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News from the Chapter and OCA National
- Learn about your rights with language access: In partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), we are organizing and facilitating a series of workshop to inform the AAPI community on its rights and recourses around language access and education. The first workshop will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) (9366 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD). Staff members of the USDOE Office of Civil Rights will be available to talk with attendees after the event until noon. Read more!
- Register today for the OCA National Convention in Los Angeles! This year's National Convention is being hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel from Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 10. This year's Convention theme is "On Location for Advocacy" will focus on OCA's advocacy efforts both nationally and locally. Read more and register today at http://www.ocanational.org/?page=Events_Convention
- Apply for OCA National's 2014-2015 Civil Rights Fellowship: The OCA Civil Rights Fellowship is a national advocacy fellowship, which is based at OCA National and which seeks to organize and mobilize the chapter networks across the country to support the building of individual and community capacity for greater civic engagement among Asian Pacific Americans. The key components of this program include but are not limited to voter registration, hate crimes education and monitoring, and public policy. Applications must be received by April 30. Read more about the position at http://www.ocanational.org/news/167177/OCA-Seeking-Candidates-for-2014--2015-Civil-Rights-Fellowship.htm.
Workshops on Your Rights with Language Accesss
OCA-DC, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), is organizing and facilitating an education initiative this year. The purpose of this initiative and its workshops is to inform the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on its rights and recourses around language access and education.