2016 Year In Review

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JANUARY

  • January 17: OCA-GLA Board Retreat and Meeting
  • January 19: Vigilant Love Coalition Meeting (AAAJ)
  • January 23-24: OCA National Board Meeting (Tucson, AZ)
  • January 28: OCA-GLA Online Board Elections
  • January 29: Civic Engagement Meeting (AAAJ)

FEBRUARY

  • February 3: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • February 6: San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival
  • February 13: 117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival (March with API Equality-LA)
  • February 16: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • February 20-21: Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk & Bike Ride
  • February 27- March 1: JACL/OCA Leadership Summit, Building Leaders for Change

MARCH

  • March 2: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • March 5: 2016 Chinese American Museum Lantern Festival/Voter Registration Drive
  • March 7: USC APASS Internship Begins
  • March 15: Meet and Greet with City of LA Immigrant Affairs Policy Analyst Jessica Caloza
  • March 15: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • March 17: APIA Professional Network of Long Beach Launch/Voter Registration Drive
  • March 18: Karaokethon and Fundraiser/Voter Registration Drive
  • March 21: Monday Night Mingler/Voter Registration Drive
  • March 22: VigilantLove Coalition Meeting
  • March 25: APCF Meet the Funders
  • March 28: Letter to Oppose Co-Location by Metro Charter School at Castelar
  • March 30-31: Asian American Advancing Justice Conference

APRIL

  • April 6: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • April 8: A3PCON Speakers Training
  • April 11: USC Voter Registration Drive
  • April 13: AAAJ Your Vote Matters Retreat
  • April 16-17: Monterey Cherry Blossom Festival/Voter Registration Drive
  • April 18: JACL/OCA-GLA Civil Rights Caucus Meeting
  • April 19: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • April 22: AHNPHI Opening Ceremony Celebration
  • April 23-24: OCA National Board Meeting (Chicago, IL)
  • April 23: Co-sponsored “Tyrus, USA” Film Screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

MAY

  • May 2: OCA-GLA ED Meet and Greet
  • May 4: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • May 6: API Left Talk and Bob Wing “A Critical Moment: The 2016 Elections
  • May 6: Southern California Edison AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
  • May 11: CRA for Community Based Organizations
  • May 12: Henry Lo Presentation with Lincoln Heights AP Government High School Students on the Importance of Voting
  • May 16: Sign on Letter of Support for Healthy Nail Salon AB 2125
  • May 17: Mayor Garcetti’s APAHM Reception
  • May 19: Your Vote Matters Press Conference, Introduce Affliates
  • May 19: 4th Annual InQUIZitive Minds: APA Trivia Night at Chinese American Museum
  • May 23: OCA-GLA/JACL Civil Rights Caucus Meeting
  • May 21: APA Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
  • May 23: Support College 4 All SB 1050
  • May 24: Endorse AANHPI Open Letter to support Affirmative Action
  • May 28: Co-sponsored “The Changing Landscape of the U.S.: 50 Years Since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act” at the Chinese American Museum

JUNE

  • June 1: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • June 8: APCF Gala, Giving for All Seasons
  • June 12: Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Listening Session for AAPI- Long Beach
  • June 15: CTO Summer Internship Applications Due
  • June 16: Co-sponsored with Chinese American Museum-Tyrus Movie Sceening
  • June 18: Co-sponsored I Am Immigrant: The Story of Our Nation
  • June 20: OCA-GLA/JACL Civil Rights Caucus Meeting
  • June 21: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • June 27: CTO Internship Begins
  • June 28: Your Vote Matters Primary/Debrief Meeting

JULY

  • July 7: Chinatown Sustainability Dialouge
  • July 14: APIA Professional Network of Long Beach Mixer- 30
  • July 16: Kollaboration LA 2016 at East West Players
  • July 17: Letter of Support for AB 2864 Pupil instruction: Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: Chinese Americans’ contributions to establishment of transcontinental railroad
  • July 21-24: OCA National Convention at New Jersey
  • July 21: LEAP Leadership Awards Gala
  • July 28: NAAAP Political Panel

