leaders, the majority of whom are from historically marginalized communities, by advancing their leadership skills, increasing social capital, and embedding them in a robust professional network. Graduates earn a certificate in Community Leadership and Social Change.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can join INP’s diverse and growing network of 1,600 talented social impact professionals, please email Theresa Fortillus, Program Director, New England at tfortillus@nonprofitpractice.org.




Are You Ready to Become a Big Sister?


Greater Boston's girls are waiting for Big Sisters, like you! Now is the time to build a connection with a girl in your community. Join Big Sister Boston via Zoom to learn more about how we are continuing to, virtually, ignite the passion and power of young girls in the greater Boston area! You can register here. Already know you're ready to become a Big Sister? Apply today! For any questions, please email Danielle at dcard@bigsister.org.



For the month of April 2021, Asian Women for Health will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Stop & Shop store located at 760 Fellsway, Medford, MA.



March is National Kidney Month


Research shows that nine out of ten people with kidney disease don’t know that they have it. The National Kidney Foundation notes that Asian Americans have a higher risk of kidney disease and kidney failure than white Americans. Awareness is key to prevention and early treatment, and the good news is that adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you manage and slow the progression of kidney disease and its serious health complications.

We know a lot about kidney health today, thanks to efforts like the All of Us Research Program. The program will study many diseases and when volunteers, both sick and healthy, participate in health research, they may help researchers advance their knowledge about conditions like kidney disease. To learn more or to join, visit www.JoinAllofUs.org/NewEngland.











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Happy Inauguration Day, everyone!

As we enter a new, more inclusive, more unifying, more diverse, and "saner" Presidential administration, I just wanted to once again say a giant "THANK YOU!" to everyone who helped out (and voted!) during our efforts to help with the recent Presidential Election.  

As I've mentioned in previous emails, it was a wonderful national effort with all our diverse communities playing vital roles in "Very-Soon-To-Be-President" (I think that's an official title?!?) Biden's victory.

There's still time to apply to serve in the new Biden/Harris Administration, as well as pursue careers in Federal Government. We'd love for the new administration to reflect the wonderful diversity of our country, and the best way to do that is to offer as many talented, diverse candidates as possible for the Biden/Harris team to consider.

You can use the "general links" below, or be part of the efforts of our longtime friends at The Partnership - who are making a concerted, comprehensive effort to help diversify the Biden/Harris team.

* To apply for a position in the new Biden/Harris Administration CLICK HERE

Or for career opportunities in the Federal Government (NOT Biden/Harris specific), APPLY HERE

In addition, longtime friend Jacquetta Van Zandt and the wonderful team at The Partnership are making a major effort to ensure the incoming administration has as many qualified, diverse candidates as possible.  Please check out Jacquetta's email below describing The Partnership's efforts and how you can submit your name (or other's names) for consideration.

Thanks for everyone's help before, during and after(!) the election, and hope you all enjoy today's historic Inauguration!

- Leverett
(Partnership email, below)

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From: Jacquetta Van Zandt <transition2021@thepartnershipinc.org>

We need you.

Twelve years ago, I was a member of the incoming Presidential Administration working in the Office of Public Engagement.  Serving our nation in this capacity was the opportunity and honor of a lifetime.  And I witnessed how a government that reflects America can best represent the various communities of America. 

As the Federal Government prepares for a new Presidential Administration, The Partnership has been called upon to assist the Biden/Harris Transition Team by identifying a qualified pool of applicants of color to fill many of the political appointments that will be needed to meet the urgent challenges in our nation. 

There are more than 6,000 federal civil service leadership and support positions to be filled.  These roles vary from Presidential appointed position to other positions within the Federal Government and are published in United States Government Policy & Supporting Positions Report – known as the Plum Book.  Each of these roles can benefit from having someone like you – the very best in professional excellence and representing the Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian American Pacific Islander, South Asian, and bi-racial/multi-racial communities that are historically underrepresented in government.   

While many of you will be drawn to work in your specific field, we highly recommend that you explore the breadth of opportunities that may benefit from your expertise and time. The list is immense, and the possibilities for impact are near-endless. This is an amazing opportunity, and we hope you will take full advantage by applying for a place in this historic Administration. 

If you or someone you know and recommend would like to serve in a Biden/Harris Administration, collect the following information: 

  • Candidate Contact information: Name, email, phone number
  • Interested Position(s) (view positions here - from the 2016  Plum Book until 2020 is released)
  • A succinct paragraph about the candidate/ highlighting qualifications for the interested position(s) 

Please send all nomination information and any follow up questions to transition2021@thepartnershipinc.org

We are extremely proud of our Alumni and are happy to bring these opportunities to you.  

Warm regards,

Jacquetta Van Zandt
Vice President of Engagement
The Partnership, Inc. 
 Hope you're all staying well and safe.

