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Highlights 2009

Highlights from 2009: In addition to our regular meetings, mixers and rallies held all across the country, these are some of the more noteworthy projects we worked on:

November - Reform Immigration for America Conference Call: Working with a coalition of organizations around the country, APAP organized 14 house parties around the country to hear Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez discuss immigration reform

October - 2009 Media Award: At a gala awards ceremony in Denver, Vincent Who? wins the 2009 Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education

September - APAP's blog, in association with Angry Asian Man (angryasianman.com) lists the 10 top colleges for AAPI student activism. Website traffic hits an all-time high of 10,000 per week.

July-August: Health Care Reform: APAP helped organize phonebanks, rallies and other events around the country

May - House Party with Obama Administration: Over eighty homes participated in a conference call with top Obama Administration officials Tina Tchen of the Office of Public Engagement and Assistant Cabinet Secretary Tammy Duckworth. Also joining the call were Congressmembers Judy Chu and Joe Sestak, as well as introductory remarks provided by Konrad Ng.

February - Completion of Vincent Who?: Recognizing the importance of new media, APAP produced our first documentary, a feature that explores the impact of the 1982 Vincent Chin hate murder on the development of the modern AAPI political movement. The documentary features interviews with more than 30 veteran and emerging leaders from the East Asian, South Asian and Southeast Asian communities. Since then, the 

January 20th – Inaugural AAPI Grassroots Gala in Washington DC: After a long and hard fought election cycle, over 200 grassroots activists from around the country came and celebrated the election of President Obama and further build the ties amongst the various grassroots organizers from around the country. Guests enjoyed fine food and drinks and the inspirational work of several Asian American artists. The evening ended with a Bollywood dance party.

SELECT EVENTS in 2010

LA Dem Sum
Washington Planning Meeting
SF

APAP/San Francisco Mixer
Friday, Feb. 5 from 6:00-8:0pm
Sugar Cafe (679 Sutter)
rsvp to colbert at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Nevada & AA Caucus of NV
Asian American Empowerment Hour
Saturday, Feb 6 at 1:00pm
King Buffet (3650 Kietzke Lane)
rsvp to curtis at apaforprogress.org

APAP/New York - Vincent Who? Screening
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:00pm
Asian American Writers Workshop (16 W. 32nd)
rsvp to theresat at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Boston - Meeting
Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 am
Location: TBD
rsvp to michelle at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Washington DC - Chapter Meeting
Monday, February 22 at 7:30 pm
1211 Connecticut Ave., Suite 406 (USSA Offices)
rsvp to erin at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Chicago - Dem Sum
Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 am
Carmen's Pizzeria 1014 Church Street, Evanston
rsvp to tmahmah at gmail.com

APAP/Milwaukee - Dinner
Sunday, February 28 at 6:00 pm
Location: (TBD)
rsvp to curtis at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Boston - Meet Leland Cheung
Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
rsvp to michelle at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Philadephia - Potluck
w/ Austin's first AA judge, Ramey Ko
Sunday, March 7 at 11:00 am 
at a downtown lawfirm (email for exact details)
rsvp to farzin at apaforprogress.org

AAPI Empowerment Dinner - St. Louis
Sunday, March 14 at 6:00 pm
Buffalo Brewing Co., 300 Olive Street
rsvp to curtis @ apaforprogress.org

APAP/Colorado Chapter Launch
Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 pm
Asian Pacific Development Center, York Street
1825 York Street, Denver
rsvp to curtis at apaforprogress.org

APAP/DC - "AAPI's and Immigration Reform"
Join Mike Honda and Judy Chu and leading AAPI's
Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Canon House Office Building - Room 121
rsvp to erin at apaforprogress.org; volunteers needed!

APAP/Minneapolis
Join an informal dinner to discuss forming a chapter
Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm 
Midtown Global Market (920 East Lake Street)
rsvp to baophi at gmail.com

APAP/Boston
Sunday, March 28 at 12:00 pm
China Pearl Restaurant (9 Tyler Street)
rsvp to michelle at apaforprogress.org

APAP/LA - AAPI's and the Obama Administration
Cosponsor of APABA event; with Karen Narasaki of AAJC
Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 pm
Chop Suey Cafe (346 E. 1st St.)
rsvp to kwang at apalc.org by April 2nd

APAP/SF - Screening of Vincent Who?
Join special guest Helen Zia; $5 suggested donation
Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 pm
Chinese for Affirmative Action (17 Walter Lum Place)
rsvp to colbert at apaforprogress.org

APAP/Austin - AAPI Activist Happy Hour and Dinner
Join us during the AAAS Conference
Friday, April 9 at 6:30 pm
Imperia Restaurant (310 Colorado St)
rsvp to ramey at gmail.com

APAP/Ohio
Join an informal dinner to discuss forming a chapter
Sunday, April 11 at 6:00 pm
place in Columbus TBD
rsvp to curtis at apaforprogress.org