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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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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.
 
Visit 
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

 

 

 

#StopAsianHate


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

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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

 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

 

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.

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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

 
MAKE A GIFT TO THE SEMINAR TODAY!

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.

www.atask.org

Hotline: 617.338.2355

PO Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112

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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”.

RSVP HERE!

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).

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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/

 

Partnerships

 



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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NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

 

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. 
 

 

 

BEST OF INSTAGRAM 

 

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

 

 

SPOTLIGHT 

 

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)

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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! 

 

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

ONE WEEK AWAY!

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. RSVP HERE

Thursday - Nov. 19th (5:30-7:00pm) - In the Room & At The Table 2020: A celebration of our resilient Seminar family. RSVP HERE


NEW JOBS LISTED

 

Check out our Updated Jobs Section with Employment & Career Opportunities with our partners in Boston, Melrose and San Francisco, including:

 

Boston Harbor Now

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

   and

The San Francisco Office of Racial

  Equity (Seminar Alum, Danielle Ngo)

"Kick in the Door!"

Check out our

NEW VIDEO  

Celebrating the Amazing

"Women of the Seminar"

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The 8th State of Asian Women's Health Conference

Trust in the Time of COVID: Best Practices for Culturally Responsive Care § Support


Our 2020 conference focuses on educating healthcare professionals about the importance of providing culturally responsive and competent care, and to recognize frontline workers' contributions to advancing Asian women's healthThis important state-wide gathering of community members, advocates, public health officials, service providers, business leaders, community-based organizations, researchers, and policy makers, provides a rich co-learning platform for engaging key stakeholders and facilitating cross-sector collaborations. Our goal is to shed light on how cultural competency can be used to advance social justice and address ​health disparities.


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Thank you to everyone who attended and supported last night's virtual Silk Road Gala!  We were thrilled to celebrate our community’s strength together with you, and to share the impact that ATASK has had, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of today, we have raised more than $140,000, with donations continuing to arrive.  

 

We are especially thankful to Grace, who shared her journey as a survivor with us. Through her story, we see that lives can indeed be changed when others support and believe in you. Most importantly, her courage and determination provide HOPE to others.  She is an inspiration to us all.

 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to each of you, our supporters. Thank you for believing in ATASK and for honoring our mission to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities.  With your support, together we are making a difference in the lives of survivors. 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the event,  you can watch the video at anytime by clicking below.

 

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A special thanks to everyone who devoted their talent and time to make the Silk Road Gala a success!  

 

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2 days away from CelebrAsians
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VIP tickets come with a virtual swag bag, supporting Black, Asian, and women-owned businesses! 
Behind the Scenes at CelebrAsians video shoot
A big shout-out to our in-kind sponsor, ASICS, for providing all of the stylish, high-performing shoes & sportswear. This year's theme is Embodying HERstory, and we are amplifying a message around fitness: "Active living is crucial to self-care and emotional wellbeing." Our survivor models felt "proud" and "confident" during the video shoot, and we can't wait to showcase their strength & resilience at Saturday's fashion benefit!
For more BTS photos
Please note: All attendees will get a link to the virtual event tomorrow, and VIP ticket holders will receive their virtual swag bag via email on Saturday. 
Treat yourself & support a great cause
The CelebrAsians silent auction is open to the general public, and it will close at the end of the event (8:30pm ET on Saturday). A weekend getaway in Rockport, MA, private yoga session, gorgeous jewelry, and much more are up for grabs! Access the auction:
Can't make it to CelebrAsians?
Other ways to show your support:
Make a donation
Start a peer-to-peer fundraising page

 

October 2020🎃

Hi Boston TAP folks,

Happy Double Ten Day! To learn more about the history of Double Ten Day, check out this article from OFTaiwan: https://oftaiwan.org/culture/double-ten-day/

The deadline to register for the November General Election in MA is Saturday, October 24!

Stay healthy!
TAP-Boston

 

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Volunteering with Groundwork Somerville at South Street Farm
Time: Saturday, October 24, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: 138 South Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Join TAP Boston at the South Street Farm, Somerville's first and only urban farm! Harvested produce is sold at the Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market, donated to local food pantries, and used for special events and healthy eating workshops hosted by GWs. We will be harvesting kale and eggplant and will have the chance to take some home!

Learn more on Facebook: here
Sign up: here

 

Highlights from Previous Events!