Keeping last week's events in Washington D.C. in the forefront of our minds, I just wanted to share our latest Commonwealth Seminar Newsletter with all of you which offers just some of our feelings and thoughts (although words cannot truly, fully capture our emotions) and our pledge to continue our mission of "Opening the Doors of Government to Everyone".

Beyond our statement below, we are also working on possible programming ideas to address some of the underlying issues which recent events have laid bare.  We invite you to email us at: Info@CommonwealthSeminar.org to share your thoughts & suggestions on issues (and formats/platforms) which you think might be helpful and productive to address.

We also wanted to invite you to share the application for our Winter 2021 Seminar session with anyone you think might benefit from our unique program.  Access to decision-makers has rarely been more important than now, and it's imperative that our communities have the knowledge, resources and networks to effectively gain and utilize that access.

Applications are available on our website HERE

Thanks for your support of the Seminar, and hope to see many of you again soon.
- Leverett


Our statement regarding last week's events; And apply for our Winter 2021 Session

Our next Seminar Session begins Wednesday, January 27th

Applications are now available on our website

(Deadline: Next Monday, January 18th @ 6pm)

Our condemnation of last week's events in Washington D.C., and the Seminar's pledge


The events of the past week were startling, disturbing and tragic. Sadly, for many of us, they were also unsurprising. 


The sights & sounds of last week will never fade from our memories, including: the double-standard in police responses compared to Black Lives Matter protests, racist fear-mongering, the threats and physical assaults on the media, and most of all, a U.S. President encouraging lawlessness and calling the rioters “special people”.


All of this reinforced, in vivid sounds & imagery, our existing knowledge that all things are NOT equal in our country, and that there are people literally fighting against what we stand for (and what America is SUPPOSED to stand for).


The anxiety, anger, frustration and hurt we felt (and still feel) are many of the same emotions which many of us experienced after the killings Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake. 

It's just another reminder that the struggle never ends, and that we all must be relentless in our work to educate, build informed communities, and help develop new, diverse leaders ready to carry on this struggle.


The Seminar pledges that we will never waver in our mission to “Open the Doors of Government to Everyone”, and we recommit to tirelessly and relentlessly working towards that goal, as 2021 begins. 


We, once again, invite you to read our Black Lives Matter Statement and ask that you continue to do the work in your communities to help change the way “business” is done, and lives are lived, in all aspects of our world.


Check Out our 2020 Seminar Spotlights


Our nearly 1,500 Seminar Alums do some pretty amazing things, making positive differences in their communities.


Check out some of their stories at our Alumni Spotlight page HERE.


Then make a year-end gift to help us continue to keep our unique program affordable to everyone


New Jobs and Career Development Listings


Visit our Jobs Page for over a dozen New Jobs, Career Development and Volunteer Opportunities, including:


- President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris Administration

- "Closing the Wealth Gap" Project (Volunteer opportunity)

- Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) - (Multiple Job Listings)

- MA Asian American Commission - (Executive Director)

- New American Leaders - (LeadershipTraining Program)

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December 2020 Newsletter

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Program Spotlight ATASK Multilingual and Multicultural Capacity

Asian immigrants and refugees face distinct challenges when confronting domestic violence at home. Limited or non-existent English language skills make it difficult to access critical services since most mainstream social service agencies lack the linguistic capacity to serve the Asian community. ATASK's comprehensive  programs bridge this gap by providing services in 20 Asian languages, and are designed to be culturally responsive. 


Click on the image to watch the video on how ATASK helps clients by using our multilingual and multicultural capacity for critical services and programs offered.

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Community ATASK Partners with Organizations to Break Language Barriers

  • Language access has long been an issue for residents with limited English proficiency; the current health crisis has significantly amplified language barriers, especially for domestic violence victims
  • When in-person services ceased, many immigrant communities were unable to access information on websites or utilize online services due to limited language translations
  • ATASK worked with Jane Doe, Inc., the state's domestic violence and sexual assault coalition, and state officials to triple the available Asian languages used in Mass.gov, the main hub for information and resources in MA; for the first time South Asian languages were also made available 
  • ATASK partnered with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition and 4 other organizations to develop the first MA survey on the impact of COVID-19 in immigrant communities and was made available in 15 languages
  • With 24% of Asians in MA being limited English proficient (LEP), translating the survey into 11 different Asian languages opened the door for LEP residents to participate and have a voice

  • ATASK continues to advocate for increased information and service accessibility by supporting legislation that address the needs of LEP residents

Your generosity provides survivors with hope, safety and life-changing opportunities.

Thank you for making a difference!

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Inc.


Hotline: 617.338.2355

PO Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112

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Connect with ATASK


WIN presents the kickoff to our new WIN & WINE social series:

Women Professionals Virtual Holiday Social

December 17, 2020

Are you also itching to get into the holiday spirit? Are you looking to meet new people and form meaningful connections? Do you have a desire to network and be more involved in your community?

