“Journey to the Nail Salon” Sunday December 13th, 3-5pm Allen Temple Church

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Two years ago, African American women from Allen Temple Baptist Church and Vietnamese nail salon workers met at the crossroads of the nail salon to talk about their histories and experiences living in East Oakland. Their conversations were documented in a short film in hopes of bridging cultural understanding between clients and workers within the nail salon industry.

We invite you to CHAA's film premiere that will be followed by a community dialogue at Allen Temple Church, Room D216, Mary Morris Room, 8501 International Blvd., Oakland, 94621

Additional presentations include:
– PG&E for low-income residents
– Oakland's New Comer Welcome Center!

Treasure Storytelling December 13th 6-8pm New Parkway Theater Oakland

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/130948537268922/

Tickets + more info: http://www.treasurelanguage.org/

Join the Aikuma Project for an evening of treasure language storytelling. This is a chance to celebrate treasure languages, share words and ideas in the language of your heart, and discover new ways to learn language. Be there December 13th, 6-8pm at the New Parkway Theater in Downtown Oakland.

Want to master the language of your parents or grandparents? Or raise your children with exposure to your language?

Experience an evening of beauty and inspiration with storytellers from Laos, Eritrea who have made California their home, as well as one Ohlone storyteller who will deliver a tale in Chochenyo. As elders tell stories in their mother tongues, listen to local language champions interpret them into English.

The Experience of Psycholo Oncology Services in Asian Americans

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The Experience of Psycho Oncology Services in Asian Americans.
If you are over the age of 18, have received psycho-oncology/cancer focused psychological services, are currently in remission, identify yourself as Asian American and are interested in expanding research in Asian American studies by participating in a psychological study; please contact Joanne Wong, @John F. Kennedy University. jwong@email.jfku.edu 510.759.2191

International Southeast Asian Film Festival, Nov 20-22, 2015



The International Southeast Asian Film Festival ( I-SEA) highlights the histories, imaginaries, and identities of those with ties to Southeast Asia and its diasporas, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and the Philippines. The selected films will have dialogue with local and international communities, drawing connections between wars then and now, overseas and on the streets.

The films- ranging from horror, experimental, documentaries and more-embrace diverse topics including gender identity, love and modernity. The festival will feature the latest works by emerging and established filmmakers, including features, documentaries, shots, and experimental cinema.

 Opening Night Screening Event & Party

When: Friday, November 20 from 7pm-11pm

Where:Artists' Television Access in San Francisco's Mission Direct

The New People Cinema

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 21-22 from 10:30am-12am

Where: New People Cinema in Japantown. 

Generation of Oakland – The People’s Portrait, Saturday, November 7th, 2015 11am-3pm


Generation of Oakland – The People's Portrait, Saturday, November 7th 11am-3pm @ East Oakland Youth Development Center 8200 International Blvd.

Oakland is changing, People whose families go way back are being pushed out by high rents and gentrification. In these difficult times, generations are being scattered in the name of development. But the generations of Oakland have memories and a history that speak to their determination and boundless creativity. Participants of the Generation of Oakland Project will get to star in a photo shoot and have their stories about growing up in Oakland recorded. You make Oakland! Your voice deserves to be heard and preserved! If you are an Oakland resident and want to participate, contact 1stloveart@gmail.com or 510.388.4022 www.niamimara.com

Mongolian Pride Event presented by “GER” Youth Center, Sunday November 1st, 2015 5:30-8:30pm

"GER" Youth Center invites you to their 2nd Annual Mongolian Pride Event, Sunday November 1, 2015 5:30-8:30pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street Auditorium, Oakland. Inquiries at 510-759-9229.

Presentation by Mr. Saruul-Erdene, Ph.D in Mongolian Linguistics, Authentic Mongolian Dinner, Photo Gallery and Performances by talented young artists of "GER". 

Tula Balance of Life! November 1, 2015 3:30pm

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Ushanjali School of Dance, presents an evening of lively, energetic dances and melodious music by Teachers, Students and Artists from around the Bay Area, all coming together to raise funds for the Rehabilitation and Rebuilding of areas affected by the Earthquake in Nepal!!

All proceeds will be donated to the Non-profit organization, Sahayeta Nepal!

Partner organizations: ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood and CHAA!!

Naina Shastri and Ushanjali School of Dance presents "Tula – Balance of Life" Classical and Folk dances from India with Live Music. Amador Valley Theater 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. November 1st, 2015 at 3:30pm. Tickets: General $15, Child 13 & Under $10.00 Contact: ushanjali2008@gmail.com 510-565-6202
Website: www.ushanjali.com

API Women’s Summit, September 19th Saturday 9am-4:30pm

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Saturday, September 19th for the API Women's Summit Building Home, Rowing Together from 9:00am-4:30pm at the Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Join us for a fun family friendly celebration with Workshops, Resources, Gifts, Food & Childcare. 

a) Basic Worker Rights -Asian Law Caucus
b) How to be, feel and look beautiful in America- Francesca Oh and Trinity Ordona
c) Planting and Walking Meditation-Jennifer Tran and Katrin Welch
d) What do you want in a Newcomer Center?-Mike Wong
e) Learn about the Low-Income PG&E CARE Program-PG&E team

API Women’s Leadership Initiative – September 19, 2015

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Since 2013, over ten partners and collaborators have worked to develop an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Women’s Leadership Initiative, which a focus on newcomer API immigrants and refugees. As the largest non-white and fastest growing racial/ethnic group in Alameda County, Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) are in a strong position to ensure that their communities remain healthy, and women will play a big role in supporting their families and communities in this effort. 

The goal of the initiative is to build a grassroots, pan-API dialogue of immigrant and refugee women community leaders committed to building healthy communities. Through popular education methods, the events seek to address specific leadership skills, movement-building strategies, and community actions to ensure that immigrant Bay Area API communities remain healthy, successful, and prosperous. 

The Leadership Initiative builds upon a unique and powerful approach: building community and connections as a key strategy to improving mental health and overall well-being, and addressing the social, cultural and historical determinants that shape the mental health experience of our communities in their transition to life in the US. In addition to early intervention supports for individuals and families, this strategy helps newcomers build hope, joy and resilience, reduces stigma, and empowers communities to shape mental health by providing a space for integrating their cultural practices and perspectives. 


2013 API Women’s Summit: Building Power, Sharing Our Stories (June 2013)
Holiday Party: River of Life (December 2013)
2014 API Women’s Summit: Building Power, Setting Sail on the River of Life (September 2014)
International Women’s Day: Building Connections (March 2015)

Alameda County Public Health Department-Maternal and Child Health Division
Asian Community Mental Health Services
Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Institute
Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Community Health for Asian Americans
Korean Community Center of the East Bay
University of California Berkeley School of Public Health-Center for Public Health Practice

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
Alameda County Public Health Department-Maternal and Child Health Division
City of Berkeley Mental Health
Region IX Office on Women’s Health
University of California Berkeley CALPACT Program
Pacific Gas & Electric 
East Oakland Building Healthy Communities (California Endowment) 
Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63)
Office of Minority Health Resource Center





Summer may be over, but the memories and work live on! The Environmental Prevention Youth Group learns about marijuana policy in a 3-day Youth Health Equity Summer Camp at Walker Creek Ranch!  Special thanks and appreciation to Amy Lam, Erica Corpuz and Fatai Tokolahi.