 

Muddy Water Initiative Volunteering on September 26, 2020

 

 

Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign!

 

Write In Taiwanese Census Campaign
Please support the Write In Taiwanese Census Campaign by any of the following - 

1. Purchase a Campaign T-shirt or a Sweatshirt through the Census Campaign Store
2. Donate any amount through Venmo (@taclorg) and PayPal (tacl@tacl.org); please be sure to note the donation is for Census 2020 Campaign
3. Complete the post census survey here: tacl.org/census-2020
4. Visit us using the following:
Facebook and Instagram: @write.in.taiwanese.census
Websitehttp://tinyurl.com/counta2020

 

Events in the Community

 

2020 Taiwan Film Festival of Boston Screening: RUN FOR DREAM

Film Screening: 10/9 (Fri) 3pm EDT – 10/12 (Mon) 3am EDT
Forum Discussion: 10/11 (Sun) 8pm EDT
Event linkwww.taiwanfilmfest.org/buy-tickets

For October’s event of the 2020 TFFB “Lost and Found” Series, we are introducing a journey running toward a dream, RUN FOR DREAM (2019) - documentary on Taiwanese ultramarathoner Tommy Chen in his endeavor across barren deserts, formidable mountains, and desolate ice fields to become Asian champion of the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series

 

 

 

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/

 

Partnerships

 



Boba Origin - Get your very own Boba swag!

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

Use the code "TAP-BOSTON" at checkout! 

 

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Are you tired of dealing with microagressions on your own in the workplace? Are there strategies we can take to better address these microaggressions as women of color?
We invite you to come share your experiences, and learn from other industry professionals in a roundtable discussion to empower one another in the workplace. All is welcome.
This event will take place virtually on Wednesday September 30th from 7:00-8:30pm and will be hosted by Women in NAAAP.
Hi, everyone.
APAICS in Conversation is an exciting new weekly series of virtual fireside chats to learn and hear from leading AAPIs in their field. Each teleconference is approximately 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with the participants.
Listen to an insightful conversation with the Honorable Patrick Shen, former Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the U.S. Department of Justice moderated by Peter S. Hyun, Partner at Wiley as they address constitutional rights during this public health crisis, the growing violence against Asians and Asian Americans, and the resources through which victims can report violence
Patrick Shen is a partner in in Fragomen's Government Strategies and Corporate Compliance Group. In this capacity, he works with U.S. and multinational clients to maintain compliant immigration programs.
Prior to rejoining Fragomen, Patrick was appointed by the President and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate as Special Counsel for Immigration-related Unfair Employment Practices in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. He also served as Policy and Planning Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security, and Chief Immigration Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in his career, Patrick spent several years as an immigration litigator for the Justice Department, having served as an Assistant District Counsel of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and a trial lawyer in the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, NY and the Justice Department in Washington, DC, representing INS and other agencies in federal courts. He also had a stint in private practice as Director of Government Relations for Fragomen prior to his presidential appointment.
Patrick is a volunteer with his local fire department in Maryland. He was an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law, and a sports reporter in Taiwan before returning to the United States to attend law school.
The moderator of the Conversation, Peter S. Hyun, is a partner at Wiley, a Washington, DC law firm that operates at the intersection of politics, law, government, business, and technological innovation. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia's U.S. Attorney's Office, Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General's office, and Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Peter provides strategic advice to companies and individuals navigating multifront government investigations and litigation.
Peter is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association's National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association in D.C., and the Council of Korean Americans. He is also a contributor to the Cybersecurity Law ReportBloomberg LawThe Hill, and VentureBeat.

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This program is funded through the generosity of APAICS’ supporters. Please consider a donation today so we can continue bringing our programming to educate and promote a politically active and civically engaged AAPI community. 
APAICS in Conversation is a platform to educate and showcase AAPI speakers. APAICS does not endorse the policies or views expressed by the participants.


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ACE NextGen Crisis Management Series: Uniting in Crisis

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Deep Dive With Andrew Chau of Boba Guys

To RSVP, join the private ACE Nextgen group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ACENextGen/

If you have at all been following AAPI culture and community, you have heard of his name, or had his boba. Andrew Chau is a man of many talents and accomplishments including opening 20 Boba Guys stores in multiple cities and states, and calling Will Smith as one of his investors. These days he is testifying on Capitol Hill for small business, and fighting violence against Asians with campaigns like WashTheHate.

