API Health Talk @ Mills College April 20, 2016 6pm

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Presented by speakers Nwe Oo and Fatai “Tai” Tokolahi from the Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) in Oakland, CA. This event, which is part of Mills' South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander (SAMEAPI) Awareness Month, will be located in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. 

Tai is a community advocate for the Pacific Islander people here in Alameda County and he will be talking about deconstructing masculinity in the Pacific Islander community, sexual health in the API community, and how men can be better allies for women. 

Nail Salon AB2437 Needs Your Support! Send letters by 4/13/16 5pm

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Please support AB2437: The Nail Salon Fair Compensation and Competition Act (Ting)

CHAA's Nail Salon Work and Health Project is very happy to let you know that our legislation (AB2437) is now ready to be supported by ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS YOU CAN THINK OF!!

So, please send the email below along with the attachments to any organizations you have relationships with primarily to ask them to submit a letter of support by next Wednesday.

Empowerment Project, April 30th, 2016 2-5pm

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What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?

Join OFA (Organizing for Action) for a special screening of The Empowerment Project and we'll explore that question together.

The screening will be held on April 30, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Berkeley Adult School. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring:

• Sarah Moshman, the Director of The Empowerment Project,
• Tiffany Harris, Executive Director of Girls Inc-WCC, and
• Wei Ling Huber, President of Unite Here Local 2850 

Youth-Led Marijuana Policy Summit, Saturday April 16th, 2016 9:30am-3:30pm


CHAA's Richmond youth group, in partnership with other Contra Costa County youth groups, are hosting a Youth-Led Marijuana Policy Summit on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm at Riverview Middle School in Bay Point. We invite you and your youth to participate in the Summit to learn about the local issues and impacts of marijuana on young people, and engage in an interactive workshop to develop policy recommendations and action steps to resolve issues around marijuana in their own community. Please share widely. Thank you!


International Women’s Day Featured in Pool of Consumer Champions

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Our International Women's Day Celebration 2016 is featured in the March 2016 Pool of Consumer Champions (www.POCC.org) Newsletter for Alameda County Behavioral Health Services! CHAA, ACMHS, CERI and PURI are honored! Thank you Adrianne DeSantis for this visibility! "The Asian American communities in Alameda County and the bay area are wide awake!"#BuildingHomeTogether

International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 13th 2016

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Please join us for our annual celebration of International Women's Day on March 13th at Berkeley Adult School! This year, we celebrate the successes and strengths of diverse immigrant and refugee communities living in the Bay Area, and hope to widen our circle of friendships, connections and supports for each other. Spread the word! Invite your communities and friends! ‪#‎BuildingHomeTogether‬ ‪#‎APIWomenLeaders‬

There weill be games, singing, dancing, fashion show, free food & child care available.

Reunite Dance with Jest Jammin’ Band for Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

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Fundraising Event for the Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. Reunite with friends and grads from Oakland High and Oakland Tech. Jest Jammin' at the Just Dance Ballroom, Saturday March 19th 8pm 2500 Embarcadero, Oakland. $20 per person, send checks by 3/12/2016 or $25 at the door.

Contact: Thomas Jue

Reunite and Dance, 4123 Broadway #888, Oakland, CA 94611

For more information:  Ron Young 510-813-1321   Email: fmkvchoy@hotmail.com