Asian Cinevision/Asian American International Film Festival National Tour

Sharing an announcement from our friends at Asian Cinevision/AAIFF:

Last year the Asian American International Film Festival’s (2012) National Festival Tour was a success featuring the creative work of new, young artists from Asian and Asian American communities. As the only traveling festival of its kind in the US, the National Festival Tour rents out a selection of features and shorts for a one-time public or private screening, from which any revenue made is paid directly to the filmmakers and artists. This is a great way to enjoy a fresh and different perspective on the state of filmmaking, while having the opportunity to support the arts and to cultivate young artists.

This year’s 2012/2013 programs include 8 feature-length films and 5 shorts programs representing over seven countries (Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Vietnam).

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Asian CineVision Internship Summer 2013

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At Asian CineVision, we are currently looking for dedicated people to join the team and organize the 36th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF). Started in 1978, AAIFF is the first and longest running Asian American film festival in the United States, and we showcase some of the best independent art-house cinema. This summer, we are seeking enthusiastic cinephiles to join our progressive community of organizers, artists, and filmmakers.

Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Network and build relationships with existing and new community organizations
  • Outreach to student and community organizations by creating unique program campaigns
  • Coordinate ticket sales with community and student organizations
  • Invite and follow-up with political figures to attend the festival

Technical Production Coordinator

  • Coordinate logistics and equipment needs for the duration of the festival (Step and repeat, walkie-talkies, t-shirts, U-Haul, car rentals, HD Cam decks)
  • Work with Venue projectionist in coordinating proper screening formats
  • Compress movie files to appropriate format given by the venue projectionist
  • Create AAIFF’13 curtain raisers
  • Create and edit AAIFF’13 trailer
  • Make DVD and digital copies of showtapes and screeners as needed
  • Assist with CineVue related projects as needed with editing or video coverage

Box Office Manager

  • Supervise will-call information desk, office phone sales, and transactions
  • Manage will-call personnel on pick-up protocols and procedure
  • Liaise with Social Media Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for ticket-giveaways
  • Input Program Content on ACV website
  • Setup Box Office System on ShowClix
  • Coordinate with Social Media and Website Manager on implementing the ShowClix system on Social Media Platforms & Website

Social Media and Website Manager

  • Develop a content management calendar and promotional strategies
  • Manages all execution of all ACV’s social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc)
  • Publishes content provided by all team members
  • Write copy and send out email newsletter
  • Track Social Media traction via Google Analytics on a weekly basis and provide feedback on content value
  • Responsible for all postings on ACV’s website
  • Troubleshoot any technical problems
  • Update content as needed (all aaiff13 marketing materials: save-the-date card, program guide, brochure, etc.)

Design Assistant

  • Assist Design Manager with AAIFF’13 creatives
  • Design for print and web collaterals (examples: aaiff program guide, forms, public signage, name tags)
  • Manage timeline for overall design team

About Asian CineVision

Asian CineVision (ACV) is a nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, promotion, preservation, and exhibition of Asian and Asian American film and video. Since 1978, ACV has produced the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the nation’s longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema.

Now in its 36th year, ACV has steadily defined and progressively broadened its role as an Asian American media arts center by serving a growing constituency that includes filmmakers, media programmers, and the local and regional Asian American community and a national audience. ACV is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity in independent cinema.


  • Time Commitment: Summer interns must be available approximately 15 hours/week in the office, and be willing to work for the entirety of the festival: July 24 through August 3, which includes evening and late night hours.
  • Strong interest in the public sector & the community through nonprofit arts.
  • Must be entrepreneurial, well-organized, and detail-oriented with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic personalities a must!


  • Interns receive $5.00/day travel stipend
  • Casual work environment with flexible hours
  • Media Fan membership: Free and discounted tickets throughout the year to partner screenings and to AAIFF
  • Credit on website and festival program book
  • Working on the nation’s oldest Asian and Asian American film festival with a focus on independent cinema!


Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “2013 Internship Application – Your Name”. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Earlier applications, people with an earlier start date, and those who are based in NYC will receive preference.

Apply and work with a team of leaders defining the next generation of independent Asian Pacific American films!

Click Here for more information.

SABA-DC 2013 Public Interest Fellowship

The South Asian Bar Association of Washington DC (SABA-DC) is proud to announce our 2013 Public Interest Fellowship. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to help fund one or more law students’ summer internships with a public interest organization for the benefit of the South Asian community and the metropolitan D.C. area. We have previously awarded fellowships ranging from $1000 – $5000.

SABA-DC strives to promote the professional development of South Asian lawyers and law students, educate the South Asian community about relevant legal issues, expand and enhance business and professional opportunities for South Asians, increase the participation of South Asians in civic affairs and government, facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to South Asians, and foster goodwill, fellowship, and unity among the South Asian community.

Please apply by Friday March 29.

Fellowship applications are available at:

Please send all application materials to [email protected] SABA-DC prefers to receive all materials electronically.

From Washington to Wall Street: Fiscal Policy & Your Personal Finances

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This is not a PALS-sponsored event but maybe of interest to the PALS community.