If so, you are cordially invited to a holiday themed social presented to you by Women in NAAAP. Come join us for an evening of getting to know WIN and connecting with other AAPI women professionals in your greater community. This will be our official kickoff event to our professional social series “WIN & Wine”.


Our mission in WIN is to cultivate and empower a community of AAPI female leaders for professional success. In doing so, we hope that you will join us at this social to meet and connect with one another in a casual setting. In the spirit of the holidays, it is highly encouraged to wear your favorite holiday ugly sweater and bring a beverage of your choice!

Looking forward to connecting with you!


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December 2020 ☃❄

Thank you for those who participated in TAP Boston's TAPsgiving - Virtual Dumpling Class with Myers and Chang.  

From your collective support, we were able to raise $480 for Rice Sticks and Tea (RST) from registration tickets as well as raffle tickets. If you want to make an additional contribution to RST, please visit https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/ 

Additionally, thanks to our generous sponsors from Vessi Footwear, we were able to give out a Vessi gift voucher worth $170 to each of our three winners from our raffle. We also gifted our instagram challenge winner, the instagram post of TAPsgiving that tagged TAP Boston and had the most likes, a free T-shirt from TAP Boston's new merch.  

We wouldn’t have had such a successful event without support from our sponsors Myers and Chang as well as Vessi Footwear and your attendance. TAP Boston hopes everyone learned as much as we did from chef Ashley at TAPsgiving and we hope to see you soon at our future events.   


Upcoming Events!


Volunteering with Cradles to Crayons [In-Person]
Time: Saturday, December 12, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: The Giving Factory, 281 Newtonville Ave, Newtonville, MA 02460\

Join TAP Boston on Saturday 12/12 to  for our volunteering event at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory. Cradles to Crayons is an organization that aims to provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. At the Giving Factory, we will be helping to inspect, sort, and package donations that will be distributed to the children that Cradles to Crayons serves. For the health and safety of all participants, we will be limiting the size of the group to 8 total participants and all participants will be required to wear masks. 

Volunteer spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis and registration will end on Wednesday 12/10, so sign up soon! If you have any additional questions, please contact Jeffrey Kimmel (jeffrey.kimmel@tap-boston.org) or Alex Wu (alex.wu@tap-boston.org).

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here


Highlights from Previous Events!


TAPsgiving - Virtual Dumpling Class on November 22, 2020



Get your TAP-Boston Merch!


Shop TAP-BOS Merch: here


Events in the Community


TAP-SF Personal Finance Series [Virtual]
Time: Thursday, December 17, 7PM - 8PM (PST) [10PM - 11PM (EST)]

In partnership with Bank of the West, TAP-SF will be hosting a Personal Finance series.  Covering a wide berth of topics from investments to retirement, estate and wealth transition planning, come speak with experts in the industry and take part in Professional Development’s “Grow, Protect, and Transfer” series!

Event Link: https://e.sparxo.com/tap-sf-personal-finance-series



Now Boarding: TaiwanFest [Virtual]
Time: Saturday, December 12, 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Created by Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), a two-day virtual festival of 11 interactive online sessions that is set out to connect the different generations of Taiwanese and Taiwanese Americans through a digital weekend escape to Taiwan.
We invite you to learn more about not only the culture and history of this community, but also explore how today's Taiwanese Americans are making change in this world.
Check back for further details about the festival agenda and how to join! Make sure to click "Interested" or "Going" to get updates.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377989930303778/
Session descriptions can be found on our website: www.taiwan-fest.org
Register for the interactive sessions at: https://tinyurl.com/twfest-rsvp


Help Support the Community


Supporting Boston Chinatown


Rice Sticks and Tea COVID-19 Support

During the COVID-19 crisis, Rice Sticks and Tea continues to serve its approximately 100 low-income households each month, meeting a critical need. To help Rice Sticks and Tea to continue the efforts, please consider donating online at https://ricesticksandtea.org/donate/




Boba Origin - Get your very own Boba swag!

We've partnered with Boba Origin (link) to get 5% off select Boba merch! 

Use the code "TAP-BOSTON" at checkout! 



i-Taiwan Window 

The i-Taiwan Window is an online platform of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, which is meant to offer overseas compatriots who want to seek opportunities in Taiwan, congenial services and integral information. For questions


Special thanks to our sponsors:










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Recap on the 8th State of Asian Women's Health Conference

Thank you to our community members who joined the 8th State of Asian Women's Health Conference on November 12! It was our first virtual conference, and we were thrilled with the level of engagement and lively discussion. Students and health professionals alike reflected on the assumptions/barriers to culturally responsive care. A special 'thank you' to all of our speakers and panelists for offering their time and expertise! Check out the conference program book for their full bios. 