But let’s see how the boba was made. We know his social media prescence and brand, but let’s see what really makes Andrew tick, what his vision for AAPI’s in America is, and what its going to take to truly bridge cultures. With our remainder of our time, we will take it back to earth a bit and hear how Andrew re-opening his stores amongst COVID-19.
          
April 2020

New challenges mean new opportunities
Left to right: Anthony Yu, Raissa Li, Ashley Yuen/staff, Jenny Wu, Dong Tong, Chien-Chi Huang/staff
Exploring new opportunities
At AWFH, we are following the advice of health professionals to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and transitioning our in-person events to virtual. We know that social distancing can lead to isolation for many people, which can be detrimental to our mental health.

Over the past month, we have been exploring the use of technology to continue our work to provide peer support and health webinars in English and Mandarin. Let us know what kinds of information and support are interesting to you! We are also compiling pandemic-related resources to list on our website.

Upcoming webinars, all on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. EDT:

April 18: Money Matters during COVID-19 by Ms. Mui
April 25: Abstract Landscape Painting Art workshop by Heidi Lee
May 2: How to be an Ally discussion led by Brenda Herrera Moreno
May 9: Tea AppreciAsian/Trivia by Candy Liang & Grace An
Learning about traditional practices

Thank you to all who joined us for our webinar on Eastern ​Medicine and COVID-19 earlier this month! We featured Jonathan (Huan-Wen) Fang, a second generation Chinese medicine practitioner who has been licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2004. He is a certified eastern medicine practitioner as well as a Reiki II practitioner and auricular therapist.

We discussed three ways Eastern medicine can be beneficial to our health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Herbs can strengthen our immune systems, which help fight off viruses. Acupuncture also boosts immunity, and unblocks our body’s meridians to increase chi and blood circulation. Exercise in general, including Taoist exercise, can invigorate blood circulation and support healthier T cell production.

These are great practices to consider adding to our health maintenance routines, along with handwashing, wearing face masks in public, and practicing social distancing. Thank you to Jonathan Fang for providing his expertise!
Check out our podcast archive

Production of our From Resilience to Radiance podcast is temporarily on hold, and the archive is available on our websiteSoundCloud, and Apple Podcast. Now is a great time to catch up on any episodes you may have missed! 
Give us a listen!
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Member of the Month

Amy Hsu is a recent graduate from Wellesley College, but was raised in Taipei, Taiwan. With a deep interest in working with people and a curiosity in science, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. She currently works in Charles River Community Health working trilingually (English/Chinese/Spanish) to ensure patients receive appropriate and timely care for abnormal breast and colorectal screening.

Through Asian Women for Health, she has found an avenue to help close the gaps in cultural and structural-based health disparities. Last year at Celebrasians, she was the Model Coordinator and hopes to become a certified health educator in the future to further contribute to Asian Women for Health!
Join our weekly check in group
Staying connected during this time provides benefits for our mental and emotional health. We are starting up weekly check-ins the week of April 20 for the following groups:
  • LGBTQ+ group
    Mondays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

     
  • Mom's group
    Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

     
  • Adult women's group (age 30 and over)
    Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

     
  • Young women's group (under age 30)
    Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

     
  • Singles
    Fridays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

     
  • Cancer survivors & patients group
    Sundays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
Email us to sign up - you can join more than one group! Thank you to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for funding this program through their Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant.
Community COVID-19 Resources

Last month, we shared some pandemic-related resources that we thought may be useful. Here are some more that might be helpful, from a rental relief fund in Boston to a video of Dr. Choi speaking about anti-Asian prejudice during this time. More resources are available on our website.
 Stay healthy, stay safe, stay connected!

Job Opportunity

The Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Administration is hiring a Program Support Assistant and an Outreach and Marketing Specialist. More term positions are available with their disaster response efforts. See more information on these jobs!

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AWFH Newsletter | January 2020
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2020: A year with AspirAsians!!

As I was giving an orientation to our newly hired program coordinator (welcome aboard, Ashley Yuen), I suddenly realized how much we have accomplished in the past 7 years!!

