CAAAV News! Updates on July 2012
We’ve had an eventful July at CAAAV thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of our supporters, members, and volunteers! See below for updates on our work and opportunities for you to get involved!
1. Updates: Asian Youth in Action (AYA) Kicks off the Summer!
2. Get involved!
- Data Entry Party Tomorrow
- CAAAV Co-Sponsors the Asian American Film Festival on Saturday
- Sign Up to Take Steps for Chinatown
3. Announcements: CAAAV is being honored by the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project!
Asian Youth in Action (AYA) Kicks Off the Summer!
AYA youth and staff after a three day retreat in Hunter, NY.
After weeks of preparation and recruitment, AYA held its annual retreat in Hunter Mountain! We welcomed our new youth members and volunteers with three days of teambuilding activities, outdoor fun, and intensive workshops on Asian American history, gender issues, policing, and CAAAV history. We are proud to have eleven new youth in our program!
During the summer, our youth meet three times a week to learn about issues facing our community, conduct youth exchanges with other organizations, facilitate Know Your Rights trainings on interactions with law enforcement, outreach to different neighborhoods in the city, and create a documentary on policing in Asian and Asian American communities in NYC.
Like our brand new AYA Facebook page here!
Data Entry Party Tomorrow
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30pm @ CAAAV Office (46 Hester Street). Come help us get the last batch of surveys entered and hear about the results from over 200 surveys collected so far. We’ll also update you on how AMP is developing and new goals we are working towards. Food will be provided.
CAAAV Co-Sponsors the Asian American Film Festival on Saturday
CAAAV is co-sponsoring the Asian American International Film Festival’s “This American Life” Screening this Saturday, July 28th! CAAAV supporters get 20% off tickets with the CAAAVAAIFF12 code on this website. Join us for the screening and the following reception, with food and drinks!
Here’s a description of the short films from the AAIFF website:
What does it mean to be Asian American living in America? This program of short films tell five distinct stories from a Japanese American youth in internment camp to Pakistani American Muslims living in California to undocumented North Korean refugees to Korean Americans today seeking
representation on screen.
A Flicker In Eternity Director ANN KANEKO & SHARON YAMATO
An American Mosque Director DAVID WASHBURN
Out of the Shadows Director JAMES TARLTON
Two Seconds After Laughter Director DAVID ROUSSEVE
Outsider at Home Director HYUNMIN DANNY LEE
We need volunteers for this event! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up to Take Steps for Chinatown!
CAAAV is hosting a walk-a-thon fundraiser on September 8th to celebrate our victories in the East River Waterfront campaign! Support us by forming a team, sponsoring us, or donating to CAAAV. Click below for more information, and check out our trailer featuring our lovely CAAAV staff, members, and volunteers!
- Register to form a team and fundraise to support CAAAV’s programs!
- Sponsor our event by taking out an advertisement
- Donate to CAAAV if you can’t make it to the event
- More info about the event here.
- Check out our trailer.
CAAAV is being honored by the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project!
The Community Development Project (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities. They partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives, and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice. UJC’s CDP has been a partner in our work for the past 10 years. On Sept. 14th, UJC will hold their annual fundraiser event where CAAAV will be receive an award. We hope you can join us and support UJC.
We hope to see you at our events!