While this year has presented many challenges, we felt uplifted by our community's voices in how we can improve underserved representation in clinical research. For more details on the keynote address, panel discussion, workshops, and plenary discussion, read the blog post below. 





On Election Day, we were inspired by this powerful quote from the late John Lewis. 

We wished a Happy Diwali and safe holiday to everyone celebrating! #festivaloflights





Racism Is a Virus PSA at the APHA Film Festival


Our Racism Is a Virus PSA was featured at the American Public Health Association's Film Festival in October! If you are interested in learning more about hosting your own PSA watch party, email info@asianwomenforhealth.org. We also have a list of anti-racism resources on our website. 




Participate in a Boston University mental health survey


Boston University is conducting a research study,   examining the frequency of and mechanisms behind suicidal thoughts and behaviors in East Asian, Asian-American (specifically those who identify as being from China/Taiwan, Korea, or Japan), and Caucasian women. The survey will take 30 minutes to complete, and participants will be entered into a drawing for two $100 Amazon or Starbucks electronic gift cards to be drawn at the conclusion of the study. Email Esther Tung for any questions. 

If you are interested in participating, you must meet these eligibility criteria:

  • Female; age 18-25; English-speaking and reading
  • Living or attending school in the United States

You must also belong to one of these three categories:

  • International student born in East Asia (China/Taiwan, Japan, or Korea) who immigrated to the United States from Asia specifically for college or graduate studies
  • Child of immigrants from these countries (China/Taiwan, Japan, or Korea) who was born in the United States or who immigrated before the age of 5
  • Non-Hispanic/Latino Caucasian whose ancestors have been born and resided in the United States for at least three generations (i.e. your grandparents and parents were also born and raised in the United States)





AWFH Monthly Social on December 15

We are hosting virtual socials on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The next social, "Holiday Drinks & Traditions", will be on Tuesday, December 15, from 7-8pm ET over Zoom. These socials are a great way to get to know the AWFH community. More details to come on Facebook; stay tuned!




Thank you to our conference sponsors and partners

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors at the 8th State of Asian Women's Health ConferenceSouth Cove Community Health Center, CHAAO, the Disparities Solutions Center, Eastern Bank, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

We also appreciate the support of our conference partners: Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Color MagazineZ-Park, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Homecoming 2020 Starts Tomorrow! And... One Week Away:

"In the Room & At The Table"

Our Annual Celebration

TOMORROW (Friday, Nov. 13th):"Research IS Activism!"

(Noon-1pm) A Lunch & Learn on the importance of 

Data Equity & Diversity - RSVP HERE


In the Room & At  The Table 2020

RSVP for our Annual Celebration HERE

Join us for The Seminar’s Annual Celebration: “In the Room & At The Table” Thursday, November 19th (5:30-6:30pm). In the Room & At The Table 2020 will be a virtual event featuring speakers, awards, and much more.


You can purchase tickets, donate to the Seminar, and sponsor our event by clicking HERE


This year we are thrilled to be honoring Colette Phillips, President & CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, who embodies the mission, spirit and values of the Seminar.  Colette is a wonderful example of new Americans making impactful, widespread, lasting impacts on our communities in Massachusetts and around the country.  Colette also personifies our event title because few put people “in the room” or at the decision-making table better than her!


With over 60% of our students requesting some form of tuition assistance, the Seminar relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors to help us accomplish our mission.  As we celebrate our accomplishments over the past year, we would be extremely grateful for any support you might be able to provide.


Purchase tickets, donate to the Seminar or sponsor our celebration HERE


In the Room & At The Table will be the culmination of Homecoming Week 2020 “Bringing Us Together While We’re Apart which will feature unique educational, networking and volunteer opportunities. Keep an eye out for more Homecoming details!

Join us for Homecoming 2020 - a virtual week, uniting our over 1,400 Seminar alumni. This year's Homecoming will offer unique opportunities to celebrate, network, give back to our communities, and learn ways to increase our activism & impact.


We hope to see you at some (or all!) of these events:


Friday, Nov. 13th (Noon-1pm) - Lunch & Learn: "Research Is Activism!... How YOU Can Help with Diversity in Precision Medicine". Co-sponsored with our partners at the All of Us Research Program at Boston Medical Center. RSVP HERE

Monday, Nov. 16th (7:30-8:00pm... or longer!) - Seminar "Virtual" Reunion and After-Dinner Toast. RSVP HERE

Tuesday, Nov. 16thA "Virtual Day of Service" which everyone can join in!  CLICK HERE for details and to sign up.

Wednesday - Nov. 18th (5:30-6:30pm) - Seminar Next Gen: "And the Youth Shall Lead Us". Hearing and learning from our next generation of leaders.