Morgan Stanley Urban Markets Announcement

Monday, April 8, 2013
6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Program

LOCATION Morgan Stanley Headquarters

Westside Auditorium, 41st Floor
1585 Broadway (Btw 47th & 48th Streets)
New York City

Morgan Stanley 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Harold E. Ford, Jr. 
The Morgan Stanley Urban Markets Group

Harold E. Ford, Jr.

Managing Director
Company ManagementMorgan Stanley

Marilyn F. Booker

Managing Director
Urban Markets Group 

Morgan Stanley  

Michael Brathwaite

Vice President
Urban Markets Group
Morgan Stanley


Click here for more info on our speakers
Please RSVP by clicking here by Apri 3rd, 2013

© 2013 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.



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But you can still join us for our Dessert Lounge and enjoy a musical performance by the

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Jazz at Lincoln Center
Middle School Jazz Academy Band


A limited number of discounted tickets are available for CUP’s Dessert Lounge & Spring Soiree: CUP Gala After-Party.


If you’d like to be added to the wait list for Gala tickets, contact  [email protected].

From the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs: Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

I hope all is well. The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is delighted to announce the second annual Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI), a leadership training program for emerging immigrant leaders.  In partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, the Neighborhood Leadership Institute is a signature program of One NYC One Nation, a mayoral initiative increasing civic engagement within immigrant communities.

The Neighborhood Leadership Institutes will bring residents together on quality of life issues, build a network of community partners, provide a better understanding of government, and increase resilience through emergency preparedness training. This training will be led by the Office of Emergency Management and will serve as a pipeline for multilingual New York City residents to join Community Emergency Response (CERT) teams in their communities. Starting in April, we will conduct a series of NLI workshops in each of the five boroughs. 

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is NOW accepting applications for the NLIs in each borough. The ideal Neighborhood Leadership Institute candidate is an emerging immigrant leader who wants to develop a better understanding of local government and a range of communication, problem solving and community building skills. Candidates must possess a strong motivation to participate in local civic engagement opportunities. Candidates must be interested in the well-being of their neighborhood and working within their community to make a difference. Upon completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, groups will be connected to leadership and funding opportunities, and will receive a certificate of completion from the Mayor’s Office. Candidates must be proficient in English and be willing to commit to at least five 3-hour workshops to receive a certificate

For more information on workshop details and tentative dates, please see the institute brochure attached to this e-mail.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis HERE. Please share this opportunity widely. If you have specific questions contact Sarah Flatto at [email protected] / 212-341-9075.

Click HERE to see the brochure.

NYC Public Advocate Debate: March 28

The New York Immigration Coalition invites you a debate among candidates for NYC Public Advocate, one of the three citywide offices, all of which are up for election in 2013. The Public Advocate could use his/her office to stand up and fight for the rights of ordinary New Yorkers and underserved immigrant communities. Come hear what the candidates have to say about their engagement with the diverse and growing immigrant communities of NYC.

Sponsored by:
The New York Immigration Coalition
Minkwon Center for Community Action
La Fuente

Arab American Association of New York
New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Queens Community House
La Union
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
El Centro del Inmigrante
Russian American Voter Education League

(final sponsor list still in formation)

For information or to RSVP, please contact Jonathan Vidal at [email protected]. For sponsorship, contact Manny Castro at [email protected].

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 For Immediate Release

Asian Pacific American Women Leaders Hold Majority of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

 “A Conversation with AAPI Women of the 113th Congress” Featuring

 Representatives Tulsi Gabbard & Grace Meng

 Sponsored by AARP

WASHINGTON— The 113th Congress is historic with 97 representatives from multicultural communities and 100 female members. In particular, for Asian American and Pacific Islander women, this is the first time the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is composed of a majority of women. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) an Iraq War veteran, is the first Hindu elected to Congress. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) is the first Asian American to represent the state of New York.

Reps. Gabbard and Meng shared their experiences as new members of Congress on a panel discussion titled “A Conversation with AAPI Women of the 113th Congress” on Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Organized by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and sponsored by AARP, Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA.), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Board Member of APAICS opened the discussion and Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP’s State and National Group moderated the panel. 

A lively and engaging conversation took place as Reps. Gabbard and Meng discussed their experiences of rising to leadership roles and spoke on broad range of issues affecting the 50+ from work-life balance to financial security.

“AARP is honored to join Congresswoman Chu and APAICS in hosting this conversation that recognizes the remarkable journey, accomplishments and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander Women,” said Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, AARP’s Executive Vice President for Multicultural Markets & Engagement.  “We congratulate Reps. Gabbard and Meng on their recent victories, which increases representation of women from multicultural and multilingual communities, and we look forward to working with them and their colleagues on issues affecting multicultural communities in the coming months.”

“As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to acknowledge the tremendous progress that women have made,” said Judy Chu. “The 113th Congress is the most diverse in history, with more women and people of color than ever before. I want to thank APAICS and AARP for hosting such a great event to hear from Congresswomen Grace Meng and Tulsi Gabbard, two pioneers in the Asian Pacific American community who serve as role models for young women everywhere.”