Public board meeting in Seattle on November 19
CAPAA will be holding a public board meeting on November 19, 2016, at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington in Seattle.
Attendees will have an opportunity to hear about issues impacting Asian Pacific American communities. There will also be time for community members to provide public comment and voice their concerns to the Commission.
COFA Meeting in Spokane
Join CAPAA on October 22 for a community meeting in Spokane. We will be discussing legislative efforts that will improve access to affordable health care for Pacific Islanders from the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Education Roundtable in Eastern WA
On October 15, the Commissions on African American Affairs, Asian Pacific American Affairs, and Hispanic Affairs hosted an Education Roundtable in Toppenish.
Community members discussed ways to provide better support for students and families in the education system. Feedback from the Roundtable will be taken back to the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee to shape their recommendations in the upcoming session and the implementation process of HB 1541.
Healthy Youth Survey
The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs issued a press release about its work to collect disaggregated data on the Healthy Youth Survey.
“CAPAA and the Department of Health worked together to improve the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey to better reflect Washington’s fast-growing Asian American student population. The 2016 survey is the first to collect disaggregated data for seven Asian subgroups.”
API Chaya Community Survey
API Chaya is conducting a community survey to gather input for the development of a parenting class that is responsive to the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
The survey can be found here.
Upcoming Community Events & Opportunities
- WASCLA Summit (10/21-10/22)
- COFA Community Meeting in Spokane (10/22)
- UNITE: Southeast Asian Education Summit (10/29)
- UPRISE: Pacific Islander Education Summit (10/29)
- UNIPRO Summit (10/29)
- API Chaya Language Access Workshop (11/1)
- Upholding the Beloved Community: Advancing a Just and Equitable Transition to a Low Carbon World (11/7)
- Looking for employment opportunities? Our Jobs page is updated monthly.