AUGUST

  • August 5-7: OCA-GLA Voter Registration Drive at 626 Night Market
  • August 6: Co-sponsored Project by Project Los Angeles’ Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit at the California Market Center
  • August 9: Chinatown Sustainability Meeting
  • August 10: The Case of Professor Xi, Scapegoating Immigrants as National Security Threats at Asian American Advancing Justice
  • August 12: APIA Vote/AAJA 2016 Presidential Townhall Meeting- in Las Vegas
  • August 16: Your Vote Matters Ballot Measure Meeting
  • August 16: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • August 21: Annual Summer Picnic with Families with Children from China (FCC) and Asian Youth Center (AYC)
  • August 24: Letter of Support: AB 2125 Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program
  • August 25: Co-host Public Speaking 101 in Long Beach
  • August 25-28: Co-sponsored The Comedy Comedy Festival
  • August 28: CTO Summer Internship Ends
  • August 29: OCA-GLA/JACL Civil Rights Caucus Meeting
  • August 30: CTO Interns Appreciation Dinner

SEPTEMBER

  • September 12: LA County AANHPI Policy Roundtable
  • September 19: Voter Registration Drive- Cal Poly Pomona Welcome Week
  • September 20: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • September 23: Asian Pacific American Media Coalition-CBS Media Diversity Meeting
  • September 25: Voter Registration Drive- Peace and Unity Concert in Pasadena
  • September 27: National Voter Registration Day- Cal State LA Slay the Vote Presentation
  • September 29: Voter Outreach at MSMU Chalon Campus
  • September 30: OCA-GLA 25th Anniversary Image Awards

OCTOBER

  • October 3: Voter Education/ Registration Drive “Politics Meets Tech” By Polinav & USC USG +PSA
  • October 4: Voter Registration Drive-Tuesday Night Cafe
  • October 5: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • October 6: Advancing Justice-Los Angeles 33rd Anniversary Dinner
  • October 13: Ballot Measure Press Conference at Asian American Advancing Justice
  • October 15: Voter Registration Drive-Maywood Community Event
  • October 16: Voter Registration Drive-I Am Asian American Concert
  • October 18: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • October 22: Voter Registration Drive- Barnes Park with Mark Keppel Promoting Youth Advocacy
  • October 22: Voter Registration Drive- South L.A Public Allies Community Event
  • October 24: Voter Registration Drive- Evans Adult School
  • October 24: Voter Registration Drive- LA Trade Tech
  • October 25: B3 Leadership Summit: Asian Pacific Americans in the Digital Age

NOVEMBER

  • November 2: A3PCON Board Meeting
  • November 15: APCF Meet the Funders
  • November 17: Your Vote Matter Election Debrief at Pilipino Workers Center
  • November 18: API Drug Abuse Working Group
  • November 22: OCA-GLA Board Meeting
  • November 28: College for All Sign-on Coalition Letter to Urge all California K-12 Schools and Colleges to be designated as Sanctuary Schools and Campuses

DECEMBER

  • December 1: Co-sponsored 16th Annual APA Community Holiday Toy Drive
  • December 6: OCA-GLA/JACL Civil Rights Caucus Meeting
  • December 7: A3PCON Board Retreat
  • December 7: We Stand Together: A Solidarity Vigil at Japanese American Cultural Community Center
  • December 12: Courage Campaign CA Progressive Convening
  • December 14: ADL Asian Jewish Initiative
  • December 17: OCA-GLA Membership Mixer
  • December 18: Co-host A3M Bone Marrow Drive at Asian Youth Center
  • December 19: OCA-GLA Holiday Dinner

Community Outreach and Support:

Community Service Projects: 7

Volunteers: 128

Community Co-Partners/Sponsorship: 34

Professional and Leadership Development Opportunities:

B3: 47 Participants

Voter Education/Voter Registration Trainings: 20 Youth

Internships: 4

Coalition Building:

Letter of Support: 7

Partners/Coalitions: 11

Civic Engagement:

Voters Registered: 490

Voter Registration Drives: 30

Civic Engagement Youth Partners: 10

Mentored Path to Citizenship Recepient: 2