Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search

News & Press: E-Newsletter

July 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ruby Samuel
Share |

OCA National Convention Forges Ahead: A New Legacy for AAPI Leaders of Tomorrow

 

 

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates conductedits 43rdAnnual National Convention at the Westin Jersey City Newport in Jersey City, NJ this past month. The four-day event ran Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24 and proved highly successful in engaging adiverse audience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) forprofessional, personal, and community development. Throughout the convention, OCA also honored the achievements of AAPI leaders, and celebrated the legacy and future the organization.

 

Traditional Asian American Dancers at Thursday's Welcome Reception

 

This year's convention counted a diverse and prominent group of AAPI elected officials in attendance, including Congresswoman Grace Meng; Jersey City Municipal Council President Rolando R. Lavarro; West Windor Township Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh;Mahwah City Councilman Jonathan Wong; andNew York State Assemblyman Ron Kim.

Members of OCA - NJ on the Friday Night Event Dinner Cruise

 

The theme this year was "Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, and Activism," whichfocused on advancing AAPI issues by embracing AAPI political identities to forge a political legacy for future generations. National President Leslie Moe-Kaiser, when addressing the annualAwards Gala audience, stressed the need for building coalitions with other communitiesof color and connecting OCA's activism with intersectional advocacy.

 

A panel on the AAPI Women's Track

 

This message was reinforced throughout theconvention workshops, where panelists and moderators representeda broad view of ethnic experiences and backgrounds.Intersectional workshops included a convention workshop track devoted to AAPI Women's issues, as well as a panel for AAPI parents on accepting LGBTQ children. These and related events mark a new chapter in the 40+ year timeline of OCA's National Convention.

 

Summer 2016 Interns at the Gala

 

OCA is proud to celebrate its decades of legacy, advocacy, and activism. As we forgeahead, we continue to chart new courses for our future leaders. In light of the innumerable achievements OCA has made this year, we would like to thank

our donors and sponsors for their unwavering support:

 

OCA National President Leslie Moe-Kaiser addresses the Convention Gala

AARP

American Honda Motor Company

AT&T

Buick

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

The Coca-Cola Company

Comcast/NBCUniversal

DHC Auto Group

Ford Motor Company

Hycroft

IW Group, Inc.

McDonald's USA

MGM Resorts International
Welcome Reception - Bronze Level

Nielsen

Shell Oil Company

Sodexo

Southwest Airlines

State Farm®

United Health Care

UPS

Verizon Communications

Wells Fargo

 

Thanks to all our members, supporters, staff, and volunteers for another successful, inspiring Convention. See you all next year in Sacramento, California -- at the 2017 OCA National Convention!

 

 

Apply to Work at the FBI!

 

Recruitment is open for 90 days from July 21st. Interested applicants should apply online atwww.fbijobs.gov. Applicants should enter theReferral Source: 3510OCA2016.

 

undefined

 

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates | 202-223-5500| www.ocanational.org


Sign In
Sign In securely
Latest News
OCA National Center
1322 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
 
P: (202) 223-5500 | F: (202) 296-0540 | E: oca@ocanational.org