Past Events

2010 Spring Membership Social
March 14, 2015
With special guest Jane Junn, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, speaking on Asian American Political Engagement: Who is Active in Politics? March 14, 2010, Joy Luck Chinese Restaurant

Over 60 CCAPW members, supporters, and friends gathered at Joy Luck Chinese Restaurant on Sunday, March 14, 2010, to enjoy appetizers and hear a talk by Dr. Jane Junn, Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, titled “Asian American Political Engagement: Who is Active in Politics?”  Dr. Jane Junn presented her thought-provoking research on Asian American engagement in politics, which included the first national Asian American political survey broken down by ethnicity. This survey was conducted during the 2008 United States Presidential Election. Contrary to stereotypes of Asian Americans as apolitical, this survey showed a rich portrait and broad spectrum of Asian American political involvement and activism.

2009 Holiday Luncheon & Annual Meeting
December 5, 2009
CCAPW members and supporters gathered at the Thai Lao Palace to celebrate the holiday season and share our stories.  After swearing in the 2010 CCAPW Board of Directors and completing our business meeting, we listened to the leaders among us who shared stories of their families, their work, and their connection to our community.  Project Access (Fresno Unified School District) was this year’s holiday donation recipient, and was presented with 34 coats & jackets for children & teens, and $200 donated by CCAPW members.

2009 Scholarship Luncheon & General Meeting
July 25, 2009
Scholarships were awarded to 10 talanted young women at our Saturday, July 25, 2009 General Meeting and Scholarship Luncheon at the Vintage Dining Room on the campus of California State University, Fresno.  Dr. Ellen Junn, Associate Provost of CSU Fresno, gave the keynote address at the luncheon.  CCAPW awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 impressive and dedicated Central Valley students, the highest amount of scholarships the organization has awarded in a single year during its 30 year history.

Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Council
July 7, 2009
CCAPW leaders and members participated in the quarterly forum of API voices facilitated by Councilmember Blong Xiong.  Councilmember Xiong updated the forum on activities at Fresno City Hall, and members announced community activites and events.  Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin addressed the forum, and engaged in discussion with community members on a variety of issues facing API communities.

Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial Day of Remembrance
February 16, 2009
CCAPW leaders and members attended the dedication ceremonies for the Pinedale Assembly Center Memorial. The Memorial was erected at the site where thousands of United States citizens of Japanese ancestry living in California, Oregon and Washington, and family members who emigrated to the States from Japan, were held by government decree following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Assembly Centers likethe one in Pinedale served as the first stop for more than 120,000 Japanese Americans on the way to years of forced incarceration at internment camps in Arizona, Wyoming, California and other western states.  The outside Memorial is over 7,000 square feet consisting of a fountain and original fountain sculpture, concrete plaza, Japanese landscaping, historical landmark designation plaque, and an interpretive wall of ten storyboards which poignantly illustrate the journey of Japanese American internment and redress. The fountain and remembrance were designed and built by Gerard Tsutakawa, whose father designed two sculptures that anchor Fulton Mall.

An Evening with Kao Kalia Yang, Author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
October 15, 2008
CCAPW held a book reading event welcoming Kao Kalia Yang, Author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, on her visit to Fresno. With over 150 community members in attendance, the event was a testament to the Asian American community’s eagerness to support the success of a young, gifted, and inspirational Hmong American writer from Minnesota.

Asian American Leadership Council Mayoral Forum 
September 27, 2008
CCAPW leaders and members participated in Fresno’s first Mayoral Forum to discuss how mayoral candidates can better meet the needs of the Asian American community and become civically engaged in the political process.

Women Speak Out: Changing the Way Californians Age 
September 26, 2008
At the invitation of the Women’s Foundation of California, CCAPW participated on a Local Planning Committee to organize a Fresno Speak Out. More than 25% of the participants were API women. This was the first phase of the Elder Women’s Initiative, which “aims to build the movement led by elder women and their allies for a California where we can age with well-being, dignity, and economic security.”

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