2019 was a year with innovative initiatives:
  1. From Resilience to Radiance” monthly podcast, produced and hosted by none other than our Awesome Audrey Paek;
  2. “MobilizAsians” - an online WeChat support forum for Chinese women living with breast cancer, which is funded by the Massachusetts Medical Society
  3. National HepB Foundation funded AWFH to identify key stakeholders and orchestrate a statewide effort in collaboration with APAMSA and organizations serving the Asian American communities.

Moving forward, we will continue using technology to maximize our reach while reducing cultural and language barriers.
We aspire to launch the following new initiatives to build the confidence, capacity and connections of Asian women:
  1. Monthly socials that will take place on the 2nd Saturday every month (see the pictures and a short write up below for Jan Dumpling So Special event). RSVP for the Feb Potluck Hotpot here.
  2. EducAsians” - train peer health educators to provide point of care and heart health education at the Boston Public Market and Roxbury Tenants of Harvard
  3. ASSIST: Asian Sisters Supporting Individual Survivor’s Transformation” - a retreat to heal the mind, body and spirit of Asian cancer or trauma survivors

Please put the dates below on your calendar for our signature annual events, and let us know how you’d like to be involved:

Finally, our annual meeting will take place at Impact Hub Boston (50 Milk Street, Boston 15th floor) on Wednesday, June 17th from 6-8 p.m.  We’d love to see you there and hear your ideas about how we can advance Asian women’s health and wellbeing.


Stay healthy, stay connected!

Chien-Chi Huang

"I Didn't Think It Could Happen to Me"
Hi! My name is Ellie Nguyen. I am a 26 year old first-generation Vietnamese-American woman who spent a year with Asian Women for Health facilitating cervical health workshops. I led workshops on the risks of HPV (human papilloma virus) and cervical cancer among Vietnamese women, because they are 3 times as likely to develop cervical cancer. As a minor demographic, these rates are alarming. 
HPV can be prevented by using protection, along with regular testing and vaccinations for young women and femmes, depending on their age. Throughout my work and knowledge on the issue, I never imagined that I would be affected. In 2018, I went for a routine Pap Smear and received my results back that said I had “abnormal cells” present. Usually, this isn’t a reason to panic as it can go away on its own over time. Instead of testing every 3 years with normal results, I had to get another Pap smear in a year. 
In summer of 2019, I received abnormal results again which is followed up by a procedure called a “colposcopy” which allows doctors to get a closer look of your cervix. Turns out, I had high-risk cells (NOT cancer cells), which if left untreated over time would turn into cervical cancer.

Lastly, a few months after I had another procedure called a “LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)”, which removes those high-risk cells from your cervix. This is mostly successful but includes close monitoring to make sure that the high-risk cells were removed.

Despite all of the knowledge I had, my ability to successfully navigate through the healthcare system, and privilege to access that care that I need - I was still really terrified and dissociated from the process. I knew I needed to push through to follow up on testing and procedures but I can understand why patients may delay their processes. It was surreal to hear that I had high-risk cells. I couldn’t find the language to talk about it with my family so I felt isolated. I was caught up in work and life things, so I had to push these to the back of my mind until the time of my appointments. Luckily, all of my providers were supportive, thorough in explaining what the procedures were and none of them were particularly painful. They all took 10 minutes or less.

I feel a huge relief for myself however I feel a surge to continue disseminating this information to Vietnamese women because cervical cancer is so preventable. Whether it’s due to stigma, lack of awareness, or lack of medical or communal support - we must break the barriers that prevent patients from receiving the care they need. 

Learn more about HPV
From Resilience to Radiance: Episode #11
Living Beyond Cancer and Cultural Stigma / Breast Cancer


While the prevalence of women’s breast cancer varies significantly by race/ethnicity, an earlier age-onset of breast cancer incidence, specifically among Asian and Asian American women, have warranted more research and public outreach for early screenings and mammograms, and education on the risk factors.

In this episode, we follow the personal journey of one young cancer survivor and advocate, Jeannie Karkowski, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.  In the face of stigmas and struggles with her bi-cultural identity, she discovered the power of her own voice, as well as a support network that has helped her to heal and contribute to the community.  Read More
Please see links below to our podcast episodes:
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1/11 Dumpling So Special
@Roxbury Tenants of Harvard

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our January social: dumpling making party on 1/11! We hope you all had a great time making these Chinese-style dumplings and meeting new friends! Click the button below and check out albums on our Facebook page to see more pictures! And please stay tuned for our upcoming events!
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AWFH is Looking for Volunteers!!

