APALI Civic Leadership Program 2013 Community Research Project Rosemarie Nahm, Kenny Tram, Josephine Villanueva. MOBILIZING API STUDENTS FOR ACTION. East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU). History of ECAASU. A. Participated in anti Vietnam war movement
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Community Research Project
Rosemarie Nahm, Kenny Tram, Josephine VillanuevaMOBILIZING API STUDENTS FOR ACTION
A. Participated in anti Vietnam war movement
B. Lobbied elite colleges to admit more Asian American students
C. Lobbied for Asian American studies program on college campuses
D. Became a springboard for Asian American students’ activism in their communities
A. Mission: to inspire, educate and empower those interested in AAPI issues
B. Advocacy on national issues that have statistically significant impact on the AAPI communities
1. Domestic violence
2. Support and prevention relating to diabetes - Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death for Asian Americans
Proposed Mission by the WCAPSU Revival Team:
The West Coast Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (WCAPSU) is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advocating for the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students and communities throughout the West Coast states through partnerships with API(A) communities and organizations.
API Advocacy ClubEvergreen Valley College API Students Need
Empowerment (ex. to remove the stigma of the thinking that De Anza is “just” a community college)
Awareness (ex. to be able to identify and advocate for APA social issues in an ethnoburb/bubble)De Anza College API Students Need
(to be accomplished by peer members as well as outside volunteers)
THERE’S A NEED FOR MORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE REPRESENTATION IN THESE STUDENT UNIONS BECAUSE WE HAVE SPECIFIC STRUGGLES THAT NEED SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY.