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June 2016

2016 Summer Kickoff Happy Hour

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocket Bar,
714 7th St NW Washington, 20001
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Join us on Thursday, June 2 at 6pm at Rocket Bar for Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)’s Headshot Happy Hour. Network with other young professionals and find out how you can get involved in CAPAL’s upcoming summer programs such as our Washington Leadership Program and Career Fair. More About CAPAL’s Happy Hours CAPAL happy hours serve as a regular opportunity for young professionals to network in the Washington, DC metro area. Each happy hour is themed and highlights…

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2016 Washington Leadership Program: Opening Ceremony

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HVC-215 (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center),
The U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20035 United States

Join us as we kick off the 2016 season of CAPAL’s Washington Leadership Program (WLP) “Redefining Public Service”. Our Opening Ceremony will act as an introduction by exploring public service through unique and diverse angles within the context of AAPI identity. It will attempt to broaden the scope of public service beyond the traditionally associated careers. Lastly, our opening ceremony will orient participants to the objectives of the WLP and overview the entire summer series. Our Speakers Chris Ornelas serves…

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Free

Congressional Budget Office Informational Session

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Congressional Budget Office,
D St SW #4 Washington, DC 20515 United States
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a federal agency that serves Congress by providing non-partisan and object analysis over a variety of budget and economic reports. Join CAPAL at an Informational Session on the CBO to hear from their experts as they explain the process of analyzing government budgets and creating cost estimate reports. Take this opportunity to learn about the purposes that these products serve in informing Congress and the American public. Lastly, discover how you can become involved with the CBO through…

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Free

2016 Washington Leadership Program Session I: Communities of Color

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HVC-215 (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center),
The U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20035 United States

In the first session of our Washington Leadership Program, Communities of Color, we will address the historical and contemporary relationships between AAPIs and other communities of color, with a specific focus on the AAPI’s community’s role in civil rights movements. We will provide attendees with tools and strategies that they can bring back to their communities and use in order to build solidarity with other communities of color. This session will also address current attitudes on what it means to be part…

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Free

2016 Washington Leadership Program Session II: Elections 2016

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HVC-215 (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center),
The U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20035 United States

At the second session of our Washington Leadership Program, Elections 2016, we will aim to address the importance of participating in the political process. We will highlight the current state of AAPI participation within politics and its affects on our communities as well as attempt to broaden the concept of political participation by challenging popular perceptions. This session will provide attendees with methods to sustain, cultivate, and grow civic engagement within their own communities as well as connect them with leaders with experience working in civic engagement from…

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Free

AAPI Roundtable Series: Greg Cendana

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AFL-CIO Building,
815 16th St NW Washington, DC 20005 United States

Speaker  Gregory Cendana   Strategist, politico and coalition builder Gregory Cendana is the first openly gay and youngest-ever Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement. He is the immediate past Chair of National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, co-founder of the diversity initiative Inclusv, Treasurer for the Labor Coalition for Community Action and is the youngest General Board member of the AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions representing 12…

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2016 Washington Leadership Program Session III: Environmental Justice

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HVC-215 (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center),
The U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20035 United States

At the third session of our Washington Leadership Program, Environmental Justice, we will address the disparate impact of climate change and environmental hazards on communities of color and low-income communities. We will identify inequities in which communities have a say in the creation of environmental laws and regulations as well as broaden perspectives on environmental policy by connecting climate change with racial justice, inequality, and diversity. Lastly, this session will act as an opportunity for attendees to interact with leaders working…

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Free

AAPI Roundtable Series: Irene Bueno

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker Irene Bueno Irene B. Bueno is a born leader. And she knows how leaders–including key decision-makers throughout government–think. With decades of experience working in and with the highest levels of government, Irene provides clients with critical insights and advice on issues ranging from education to health care. Irene’s experience has helped her develop extensive high-level relationships across government, including in the executive branch; House and Senate Democratic Leadership; Congressional Committees with jurisdiction over health, education, and appropriations issues; and the…

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July 2016
Free

2016 Resume Writing Workshop

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AmeriCorps,
250 E Street SW Washington, 20525
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This is the 1st time CAPAL is offering a resume writing workshop in preparation for our AAPI Career Fair the following week. Join us as we hear from experts in both the private and public sectors give their advice toward crafting the perfect resume. A picture I.D. is required for entry. Be sure to bring your updated resume to CAPAL’s annual career fair the following week, and speak to representatives from employers throughout the public sector. Check out the event page for an updated…

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2016 Washington Leadership Program Session IV: Public Safety Service

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HVC-215 (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center),
The U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20035 United States

At the fourth session of our Washington Leadership Program, Public Safety Service, we aim to give an overview of AAPI’s working in the field of criminal justice and law enforcement as well as identify obstacles facing AAPIs in those careers. We will engage the contemporary discussions on criminal justice reform by analyzing its affects on communities of color. Lastly, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with public service leaders working in the fields of criminal justice and law enforcement. More About The…

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