Upcoming events in April
Next month brings a slew of events from our members, grantees, and other organizations in our community. These are good opportunities to network with each other and with other folks from around DC and the country. We hope to see you at a few of them!
- Meet the 2013 National Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI) fellows on Friday, April 5 at 6 pm! The National APAWLI Program is a seven-month program that supports the growth of APA women leaders from across the country. This year’s class includes three great women from the DC area:
The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, which runs the National APAWLI Program, is led by giving circle member, Rosie Abriam.
- Get some exercise and honor the 25th anniversary of the civil liberties act of 1988 at the 15th annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk on Saturday, April 6 at 9 am. This year’s keynote speaker is Jodie Z. Bernstein, Chair of the commission on the wartime relocation and internment of civilians.
Check-in opens at at 9 am, and the opening ceremony starts at 10 am. The walk starts at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism (Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave and D St NW, near Union Station). There is no cost to attend.
- Celebrate 17 years of crucial work by the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 pm! Seventeen years ago, DVRP started as an all-volunteer organization and has grown to serve over 600 survivors of domestic violence in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We gave grants to support the organization’s important work in 2010 and 2012.
At the reception, meet DVRP’s recently named interim executive director, Jessica Li (also one of the newest members of our giving circle), as well as DVRP’s newly elected board president and vice President. You can also learn about opportunities to engage with DVRP’s work to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities.
- Learn more about online giving at a discussion hosted by the local chapters of Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) on Monday, April 15 at 6 pm. The theme of the discussion is “Online Giving Trends and Best Practices,” and guest speakers include Alison Carlman, Unmarketing Manager at Global Giving, and Stacie Mann Kronthal, Vice President of Partnerships at Network for Good.
- Join us at our Thursday, April 25 at 6 pm for our next giving circle meeting. We are continuing to plan our events for the year and welcome new ideas from members and guests. We’ll provide more details once the date gets closer.
- Finally, this isn’t in April but save the date for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)‘s Second Annual APA Heritage Ball, which will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm. In 2012, we gave CAPAL a grant for its great work in promoting public service within the Asian Pacific American community.