National Grandparents Day is just around the corner – September 10th, 2017 to be exact!
Are you a parent to an AAPI child?
Would you be interested in participating in a video montage and story, celebrating the sacrifice and accomplishments of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) grandparents?
We just need cute video footage of your child interacting with their API grandma and grandpa and more.
In partnership with AARP, we are creating a video entitled “Dear Grandparents” – a storytelling project focused on celebrating the immigrant stories of AAPI Grandparents. For this video, we are crowdsourcing cute footage moments of grandchildren, parent, and grandparent interacting with one another. Simply put, “Dear Grandparents” is a message of love and gratitude for our Asian Immigrant parent/grandparents.
What do we need?
- Footage when your child first meets their grandparents.
- Food! Teaching kids to use chopsticks or how to dip lumpia, slurping noodles, etc.
- Grandparents with your child! Playing, hugging, holding, etc.
- Families together – selfies/mirror shots of you and your children are welcome.
- Kids walking, running, eating – just being kids.
- Solo footage of kids smiling, crying, making funny faces.
How can you participate?
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in participating. We will follow up with instructions on how to participate.
- Due Date: All footage is due on August 2nd.
About our Social Impact Company: NextDayBetter is a storytelling media platform for diaspora communities. Through our global event series and original digital storytelling, we celebrate the stories of multicultural immigrants across the globe and call them to action. Through storytelling, we build empowered communities that solve today’s greatest challenges. Some of our storytelling partners include MailChimp, Doctors Without Borders and AARP.
Impact Case Study: Our campaign with Doctors Without Borders inspired the Filipino diaspora to ask pharma to reduce the price of pneumonia vaccination, resulting in over 400,000 petitions signed, 110 Filipino organizations participating, and a verbal commitment by Pfizer and GSK to drop the price of pneumonia vaccination in humanitarian settings. Watch our video here.
We are pleased to share that the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the University of California, Riverside’s AAPIData.com have partnered to launch Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge! We want to hear from the community on novel approaches to interpret data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), particularly data that is broken out by detailed origin (e.g., Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, etc.).
Background: AAPIs make up the fastest growing racial group and are projected to surpass 50 million by 2060. AAPIs are one of the most diverse racial groups, representing dozens of ethnicities, cultures and migration stories from around the world. Over the last 10 years, there have been significant improvements in the availability of data on AAPIs and while these datasets include information on the detailed origin of AAPIs, they are still underutilized, which is why we’re launching Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge.
Key Date: Submissions will be accepted until Monday, September 5 (Labor Day). They can take on various forms, including infographics, apps, data tables, blog posts, and even animations, videos, and other creative mediums. Challenge details can be found here.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing your submissions!
Thanks to Everett Lo for sharing this information with AABANY.
Please join Project by Project (PbP), and their 2016 partner, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) as they present “Coming Together: A LGBTQ Allyship Panel Workshop.” This workshop is aimed for the general public to generate awareness of the underlying issues of the AAPI LGBTQ community and how we can be better allies. Our panelists will provide a wide range of perspectives, situations and environments and ways allies can support the AAPI LGBTQ community. Topics include: a corporate perspective, a Family Acceptance Campaign called Family is Still Family, struggles of coming out and the need for allies, and other LGBTQ AAPI issues like immigration and racial justice after-Orlando.
Shamina Singh, President at MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth
Andy Marra, Communications Manager at the Arcus Foundation
Glenn Magpantay, Executive Director of National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
Clara Yoon, Founder of API Rainbow Parent of PFLAG-NYC
6:30pm-7pm | Welcome and Registration
7pm-8:15pm | Panel workshop discussion
8:15pm-8:30pm | Audience Q&A
8:30pm-9pm | Refreshments and Networking
This year, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and Project By Project (PbP) are partnering to develop both organizations by leveraging their combined experiences, knowledge and skills. NQAPIA is dedicated toward building a world where all Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders are fully accepted in their homes, families, places of work, places of worship and community regardless of their sexual orientation or gender-identity. PbP is an organization of professionals from a range of industries that uses its members to develop innovative solutions and apply them to serve non-profits in our local communities. Furthermore, training its members to be leaders within the AAPI community.
Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP on EventBrite is required. Seats are limited.
This workshop is free to the public but a suggested donation of $5 or more is appreciated. Please make your donation at: http://projectbyproject.org/donation-2/
Thank you for your support!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) –
WHERE: Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) – 25 West 43rd Street, #1000, New York, NY 10036 –
Special Shout-out from AABANY to its LGBT Committee Chair Glenn Magpantay. He is one of the panelists at the event.
The E3! Ambassadors Program equips young leaders with the opportunity to work with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to brainstorm and implement their own unique ideas to help improve the overall quality of life for AAPIs across the country in the areas of education, mental health, pathways to public service, and immigration. E3! Ambassadors work to highlight key federal programs and resources in which AAPIs may be underserved. Selected E3! Ambassadors are encouraged to conduct outreach within their campuses and communities – whether it’s setting up a table to share resources at a campus fair, facilitating a workshop during a conference, or even utilizing social media.
The 2014 inaugural class of 31 E3! Ambassadors came from 29 different cities and hosted more than 55 events during the 2014-2015 year to educate, engage, and empower their campuses and communities.
The application can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is August 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET. Please note that late applications may not be considered.
If you have any questions about the E3! Ambassador program, please contact WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov.