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Upcoming events in April

March 28, 2013

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!

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women, which runs the National APAWLI Program, is led by giving circle member, Rosie Abriam.

The reception will take place at AARP’s Brickfield Conference Center (601 E Street NW). RSVP by Monday, April 1 at

  • 2013 Cherry Blossom Freedom WalkGet 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.

The reception, which is free and open to all, is taking place at O’Melveny & Myers LLP at 1625 I Street NW. RSVP today at!

AAPIP and EPIP logos

This engaging discussion will take place at at the Case Foundation (1717 Rhode Island Ave NW). RSVP at

  • 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.
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