We need help staff the table and conduct field surveys at the below events.
Please email info@asianwomenforhealth.org to signup for am or pm shift:

Upcoming Community Events

Girlx Empowerment Career Night
Call for volunteers!!
If you are a woman (of color, if possible) working in Medicine, Science and Public Health-related fields who would be willing to share your stories and experiences to other young girls, please come join this Career Night under Girlx Only Leadership Program (GOLD) hosted by YWCA Cambridge on January 28, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall. 

This career night is mainly designed for middle schoolers in Cambridge/ Boston who identity with the struggles of girlhood, and will allow them to hear from professionals about their careers and life experiences through small group discussions to build self-confidence, intergenerational relationships, and positive femme and women professional role models.

Please feel free to pass to your networks and to have interested parties directly contact: pkranz-howe@ywcacam.org and phone number is: 617-491-6050 x 3035.

Date: 1/28 (Tue.)
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cambridge City Hall
(795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Learn more about GOLD
What's Next for Boston Public Schools? 

Please join us for a conversation with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, on January  30, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. At this forum, she'll share her community-informed vision for the district.

Appointed in May 2019, Dr. Cassellius has visited all 125 schools in the school district and hosted well over 100 community conversations and town hall meetings.  The visits, conversations, and inputs have helped to shape her strategic priorities and budget recommendations for the coming school year. Dr. Cassellius will provide an overview of her priorities and plans, and a panel discussion will follow the presentation.

Date: 1/30 (Thu.)
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m
P.S. Unfortunately, registration and the waitlist for this event have reached capacity. However, the event will be broadcast online. Click the button below for the live stream.
Join the live stream
Boston Girls Empowerment Network
Girls Research Presentation

SAVE THE DATE for this year's Boston Girls Empowerment Network Workshop!
On 2/19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m, BGEN and The American City Coalition (TACC) present you Girls Research Presentation. Pathways for Girls Study assesses the personal assets, resources, challenges, experiences, and interests of 14 to 21-year-old girls and young women of color from the Roxbury community.

Date: 2/19 (Wed.)
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Bolling Building (Boston Public Schools Headquarters), 6F Community Room
(2300 Washington St. Roxbury, MA 02119)
Research Study on Patient-Provider Relationships

Zara Ahmed, a student in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University is looking for participants who are White or Asian Americans over the age of 18 to participate in this research study.

The purpose of this study is to explore patients' relationships with their primary care provider. Participants would be required to take this 5-10 minute online survey. The questions being asked will ask questions regarding a person’s relationship with their Primary Care Provider (PCP).  These questions will cover topics such as: trust, helpfulness, and accessibility of your PCP. All data collected will remain anonymous and will not be connected to the email provided for compensation.

If you would like to participate in this study or have any questions about it, please email zzahmed@bu.edu or call 203-824-3893 with any questions.
WeChat group for Chinese breast cancer patients, survivors and their love ones

AWFH is creating a WeChat Group for Chinese breast cancer patient, survivors and their care givers to share information and support one another.

If you are interested in joining or need more info, please email info@asianwomenforhealth.org
Job Opportunities

Tech Goes Home is hiring a Program Manager

Federation with Children of Special Needs is hiring for part-time position 
HHS-Office of Adolescent Health has ORISE Fellowship positions available

Boston Explorers is seeking Day Camp Counselor/Teen Program Leader

Boston Public Health Commission is looking for a full-time public health program coordination
Volunteer with AWFH

Asian Women for Health is always seeking volunteers to become part of our network! If you are interested, please take part in this brief survey. Your participation will help us match your interests to the various volunteer opportunities. We look forward to growing the AWFH network with your help!
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General Chen is the first Chinese American 2-Star General in the U.S. Army; his father was a captain and pilot of the U.S. Army Air Forces assigned to the 14th Air Force (Flying Tigers) under General Claire Chennault in the Chinese-Burma-India Theatre during World War II.
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General Chen will give highlights from his distinguished career, an Overview of Chinese American Veterans Involvement in WWII, the Status of the Congressional Gold Medal design process, the projected Spring 2020 DC ceremony, and the Project’s official registration process and database. Included will be coverage of Chinese Americans in the American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force, and 14th Air Force.

Event hosted by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance - Boston, and the American Legion Boston Chinatow