Upcoming Federation Events

April 21, 2017, 9:30-5:30
Immigration Navigator Training @Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 1301 6th Avenue, 40th Fl, Conference Room D, New York, NY 10019

This training will provide staff of immigrant-serving organizations with the information and knowledge they need to help immigrants through the complex immigration legal system and defend their rights in this challenging political climate. We will cover the following topics, among others:

  • Review of immigration policies in the Obama administration and those emerging from the Trump administration
  • Basic overview of immigration law
  • Best practices for avoiding unauthorized practice of law and combating immigration fraud
  • Discussion of basic rights in the U.S., regardless of immigration status
  • Designing a family safety plan and gathering documents in event of interactions with law enforcement
  • Addressing hate crimes

Space is limited. RSVP now!

April 25, 2017, 6:30-8:30
Addressing Microaggressions as Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American Educators @Teach for America, 25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004

Join us for the second session of a two-part discussion series on how Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American educators can address microaggressions in the workplace. We will look at personal and professional avenues that are available to us to deal with experiences of microaggression involving colleagues, administrators, students, and parents. We will also examine our own implicit biases that may cause us to commit microaggressions against others.

This event is geared toward Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American educators, including teachers, administrators, and others working in the education field who identify as APIDA.

RSVP here.

April 26, 2017, 3:00-5:00
Understanding the City’s Contracting Process @AAARI, 25 W. 43rd Street, Room 1000, New York, NY 10036

Led by the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), this workshop will guide participants through the A-Zs of the contracting process and introduce nonprofits to the new PASSPort program, which will centralize and facilitate the contracting process, allowing organizations to spend less time on paperwork overall. Also, they will address the ways in which the subcontracting process affects Asian-serving groups. Specifically, they will cover the following:

  • Overview of procurement process (pre-solicitation through registration)
  • Overview of key post-procurement responsibilities (e.g., budgets, audits, reporting)
  • Introduction to PASSPort/Accelerator capabilities and enhancements
  • Subcontracting discussion
  • Presentation of support and additional trainings available through MOCS

RSVP by emailing

April 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30
Mental Health in the Asian American Community in the Age of Trump @Buzzfeed, 111 E. 18th Street, New York, NY 10003

Anxious, stressed, overwhelmed. Many activists and community members on the frontlines have described feeling this way ever since the new administration released a number of executive orders affecting Asian and other immigrant communities. Particularly, as we face a barrage of challenges and needs from the communities we serve, staff in the social services and social justice spaces have struggled to maintain a sense of optimism and well-being in the midst of our service-oriented work.

Join us for this timely workshop, in which skilled facilitators will lead participants in a discussion about the historical traumas affecting Asian communities and the ways in which these traumas are showing up in our communities under the new administration. Using a mix of art and drama therapy techniques, they will guide participants through an exercise to deepen their understanding of how these traumas affect their work and the Asian clients they serve, and offer ways in which people can practice self-care to maintain mental health during these challenging times.

Space is very limited. Preference will be given to staff of member agencies. To RSVP, email by April 20.

Thank you to Buzzfeed for their co-sponsorship of this event!

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