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News from the Chapter and OCA National
- OCA National Convention: This year's National Convention is hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter and will be Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 10, 2014. With the theme of "On Location for Advocacy," the convention will focus on OCA's advocacy efforts both nationally and locally. Register at http://www.ocanational.org/?page=Events_Convention.
- Are you a college student? Apply for a scholarship to attend the Convention and explore your APA identity, learn about social justice, cultural changes, education, and storytelling. The scholarship gives you access to over $800 worth of event programming, special events, and meals! Apply at https://ocanational.site-ym.com/?page=Convention_Scholarsh by Sunday, July 13 by 11:59PM (EST).
- Join us for a Talk Story event on "Shattering the Secret Identities of Yellow Peril: Telling Asian American Stories in Comics". This Talk Story event will be on Sunday, July 27, 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association: 510 I (Eye) St NW, Washington DC. A large percentage of the people who write, draw, and read comic books are Asian Americans, but finding them in comic books can be difficult. Two comic creators have been trying to change that. Keith Chow edits the Asian American comics anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered. He is founder of The Nerds of Color, a website with unique perspectives on pop culture. Illustrator and cartoonist Jamie Noguchi created the office romance comic Yellow Peril and co-founded “Super Art Fight.” They are joined in a conversation about Asian Americans in Comics by Kat Chow -- a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's Code Switch blog. Books will be on display and for sale.
- Volunteer opportunity:The Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) APA Youth Summit is an annual summer event focused on creating a safe community-building space for Asian American high school youth in the DMV. This year, it will be occurring from July 25-26 at AALEAD's DC Office (2100 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009). The Summit features one night showcasing local youth talent and one full day of workshops and activities. High School Youth in the AALEAD program plan these workshops based on student interests and student needs. In the past, AALEAD has had speakers come to talk about Leadership, Mental Health, Social Media, Domestic Violence, Asian American Identity, Music, Dance and even film. This year, AALEAD will be focusing on three different areas:
- Switch With Me (cross-cultural discussions about how Asian Americans and other communities are interconnected historically, relationally, and personally; topics may include immigration, housing discrimination, and stereotypes)
- Self Empowerment (topics include identity, stress management, and leadership);
- Student Interest (helping students explore and learn more about their hobbies and passions, such as creative writing, performing, music, and dance)